DC Alliance For Restorative Practices (DCARP)
DCARP’s mission is to raise awareness around, advocate for, and support the integration of evidence-based restorative practices in DC’s justice and dependency systems, schools, and community based youth-serving organizations to foster community and more effectively address the impacts of harm. We envision a District that embraces restorative practices to collaboratively engage individuals and communities by responding to harm in ways that focus on needs, safety, accountability, relationship building, and personal growth. Anyone curious, interested or an activist in Restorative Practices is invited to join the discussion forum and receive alerts & news on the Yahoo!Group.
Core To Coeur – Mali Parke Coaching
Mali works one-on-one as well as offer group coaching with a major focus on women empowerment, healing, peer-to-peer support. Her works is focused on rediscovering our wholeness and our inherent wisdom and power to be active compassionate change-makers in our families, our communities and the world. She draws her approaches from her trainings in Coaching for Transformation, Peace-Making Circles, Nonviolent Communication, Shadow Work, Radical Self-Acceptance/Self-Compassion, Inner Wisdom Rituals. Find out more about her Women Circles, Retreats as well as Holistic Business Entrepreneurs support or one-on-one Coaching.
Coloradowww.familyheartcamp.orgWest Virginia Wisconsin and Ohio For a shorter and less expensive taste of compassionate community, we offer One Big Circle Weekends in selected locations.
The DC Peace Team commits to creating and sustaining a community that cultivates the virtue of nonviolent peacemaking and key corresponding practices. We commit to empowering ordinary civilians to increasingly serve their communities particularly as nonviolent peacekeepers, and by extension as peacemakers and peacebuilders. We focus on cultivating trusting relationships, offering peace education and training in nonviolent conflict intervention as well as restorative justice, monitoring key areas of struggle in our communities, and accompanying school children through difficult neighborhoods. We are made up of passionate and skilled persons as well as member organizations such as National Homecomers Academy, Little Friends for Peace, and the Peace Circle Center. Join with us or let us know how we can help you! Contact: Eli S. McCarthy, PhD
with Mitsiko Miller – Coach, Speaker & Trainer
“I am a perfectly imperfect mother of two very lively boys, Henri and Thomas. With my bubbly cutie pies and my sweetheart of 18 years, we journey towards our harmony with our ups and downs, our tears and joy. I am deeply grateful to my spirited children who have taught me to mourn my past and perfectionism, slow down, enjoy the present moment, focus on gratitude, concentrate on what is most important, focus on authentic connection and embody the core values I hold dear: unconditional love, rich human connection, coherent living, curiosity, creativity, compassion and peace. I have been helping parents for more than eight years in various grassroots organizations that support families on their journey towards peace and harmony. I dreamed of nurturing compassion in families for years: I developed my own compassionate parenting project in Montreal, Projet Famille en harmonie, a space where parents and children have the opportunity to envision their harmony, and find their own creative ways of expressing it.”
DC Wellness Tree – a Holistic DC Community through Gift Culture
With Monica Hayes
“DC Wellness Tree is intended to be an ever-evolving, dynamic network, which can foster meaningful connections, inspire conscious collaborations and create a thriving economy for DC’s diverse wellness community”
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With Jessica Phillips-Silver, Ph.D.
Jessica Phillips-Silver, Ph.D., is a neuroscientist, educator, musician and mother. Jessica does research on the musical brain at Georgetown University Medical Center in the department of neuroscience. Her research has been featured in USA Today, Time Magazine, The New York Times, The Atlantic, Men’s Health, NPR, and Discovery Channel. Jessica is an international speaker and also teaches locally about the effects of music, the arts and early education on brain development. Jessica applies her skills to develop practices that integrate evidence from brain science into education and arts programming for hospitals, performing artists, schools and community centers. She bases her work on a set of core principles that underlie brain development, music training, self-regulation ability and creativity. Jessica’s framework outlines specific protocols that target the parenting of young children, the fundamentals of early education, and the use of music, movement and the arts in community development, preventative medicine and healing. Jessica is the owner of JPS Research & Education, LLC, and the founder of Growing Brains™.