Our restorative services support students by focusing on opportunities for growth and learning in lieu of experiencing stay-home suspensions.
Students are invited to participate in social-emotional programs that serve as an alternative to suspension, facilitated by our mental health therapists. These services encourage positive interactions, communication, and development among students. We support school districts in San Diego County and Monterey County with alternatives to suspension. Ask us about our virtual programs!
Services We Offer
GPS is a 4-hour program designed to enhance students’ interpersonal skills, including:
- Awareness of Triggers
- Healthy Communication Skills
- Empathy Development
- Focusing on Personal Values
- Healthy Decision Making
A.T.S – Alternatives To Smoking
Alternatives to Smoking is a 2-day harm-reduction program for students challenged with smoking or vaping. The program focused on the impacts of smoking/vaping on students’ physical, social, and emotional health. Students consider healthy alternatives to smoking in the group.
M.A.P.S – Mindful Actions Peaceful Solutions
Mindful Actions Peaceful Solutions is a 3-day restorative program for students who have engaged in a physical altercation at school. The program focuses on healthy interpersonal skills, trigger identification, and conflict resolution skills. Students are provided a space to deeper reflect on the consequences of their decisions.
P.A.T.H – Pointing Adolescents Towards Health
Pointing Adolescents Towards Health is a 5-day harm-reduction program for students challenged with use or abuse of controlled substances. The program provides education on addiction, the effects of alcohol and drug use, and legal ramifications. Students are provided with a space to reflect on triggers to use, healthy coping alternatives and the impact of their use on their physical, social and emotional health.
Real You is a therapeutic program that focuses on academic integrity. The program facilitates discussion of common factors that support academic honesty including:
- Time Management
- Technology/Virtual Learning
- Stress and Mental Health
- Individual and Family Expectations
- Communicating Academic Needs
STAY is a 4-hour program that focuses on truancy and attendance. The program facilitates discussion of:
- Support System
- Coping Skills
- Personal and Environmental Factors that Contribute to Absenteeism
- Goal Setting
Restorative Circles & Mediation
These groups provide an immediate debrief and mediation when conflicts occur amongst students. It is a “first line of defense” in reducing issues including, but not limited to, bullying, interpersonal conflict, and aggressive or violent behavior on campus.
Behavior Referral Response
We provide on-site behavioral interventions that focus on improving classroom conduct and school culture.
Post-Program Follow Up
Therapists can provide individualized follow up at their campus for students who complete our online and in-person programs. This ensures continuity of care while therapists assess the students’ need for additional resources and support
To ensure access for all students, we offer online programs that they can complete in lieu of an in-person restorative program. All online submissions are reviewed by a mental health professional and follow up is provided at the student’s school.
In the 2019-2020 School Year
Schools using alternatives to suspension (and counting)
Students who completed restorative programs
Don’t Just Take It From Us
“ There are people here willing to listen without judging what teens need.
Alternatives to Smoking program
“ Because it gives you a second chance and informs you about what you’re doing to your body.
“ It’s easier to talk it out in a group that can relate.
Want to Bring Restorative Services to Your School or Community?
Please contact us to partner!