Tanya Sherise Odums, LCSW-R, M.S.Ed., CCTP
Mental Health Mentor * Transformation Coach
Action Based Therapist * Mental Health Consultant
Restorative Practices In Schools
Building Community and Creating Healthy Cultures of Learning
Restorative Practices are ancient Native American traditions based on community values and principles that are designed to enhance social connections and build community. They seek to address all aspects of the holistic human experience (mental, physical, spiritual and emotional) to promote healing. Resorative Practices services provided include:
Circles focus on building community, enhancing social connections, and creating opportunities for healing through counseling. Available Restorative Circles fall into 3 categories:
Available circles include but are not limited to welcome circles, connection circles, bereavement/healing circles, wellness support circles and celebratory circles. Also accountability circles, problem-solving circles, conflict resolution/mediation circles and other circles designed to address the social-emotional needs of the student and staff.
Training & Consultations
Consultations are provided to school administration to assist in improving school culture and building community. Coaching is provided to teach school staff how to effectively engage, manage and develop relationships with student ; specifically challenging/oppositional defiant youth. Training is provided to help teaching staff to understand mental health issues students present in classroom settings and how to effectively respond to these students using restorative language, chats an conversations to deescalate potential crises in restorative ways. Supervision is also provided to School Social Workers and Guidance Counselors to enhance the quality and effectiveness of counseling services and to improve productivity.
Basic Structure & Framework