Restorative Practices is an evidence-based, new emerging social science. It studies how to improve & repair relationships between people and communities. The purpose is to build healthy communities, decrease crime and antisocial behavior, repair harm and restore relationships.
"Trauma-informed and culturally competent care means good quality, compassionate, empathic, and attuned care.”
-Dr. Laura S. Brown, Ph.D
Trauma- Informed Communities
In a trauma-informed community, the service providers in the community (teachers, child welfare workers, police, medical professionals, etc.) are prepared to recognize and respond to those who have been impacted by traumatic stress. The goals are to: 1. foster a space for trauma and community healing 2. create communication strategies to build/repair relationships between families 3. equip community members with the tools to deal with stressful situations.
4. create an underlying culture of respect and support.