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Bringing Restorative Practice into Congregational Life

Using the Restorative Questions: Let us Pray Faith communities offer unique opportunities for introducing... Continue Reading

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Mark Vander Vennen’s interview in Faith Today

Mark Vander Vennen was interviewed recently by Faith Today. Mark was able to talk... Continue Reading

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Attachment, Trauma, and the Brain – 2016 Conference

Shalem is thrilled to host an attachment conference in November 2016! Join us on... Continue Reading

Helicopter Parents: Are They A Bane or A Blessing?

Mark Vander Vennen will present a workshop entitled “Helicopter Parents:  Are They A Bane or... Continue Reading


FaithCARE training in Grand Rapids

Mark Vander Vennen and Anne Martin will be conducting FaithCARE’s three-day Restorative Practice training... Continue Reading


The Sights and Sounds of Where We Belong at the CATA Conference

Betty Brouwer and Meghan Schuurman will be leading a workshop at the 2016 OATA/CATA conference:... Continue Reading