Blight Bootcamp 2018: Building Restorative Communities

Join Impact Detroit and its partners for a day of presentations, workshops and resource sharing focused on the importance of restorative communities and how they relate to blight elimination in our communities and the Detroit Future City Strategic Framework.

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Dr. Joneigh Khaldun, MD MPH FACEP
Director and Health Officer
Detroit Health Department

Henry McClendon
MI Regional Representative
International Institute for Restorative Practices (IIRP)

Workshops Descriptions:

Restorative Practices

The Model and the Movement Learn what Restorative Practices is and how it is being used to reduce conflict and tensions in families, schools, and communities across the city of Detroit with the goal of Detroit being the first Restorative City.

Personal Growth - Financial Empowerment

Empowerment is the process of increasing your capacity to make choices and transform those choices into action and desired results. Financial empowerment is building personal knowledge and ability to manage your money and use financial services products that work for you. During this seminar, you will discover how to use money to reach your goals. You will explore skills to prepare how to recognize and seize important opportunities as they arrive. And seizing opportunities to reach your goals.

Early Childhood Development

It’s the simple things…that help to build restorative environments for our children! A. Learn and share simple everyday ways to help children grow (relaxing time, conflict resolution, organizing furniture) B. Learn and share quick ways for parents to reduce stress by creating restorative environments for young children a. Literacy-rich environments b. Creating positive pathways for children c. Reducing stress.

Youth Workshops, How to be Conflict Competent

Session designed and facilitated in part by youth with a focus on how our young leaders can develop the critical skills they need to help them, their peers and community, deal more effectively with conflict in all types of situations to move their organizations forward. Participants will walk away with new tools and techniques that will help them develop conflict competent teams, and make the IMPACT needed in our schools, communities, and lives.

Voice of Peacemakers

Session designed and facilitated by InsideOut youth on how to use spoken word (an oral form of poetry that uses wordplay, rhythm, choreography, and an abundance of expression to spread messages), literary techniques and peace circles as tools of restorative practice within our communities.

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