Restorative Responses to Racism: a letter from John W. Baillie International Institute of Restorative Practice
“I cannot imagine watching the murder of George Floyd and feeling anything but pain, anger, and sadness.”
“speak out against systemic and structural racism, and to work for racial justice and equity across systems. This means listening and learning with humility. It means speaking out in solidarity, not only in this present moment, but each and every day. “
7 ways educational communities can be proactive
4 suggestions for “reaching the students and families at serious risk for harmful behaviours… one of the most urgent concerns facing school psychologists right now.”
“1. Develop a long term recovery plan.
2. Assess, don’t assume.
3. Develop a resource map
4. Provide professional development and emotional care for adults”
Helping students cope with uncertainty: advice from psychologist
1. feeling distressed about being unable to predict what will happen is entirely normal
2. put things in perspective
3. “Everything will be okay in the end. If it’s not okay, it’s not the end.”