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Breakout Sessions

The following are titles of accepted breakout sessions. The list is subject to change.

  • A Restorative Trail: Opening up Hearts and Minds in School Communities and Beyond! – Michelle Stowe
  • Are We Victims of Something or Is That Just Life? – Barbara Walshe, Margaret O’Quigley
  • Beyond the Bitterness: Engaging With The Enemy to Find Answers and Inner Peace – Austin Stack
  • Breaking with Tradition: Re-imagining the Traditional Family Group Conference (FGC) – Les Davey, John Boulton
  • Building a Restorative Foundation for a New Citizenship – Vidia Negrea
  • Building the Restorative City – Dr Marian Liebmann OBE
  • Creating a Culture of Conflict Resolution – Sergeant Martin Moloney
  • Crime, Conflict and Culture in the University: Proactive and Reactive Restorative Approaches – Ian D. Marder
  • Cultivating Hope for Brighter Futures: Restorative Engagement in a Divided Community – Dublin – Emma Wheatley, Karen Mooney
  • Exploring Principles and Linguistics of ‘Restorative Interactions’ in the Workplace – Andrea Hughes, Hugh Hughes
  • Faith in Our City: Opportunities for Community Policing, Interfaith Dialogue and Applied Restorative Practices – Darren Coventry Howlett, Adrian Cristea
  • False Assumptions?: Rethinking Restorative Practices in the Wake of 2016 – Tim Chapman
  • Family Group Conferences: Widening The Circle As A Response To Serious Issues – Hedda van Lieshout
  • From Bystander to Activist: An Exploration of How RecoRa’s Principles of Self-Help and Activism to Tackle Extremism and Injustice Equate to Restorative Practice – Yousiff Meah
  • Highway to Understanding: A Researcher’s and a Practitioner’s Work Towards Dialogue in a Silenced Society – Dr Borbala Fellegi, Dr Gábor Héra
  • How Empathy Can Enable a Young Person to Process Shame Positively – Leanne Keely
  • Implementing Restorative Practice To Create Environments That Foster Inclusivity In The Urban Setting – Dr Nina M. Sacco, Cindy Harbaugh, Sophia Grassi, Dr Rodney Necciai, Michele Masdea, Sarah Armenti
  • Innovative Restorative Family-based Institutional Projects – Louise Leonardi
  • Looking Inward, Outward and Forward: How Glasgow Psychology Services Deliver Restorative Approaches in Schools – Carole Edgerton, Sharon Fitzpatrick, Lyndsay Broadfoot
  • Making Peace with the Enemy – Jo Berry
  • Meeting Needs and Facing the Complexities of Sexual Abuse Through Restorative Justice – Deirdre Kenny, Maeve Lewis
  • Now That We Are Being Noticed: Where To From Here? – Importance Of Explicit Restorative Practice – Terry O’Connell
  • Preventing or Repairing the Rupture: A Restorative Justice Approach to Individual Radicalisation – Ana Pereira
  • Reflections on Blending Multiple Cultures in a Colorado School: What Worked and What Didn’t Work – Carol Carpenter MA
  • Relationship Detoxification: A Restorative Practice and Interactive Relationship Workshop – J-R Curtin PhD
  • Reorientating Organisations: New Management Ideas Supported by Restorative Practices – Stijn Deprez
  • Responding with Hope Through Compassionate Witnessing – Frida C. Rundell PhD
  • Restorative Interventions Without an “Encounter”: Building Social and Emotional Skills with Youth Offenders” – Craig Adamson PhD, Fernanda Fonseca Rosenblatt DPhil
  • Restorative Interventions/Desistance Strategies: An Evolving Synergy to Reduce Offending – Paul Delaney, Ursula Fernee
  • Restorative Justice and Sexual Violence: Healing the Harm – Arti Mohan
  • Restorative Justice Approaches in Intercultural Conflict Settings – Emanuela Biffi
  • Restorative Justice in the Catholic Church In Ireland: 21 Years of Listening and Learning – Dr Melissa Darmody
  • Restorative Pathways: A Personal Journey to Restorative Leadership – Kevin Jones, MS
  • Restorative Practices, Relationships and Child Development – Nicola Preston MA
  • Restoring Healing Without Policy: Restorative Practices in Healthcare Requires Commitment to Practice and Policy – Mary Ellen Mannix MRPE
  • School-based Bullying Prevention: NOW More Than Ever We Need To Do It Right! – Bridgid Normand MEd, Ian Rivers PhD
  • Society’s Personal Whipping Boy: PTSD and the Costs of Individualizing Grief in the West – Ben Emery MSRP
  • The Aftermath of Racial Violence: Impact on a School, a School District and a City – Kay Kyungsun Yu Esq
  • The Art of the Question: Building More Effective Questions – Cameo Thorne MEd
  • The Recurring Shortcomings Experienced in the Practical Application of Restorative Justice in the UK – Tim Chapman, Fernanda Fonseca Rosenblatt DPhil, Olivia Barnes
  • The Restorative Approach in Psychotherapy – Mária Myrtill Szabó
  • The Terrorist Within and Restorative Justice – Theo Gavrielides PhD
  • To ‘Script’ or Not to ‘Script’? That Is the Question – Catherine O’Connell, Tim Coughlan
  • University as Kindergarten for Restorative Practitioners – Dr. Monika Miklošková PhD
  • Using Restorative Practices to Fix Democracy – Ted Wachtel
  • Violence and Bullying in a Hungarian Secondary School: Taboos, Trust and Power Dynamics – Gabriella Dóczi-Vámos

Day 1
Tuesday, 9th May 2017

9:00 AM – 9:30 AM
Welcome & Announcements

9:50 AM – 10:40 AM
50-minute Breakout Sessions

10:45 AM – 11:00 AM
Coffee/Tea Break

11:10 AM – 12:50 PM
100-minute Breakout Sessions

1:00 PM – 2:00 PM

2:10 PM – 3:50 PM
100-minute Breakout Sessions

4:00 PM – 4:15 PM
Coffee/Tea Break

4:20 PM – 5:10 PM
50-minute Breakout Sessions

6:00 PM – 7:30 PM
Welcome Reception

Day 2
Wednesday, 10th May 2017

8:00 AM – 8:45 AM
Coffee w/ the IIRP Faculty

9:00 AM – 9:50 AM
50-minute Breakout Sessions

10:00 AM – 10:15 AM
Coffee/Tea Break

10:30 AM – 12:10 PM
100-minute Breakout Sessions

12:30 PM – 1:30 PM

1:40 PM – 3:20 PM
100-minute Breakout Sessions

3:30 PM – 3:45 PM
Coffee/Tea Break

3:50 PM – 4:30 PM
Closing Session