Date

12-2017

Document Type

Capstone Project (Campus-Only Access)

Degree Name

Bachelor of Arts (B.A.)

Department

Health and Human Services

Abstract

Many children in Monterey County are exhibiting negative behaviors at school that impact their education and social success. In order to change these negative behaviors that can lead them into the criminal path, a curriculum was developed to serve parents. Restorative Justice: A parent’s Learning Perspective is a curriculum development project of Restorative Justice Partners, Inc. The curriculum was designed to help English and Spanish speaking parents guide their children, through the use of restorative discipline methods. In the long run, this will eventually help to reduce negative behaviors among children in Monterey County, California. With the success of this project, Restorative Justice Partners, Inc. will be able to serve the bilingual community of Monterey County. Through the training curriculum, parents will have a broader knowledge of restorative justice principles, as well the positive outcomes that could result from utilizing restorative justice discipline methods at home with their children. The next step is to begin serving parents in the area utilizing the training curriculum and begin making a greater change in the community. One recommendation presented to the agency is to continue updating the curriculum annually in order to have relevant and updated information to provide for parents in the future years to come.

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