Anne Martin, Director of Restorative Practices, facilitated a training in Grand Rapids, Michigan. After Days 1 and 2, a participant prepared a meaningful reflection on what they learned and how it introduced the group to a new language and a new way of being together.
As we sat together in our circles for 2 days, the Restorative Practices model gave us all a new way of communicating. We learned how to give space, to listen and to offer ideas for growth. As we work together in the Safe Church Ministry, we are vigilant around abuse prevention and awareness, but we also recognize that when abuse has happened, we need to lean into the conversations in order for healing to happen.
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If you are interested in participating in a FaithCARE training, please contact Anne Martin.