Creating restorative environments in schools not only
but also, more importantly
enhances school climate
changes children’s lives
. A recently published study by the University of Maine at Farmington and the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign revealed multiple benefits to incorporating restorative practices in schools. The proven benefits the study found included:
1) improved relationships among peers and with adults,
2) less destructive conflicts,
3) meaningful dialogue that promoted understanding and connecting, and
4) interruption of the school to prison pipeline.
For 23 years, TKF has been at the forefront of teaching our children restorative principles that promote healthy social-emotional development. TKF’s programs are successfully supporting the schools as they transform into safe environments where students feel heard, respected, and cared for.