From the publisher: "BEYOND ZERO TOLERANCE is a 25-minute video that documents the implementation of restorative practices in several schools in the U.S.A., the Netherlands, and Hull, England. The camera captures circles, conferences and one-on-one meetings in progress. Students, teachers and administrators speak candidly about the effects of restorative practices in their school. The viewer is transported to bustling school hallways and classrooms and feels an unmistakable sense of lively and cheerful community. This vibrant and engrossing video is a powerful testament to the benefits of restorative practices in an educational setting."
From the publisher: "In these videos, four expert practitioners of restorative practices discuss how to address a range of disciplinary and behavioral issues in schools. The videos are an ideal tool for administrators to raise their faculty’s consciousness about restorative practices. Administrators can show faculty an individual topic segment to stimulate discussion on that topic."
From the publisher:
"The Worst School I’ve Ever Been To follows the
stories of three students at a Community Service Foundation/Buxmont Academy
school/day treatment program for troubled youth in southeastern
Pennsylvania. The video is both an instructional documentary showing a
variety of restorative practices and group processes used in a therapeutic
setting and an emotionally moving story about young people working to change
their behavior and achieve personal goals, and the counselors who are trying
to help them"
From the publisher: "This DVD video, developed in 2003 for American clergy and presented by the Silvan S. Tomkins Institute, has wide application in many settings. In it, Donald L. Nathanson, world-renowned psychiatrist, explains that the interpersonal violence in modern society can best be explained as inappropriate responses to shame. Restorative practices such as conferences and circles are consistent with Nathanson’s suggested remedies."
From the publisher: "A dynamic speaker, Dr. Donald Nathanson, psychiatrist, author of Shame and Pride and executive director of the Silvan S. Tomkins Institute, explains the psychology of affect, with an emphasis on the implications of shame. He clarifies the psychological and social value of restorative practices, such as conferences and circles, in today’s disconnected world. These practices, he says, provide a safe environment for people to express and exchange intense emotion, helping to repair relationships and build community. This is a plenary speech from the IIRP’s 2000 conference, in Toronto, Canada."
From the publisher: "Dr. Vick Kelly provides an overview of Affect and Script Psychology, developed by Silvan Tomkins and furthered by Donald Nathanson, in an effort to highlight some of the impetus behind emotional experiences during restorative interventions. Affect is the primary, innate motivator of human emotion and behaviour. To comprehend the extent of emotional harm experienced by a victim or the motivation of a perpetrator, it is helpful to understand affect and its scripted responses. Kelly explains scripted responses directed by the Central Blueprint - a functional but primarily unconscious program in the brain. As is the case with all emotion, the ebb and flow of emotion during restorative interventions to reduce or repair harm and begin restoration is directed by the Central Blueprint."
From the publisher: "Facing the Demons is an hour-long documentary video about the journey of the family and friends of murdered victim Michael Marslew, confronting face-to-face in a conference two of the offenders responsible for Michael's death. Facing the Demons, produced by the Dee Cameron Company, originally aired on the ABC, Australia's public television network. It won an award for "best television documentary of 1999" at the 2000 Logies Awards, the Australian equivalent of the Emmy Awards. In 2000 Facing the Demons earned the United Nations Association Award for Best Television in its annual Media Peace Awards."
From the publisher: "An 18-minute video providing an overview of the origins, theory and practice of conferencing. Contains testimonials from professionals and conference participants, as well as footage of actual and simulated conferences. The video includes interviews with professionals in the fields of criminal justice and education, who tell about their personal experiences and opinions about conferencing. Offenders, victims and others who have attended conferences describe their experiences and how they personally benefited from the conferencing process. The video also includes footage from several actual and simulated conferences."
From the publisher: "Four actual Real Justice conferences were videotaped, with the permission of participants, at alternative schools operated by the Community Service Foundation and Buxmont Academy, sister nonprofit organizations serving troubled youth in eastern Pennsylvania. Footage from the conferences, which were held for offenses ranging from truancy and leaving school grounds to drug possession and bringing a knife onto a school bus, provide viewers with a realistic view of conferencing. Some conferences are highly emotional; others are not. Some conferences produce satisfying outcomes; others are less successful. But follow-up interviews with conference participants show that even a so-called “unsuccessful” conference can produce meaningful outcomes."