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Here you will find a range of tools, guides and recommendations for implementing positive discipline aproaches in schools. Resources include parent guides with best practices for implementing restorative practices in schools and methods for implementing Positive Behavior Interventions and Supports (PBIS). 


The School Discipline Consensus Report (2014) (Document)

In 2014, the Council of State Governments released The School Discipline Consensus Report: Strategies from the Field to Keep Students Engaged in School and Out of the Juvenile Justice System.

Guia de Padre-a-Padre: Justicia Restaurativa en las Escuelas Publicas de Chicago (Document)

Estimados Amigos,

 

Para la mayoría de nuestros niños, “la disciplina escolar” ha significado ser suspendido o expulsado— empezando tan joven como kindergarten—siendo arrestado, hasta en la primaria—y terminando en las calles o en la cárcel—sin una educación.

 

Parent to Parent Restorative Justice Guide Updated 2015- English (Document)

Dear Friends,

For too many of our children, “school discipline” has meant getting suspended or expelled—starting as young as kindergarten—being arrested, even in grade school—and ending up on the streets or in jail—without an education.

Fix School Discipline Website (Document)

DSC member Public Counsel has created the Fix School Discipline website as a resource for school superintendents, principals, teachers, parents, students, community leaders and organizations and anyone who is interested in learning about how to eliminate harsh, push-out discipline practices and put in place solutions that work for a

National Juvenile Justice Network Safe and Effective School Disciplinary Policies and Practices (Document)

On August 2011, the National Juvenile Justice Network released the Safe and Effective School Disciplinary Policies and Practices policy platform with recommendations to ensure safe and effective school discipline policies and practices.

Restorative Justice Implementation Process Worksheet (Document)

Here you will find a tool created by DSC member Karen Lynn Morton of a Woman of God's Design that breaks down the stages of a Restorative Justice Implementation process. You can view the tool here

Restorative Justice Implementation Process Worksheet Spanish (Document)

Here you will find a tool created by DSC member Karen Lynn Morton of a Woman of God's Design that breaks down the stages of a Restorative Justice Implementation process in Spanish. You can view the tool here. 

Restorative Justice One-Pager (Document)

Here you will find a one-pager on Restorative Justice created by DSC members Karen Lynn Morton of a Woman of God's Design. This resource provides an introduction to restorative justice, successful characteristics of successful restorative practices and the pillars of restorative justice.

Restorative Justice One-Pager Spanish (Document)

Here you will find a Spanish one-pager on Restorative Justice created by DSC members Karen Lynn Morton of a Woman of God's Design. This resource provides an introduction to restorative justice, successful characteristics of successful restorative practices and the pillars of restorative justice.

Strategies for Parent Engagement- COFI POWERPAC (Document)

Our member COFI/POWERPAC created a Strategies for Parent Engagement guide for Illinois school administrators on how to engage parents in improving school culture and addressing school discipline. The guide is currently being used by school districts across the state as they work to implement SB100 that will go into effect in the fall of 2016.

Classroom Management Strategies (Document)

The ABC of Classroom Management is a two-part series of resources on how to build classroom communities where students are engaged in positive ways, including profiles and videos from individuals teachers.  Part One includes a secton on Positive Behavior Intervention and Support (PBIS).  The Teaching Tolerance website also includes a variety of

A Best Practices Guide to School-wide Positive Behavior Support (Document)

“School-wide Positive Behavior Support: Implementers’ Blueprint and Self-Assessment,” OSEP Center on Positive Behavioral Interventions and Supports, 2004.

The Basics of Positive Behavior Support (PBS) (Document)

National Technical Assistance Center on Positive Behavioral Interventions and Supports, US Office of Special Education Programs.