Are you interested in actively building good relationships, having the skills to prevent conflicts escalating to damaging levels, and being able to resolve conflict positively?

 If your answer is YES, then Restorative Practices (RP) training is for you!

The Restorative Practice approach is to prevent serious problems by being consistent in building and maintaining relationships and in resolving conflicts easily and effectively when they do arise.  Since 2010, the Childhood Development Initiative (CDI) has been working to develop Tallaght West as  a restorative community.

An independent evaluation of CDI’s Restorative Practice Programme from 2010 – 2012 found that it had been successful in improving people’s ability to handle conflict; in reducing the occurrence of conflict (particularly workplace conflict), in increasing collaboration between agencies, in improving relationships between service providers and service users, between work colleagues and between family members, and in supporting people to become more willing to report crime and anti-social behaviour.  The report is available at

Getting Started with RP Training

The training session takes place over two mornings and provides an overview of RP, as well as practical tools for using a restorative approach in your daily life.  Getting Started with Restorative Practices is available at the following location:

Where?  Fermoy Resource Centre, McCurtain Street, Fermoy

When?  Wednesday 13th September

& Wednesday 20th September

Time?  9.30am – 1pm

This training course is being fully funded by the Fermoy Community Network.

Places are strictly limited and Priority will be given to those working in the Fermoy area.

If you are interested, please book your place before Friday 25th August 2017.

To book your place contact:

Brendan Scahill: 086 7871123 /

Jacinta McCormack: 085 8742320 /