Rethinking Conflict: Introduction to Restorative Circles

Dates: November 8, 2019

Meets: F from 8:45 AM to 12 N

Hours: 3.00

Location: GRAND RAPIDS - BIK 340

COURSE: $49.00

Online registration is not available at this time. Please contact our office for more information.

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Conflict is a natural and valuable part of life. Rather than resisting and burning out we can harness it’s energy. Learning the specific model of Restorative Circles we will explore leveraging conflict as a way to transform relationship. Whether in couples, families or groups and organizations, this practical way of seeing supports our moving toward what is challenging rather than away.

Objectives: Participants will

1. Identify current ways we address conflict in families and communities and their effectiveness.
2. Distinguish punitive approach from restorative approach.
3. Explore listening/thinking restoratively and microcircles.
4. Identify 3 parts of the Restorative Circle model.

Recommended for LBSW and LMSW beginning skill level.
Fee: $49.00

Fee Breakdown

Course Fee (Basic)COURSE$ 49.00
Course Fee (Alternate)SSW Field Education Supervisor$ 36.00
Course Fee (Alternate)GVSU Social Work Faculty$ 15.00


Bicycle Factory
Grand Valley State University
201 Front Ave SW
Grand Rapids, MI 49504


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