SEL Awardee

David Jablonsky

Multicultural Arts School
Chicago Public Schools
Chicago, IL
“Multicultural Arts School (MAS) is seeking to develop and sustain Peer Conference, which will be starting its third year. This group uses restorative justice practices to address student behavior needs. In lieu of traditional forms of discipline, under this model, students consult with a peer who has violated the code of conduct, and through a conference, they reveal the root causes of the misbehavior, identify the damage done by the actions and generate an agreement to repair the relationship. The school will expand training and support for students and staff to specifically focus upon trauma sensitivity as current resources are inadequate.”
Tags: High School, Mentorship, Restorative Practices, Student Leadership & Voice, Students Affected by Suspensions, Teacher, Traditional Public School, Trauma-Informed, Urban