Where can I learn more about Peacemaking?
There are numerous books, studies, and websites about the benefits of the circle process. Here are a few:
Native American Rights Fund - Indigenous Peacemaking Initiative is a top resource site to learn about implementation, training and resources for peacekeeping. Go to their website:
Circle Forward, Building a Restorative School Community by Carolyn Boyles-Watson & Kay Pranis. Living Justice Press, Institute for Restorative Initiatives, 2015
Calling the circle: The first and future culture by Baldwin, C. (1998). New York.
The little book of circle process by Pranis, K. (2005). Intercourse, PA: Good Books.
Peacemaking circles: From Crime to Community by Pranis, K., Stuart, B., & Wedge, M., 2003.
Touching Spirit Bear by Ben Mikaelsen
Youth Book. Age range 8-12 years of age, grade level 5 and up.
How are Brazilian Restorative Circles different?
Brazilian circles utilize facilitated dialogue, collective decision making, and an action plan. I find this method of restorative conflict circles useful in school settings, and as a mediation technique between adults.
Where can I learn more about Restorative Justice?
The Little Book of Restorative Justice (The little books of justice and peacebuilding) by Howard Zehr (2002). Intercourse, PA. Good Books.
Restorative Justice Through Victim-Offnder Mediation: A Multi-Site Assessment by Mark S. Umbreit (1998) Western Criminology Review 1 (1) Online at: http//wcr.sonoma.edu/v1n1/umbreit.html
Dominic Barter: Internationally recognized expert on restorative justice. His work began in Rio de Janeiro in the mid 1990's.
Do you offer other services for personal development?
Yes, all religious beliefs are respected and welcome. Traditional Healing Arts are based on apprenticeship and spiritual services are offered on a case by case basis.
Angola doesn't diagnose or treat any medical, dental or psychological disorders or conditions. Her services are strictly confidential and legally protected by the Sacrament of Confession. The Essenes & Theraputae are known as the *peacemakers* and *healers*.
Check back on the GROW page for updates and upcoming seminars, classes and other opportunities to learn restorative practices.
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