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3 ways I align Trauma Responsive Schools & Restorative Practices

I’ve been teaching Restorative Practices in schools for nearly two decades, that is almost 20 years.  I’ve learned an enormous amount from doing this.  I’ve been informed about managing a classroom, dealing with different systems, addressing competing priorities and the experiences of teachers & administrators. In addition to being able to facilitate a great deal …

Janice Bad Moccassin

Transformational Horse Inspired Healer/Certified Equine Specialist (EAGALA) Janice Bad Moccasin, tribal member of the Crow Creek Sioux Tribe, resides in Shakopee, MN and currently serves as a Dakota Culturally Restorative Facilitator role for the Shakopee Mdewakanton Sioux Community for the past 25 years. Her educational background is Psychology also a life learner of the Dakota …

Peacemaking Circle Trainings

Circle Space Services will work with your agency to design appropriate training sessions.  Please contact Kris directly at circlespaceservices(at)gmail.

Two-day Circle-Keeper Training

Provides school staff, educators, social workers, juvenile justice staff, advocates and parents the resources for utilizing Peacemaking Circles. Experiential learning that provides the philosophy, technique and experience of Circle process. Training includes the specific core elements and stages of a Restorative Justice Circle. Learners engage in the range of applications including classroom management, academic reflection and problem solving. Training provides tips and techniques for challenging behaviors. Training includes small group work and exploring how to apply and utilize school-based restorative justice unique to each environment.

Two-day Implementation Training

Provides administrators, supervisors and leaders in school-based restorative justice, clear philosophy and approach to deliver effective best practice restorative models. Training provides examples for implementing a whole-school approach. Facing challenges and resistance will be explored with resources for moving a team and building forward. Advance practice skills, including techniques for difficult situations and challenging individuals will be highlighted.   Training provides skill development and interactive learning.

Circles can be applied to:

  • Classroom Behavior Management
  • Restorative Justice Conflict Resolution
  • Youth Development – social emotional learning
  • Community building and group facilitation

Participants will learn:

  • Restorative Justice Philosophy
  • Core Circle elements and Circle stages
  • Role of a Circle keeper
  • Circle applications and potential


Kris Miner Schweigert has been providing Circle Training since 2004 and has facilitated numerous Circles in a variety of settings, ranging from prisons to kindergarten classrooms.   She brings engagement and passion to each of her trainings.  She has been a contracted trainer for several school districts across the United States and assisted with local and state initiatives to implement Restorative Practices.    Kris’ resume