UMaine Hutchinson Center to offer Restorative Practices Summer Institute

Belfast, Maine — The University of Maine Hutchinson Center will offer a week-long institute on restorative practices July 31–Aug. 4, facilitated by members of the Restorative Practices Collaborative of Maine.

The institute will introduce participants to the restorative approach and practices that have proven effective and sustainable. Content will focus on the rationale for this approach and continuum of restorative practices for community building and respond to misbehavior, the community circle process and restorative language. The format will include presentations, circles, discussion and video of restorative practices in action.

Institute sessions:

  • “Introduction to Restorative Practices”
  • “Using Circles– Tier 1”
  • “Using Circles– Tier 2”
  • “Restorative Discipline in Schools for Administrators”
  • “Whole School Implementation of Restorative Practices”

All workshops are held 8:30 a.m.–3:30 p.m. Payment of $175/per day is required at the time of registration and includes continental breakfast, lunch, materials, and certificate of contact hours. CEU’s are available.

For more information or to request accommodations, contact Diana McSorley, 


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The University of Maine, founded in Orono in 1865, is the state’s land grant university, with research and community engagement classifications awarded by the Carnegie Foundation. UMaine is among the most comprehensive higher education institutions in the Northeast and attracts students from Maine and 49 other states, and 63 countries. It currently enrolls 11,219 total undergraduate and graduate students who can directly participate in groundbreaking research working with world-class scholars. The University of Maine offers 35 doctoral degrees, 85 master’s degrees, and more than 90 undergraduate majors and academic programs; and one of the oldest and most prestigious honors programs in the U.S. The university promotes environmental stewardship, with substantial efforts campus-wide aimed at conserving energy, recycling and adhering to green building standards. For more information about UMaine, visit