Thank you for your interest in the October 2019 Lecture:
The Promise for a Restorative Nevada: State of the Art and Science of
Restorative Justice in Schools
Samuel Song, Ph.D., NCSP, UNLV
Jennifer Beskow, Education Services Division, CCSD
Brian Adams, Education Services Division, CCSD
Jacqueline Eddy, UNLV
Heather Thompson, UNLV
October 19, 2019
9am - 4pm
Restorative Justice (RJ) practices are increasingly gaining popularity in education and school psychology (Song & Swearer, 2016) including Nevada (e.g., AB 168). Still, the full potential and promise of RJ in schools has been not been understood well. To address this gap, this workshop will provide the current state of the art-and-science of RJ for school psychologists in Nevada. This one-day workshop will serve as an introduction to RJ in schools by presenting a synthesis of theory, research, and practice. Participants will be engaged in their learning through experiential activities, discussion, modeling, role playing, and lecture. Participants will also provide input into how school psychologists become engaged in the RJ initiative in Nevada.
Samuel Song directs the School Psychology program as Associate Professor at UNLV. He has consulted with schools on issues of school safety, crisis, bullying, and restorative justice practices in a number of states across the country for over 15 years. He is a trained restorative justice facilitator and has responded acutely to traumatic events in schools in Seattle with a restorative crisis response. During the tragic Marysville Shooting in WA, he was the only professor who joined the urgent need for increased crisis response. He is a sought after trainer offering workshops and speaking on school safety, restorative justice and school psychology across several states in the country and internationally. In Las Vegas, he serves on the Restorative Justice Training Team of My Brother’s Keeper. He is the Principal Investigator of the Restorative Schools Project at UNLV and Co-Principal Investigator of Duval County Restorative Justice Project in FL. He has served as Co-Chair of the Schools and Education Group of Seattle Restorative Justice (a group dedicated to making Seattle restorative), and the co-founder of the National Network of Restorative School Research. He is the incoming President-Elect of the Division of School Psychology of the American Psychological Association.
Jennifer Beskow and Brian Adams are administrators within the Education Services Division, CCSD, and have extensive experience in the implementation of district-wide initiatives. Ms. Beskow had been the director of Restorative Justice training in CCSD and the Hope2 program and now oversees Region 1. Mr. Adams is in charge of Restorative Justice training in CCSD currently.
Jacqueline Eddy and Heather Thompson are doctoral students in the School Psychology program at UNLV. They co-coordinate projects within the Restorative Schools Project.
By the end of this session, participants will
1. Describe a restorative justice framework in schools
2. Understand Clark County School District’s implementation of restorative justice practices in response to new Nevada legislation
3. Generate strategies in which a school psychologist may lead a restorative approach in schools
Participants will receive 6 NASP-approved credits for attendance.
**This is a full day workshop with an hour on your own for lunch**
A special thank you to the UNLV College of Education, School Psychology program for co-sponsoring this workshop!
Participants in Reno may participate via video conferencing. The lecture will be live-streamed to the University of Nevada, Reno
Crowley Student Union Building (CSU) Room 356 - Rita Laden Senate Chambers
Also, a special thank you to the UNR Nevada Center for Excellence in Disabilities for co-sponsoring this workshop!