School Connectedness & Restorative Practices

Teaching Young Children About Body Boundaries A 5-minute video about 3 body boundaries with authors of the Kindergarten and 1st grade module of Our Whole Lives Sexuality Education from The Unitarian Universalists Association and United Church of Christ. More Our Whole Lives videos are available for young children here.

How to Improve School Climate from includes an overview of what schools can do to systematically improve school climate, culture, discipline, and connectedness, with links to other organizations or resources for planning and implementation.

Healthy and Supportive School Environments has two main sections, one for schools, and one for parents. Both sections have info about supporting students with a variety of needs, and the section for parents has info about how families can work with schools.

Implementing restorative practices comprehensively is one excellent way to enhance school connectedness and equity within the school culture.
Some places to learn about restorative practices and find resources:

Amplify RJ 

Living Justice Press 

Restorative Practices Resource Library from Collaborative Resolutions Group

Restorative Practices Strengthen School Community and Accountability Article written by AmeriCorps members about restorative practices work happening in Western MA schools.

Reach out to the Regional School Health Task Force Co-Chairs Leigh-Ellen ( or Kat ( if you are in the Franklin County and North Quabbin region and are interested in connecting about restorative practices in schools.