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Tools for your toolbox when dealing with anger.

Learn some techniques to help control anger – your own or your responses to the anger of others at a FREE “Conflict Resolution Circle” to be held online this Wednesday, July 15th at 10 am.

This is an offering of the Youth Restoration Project.

Are you struggling with anger during office zoom calls? Are you feeling frustrated at the grocery store because people aren’t giving you space? How many friends have you blocked on Social Media? 

Join the group online and learn some simple techniques to use during challenging times. Trinice Holden and Julia Steiny will take you through some of the tricks to keep in your back pocket so you don’t lose your cool.

Please email Trinice@yrpofri.org  to reserve your spot! You will receive a link to join the zoom circle on the day of the circle.

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Facilitators of the Conflict Resolution Circle are:

Trinice Holden – Executive Director

Trinice began working for YRP as a Restorative Conferencing Facilitator under our grant from the National Institute of Justice, and quickly became Implementation Manager, guiding organizations, schools and community programs through the implementation of Restorative Justice Practices (RJP).  Her expertise with the Restorative approach builds on 15 years’ experience in the human service field and 10 years as owner and manager of two profitable small businesses.  For 5 years she was coordinator for international exchange students, coming from very different backgrounds and communities.  Trinice recently earned her certification as a High Performance Coach, combining nicely with her RJP certification.  She works with passion to resolve conflicts, cultivate relationships and bridge communication gaps among youth and parents, businesses, government and private agencies and community programs.  She values RJP as an ancient tradition that’s been practiced internationally by indigenous people to bring all voices to the table, placing the highest value on listening and speaking from the heart.  To contact Trinice, email her at  trinice@YRPofRI.org.

Julia Steiny – Founder & Consultant

Julia founded the Youth Restoration Project in 2008, and served as Managing Director since its incorporation.  She’s now stepping back to support Trinice as Executive Director, while she continues to train and consult for YRP.  Her first major YRP project began in the Central Falls schools in 2009, under the direction of Superintendent Dr. Frances Gallo.  In the fall of 2014, the National Institute of Justice awarded a large grant to the Central Falls School District, YRP and two research organizations to create, implement and evaluate a Restorative Justice Conferencing system in several RI public schools.  Julia is a certified mediator and Family Group Conference Facilitator; she’s trained at the Suffolk Center for Restorative Justice, at the International Institute for Restorative Practices, and participated in many other trainings and national conferences about RJP.  Julia also served on the Providence School Board, and for 16 years wrote the weekly education column for the Providence Journal.  Off and on over two decades, she’s written for many outlets and agencies, as well as serving as communications consultant for the DataSpark team at the Providence Plan.  She’s currently Vice President of the RI Mental Health Association.  Julia can be reached at jsteiny@YRPofRI.org.

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About the Youth Restoration Practice of RI

The Youth Restoration Project builds relationships and community, one creative interaction at a time. YRP is a Rhode-Island based training and consulting group working with organizations to help them build interpersonal cultures where all people feel heard – where young and older, bosses and employees collaborate effectively, trust each other and their community, and have confidence they can handle conflict constructively.

YRP got its start working on school culture, shifting disciplinary systems to a restorative, healing model rather than rely on punishment, coercion, and “zero tolerance”.  YRP has also worked with organizations as diverse as Rhode Island’s Department of Children, Youth and Families, social service agencies, arts groups and small businesses.

Restorative practices are skills and concepts universally applicable to interpersonal relationships at work, home and play.  They nurture cooperative rather than adversarial approaches. to accountability, as the key to creating pleasant, safe and respectful environments.

Learn more at https://yrpofri.org

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