Restorative Practices

Restorative Practice is a model for building relationships, repairing harm, solving conflicts, and creating a safe, nonjudgmental environment for everyone to express themselves. The aim of restorative practices is to develop community and manage conflict and tensions by repairing harm and restoring relationships. ChildStrive offers community trainings in the evidence-based model of the International Institute for Restorative Practices (IIRP).

An emerging social science that studies how to strengthen relationships between individuals, as well as within communities. In communities where the network of relationships are already strong and well established it is easier to respond to wrongdoing or harm and repair relationships.
“The fundamental hypothesis of restorative practices is that human beings are happier, more cooperative and productive, and more likely to make positive changes in their behavior when those in positions of authority do things with them rather than to them, or for them.” (IIRP)

How to Find a Training

Due to the worldwide pandemic, ChildStrive is not currently offering training in Restorative Practice. If you have questions or would like more information about what ChildStrive can offer when it is safe and healthy, please call us at 425.353.5656 or email Rebecca Mauldin at

If you would like to see what trainings are offered by the International Institute for Restorative Practice, visit