The SEL Blog
This year, the Ajo Unified School District will deepen integration of Holistic Trauma-Informed Restorative Practices in our rural school district in the Arizona borderland. In the spirit of restorative practices, we seek above all to strengthen relationships. To do this, we’ll draw upon local resources, empowering our students, staff, parents and high school peer mentors to share existing knowledge and increasingly apply restorative tools. Creative community partnerships will allow Ajo Schools to fund a part-time Restorative Coordinator for the first time. We’re thrilled to incorporate curricular programming including the return of Challenge Day and the Choose Love SEL curriculum. Expert restorative consultation will help us establish systems for sustainability over the long haul. We look forward to continued transformational work together with our entire community as we innovate at the intersection of restorative strategies and trauma-informed practices, attuned to the needs and gifts of our unique place.