Sudbury District Restorative’s busy Conflict Management Program, which flexes and adapts to the participant’s particular situation, sometimes requires focused attention on certain risk-taking behaviours, lack of self-regulation, and simple life situations that cannot be addressed head-on during the first six sessions.
For that reason, we also offer our Conflict Management Coaching program’s X-TRAS. These sessions are designed to address specific behaviours and situations.
These sessions include:
- Court Prep
- If you have been arrested and are expected to attend youth court, we can help you understand the process. We teach youth (and guardian, if youth wishes them to attend) about the different roles in Youth Court, terminology, the role of Duty Counsel, applying for Legal Aid, requesting disclosure, and the different types of pleas that can be entered by youth.
- We teach youth about the “stages of change” model and help them identify where they are on the stage of change. Together, we help the youth identify major and minor goals.
- Whether it’s stealing from stores, rummaging through vehicles, or stealing from homes, if a youth has a habit of acquiring things that don’t belong to them, we review the impact that behaviour has upon the victims.
- Online Safety
- We discuss the law as it pertains to youth and the internet, talk about protecting information, and assist youth in understanding the difference between friendly behaviour and stalking behaviour.
- So You Have a Bully
- Bullying is, at the base, a way for youth to control their surroundings. We help youth recognize their behaviours and dig into why these behaviours exist. This session is specifically designed to lead in to a mediated restorative session with victims.
- You’re Being a Bully
- We can’t always get a bully to stop. This sessions goes over ways to address bullying, from telling a trusted adult to coping strategies.
- Sex, Internet, and Law
- Part II of Online Safety. This specifically goes into sex and the Internet. This programs approaches sex as a healthy act, but works to help youth identify what is healthy and unhealthy sexual behaviours. We also address the harms of sexting, extortion, sharing nude or pornographic images of youth, including themselves. Note: This session discusses the cases of Rehtaeh Parsons and Amanda Todd. This includes images of self-harm and discusses suicide.
- Consent & Boundaries
- Understanding how to set and respect boundaries, and understand consent. These apply to sexual situations, but also every-day life.
- Human Trafficking Awareness
- The average age of youth in Ontario to become engaged in human trafficking is 13. There is no age too young to educate youth about grooming behaviours and unhealthy sexual pressures.
- Embracing Your Uniqueness (LGBTQ/Gender)
- Helping youth struggling with their sexuality and gender identity find peace within themselves.