Guest Commentary: Restorative Justice Offers Betters Alternatives for Youth

Guest Commentary: Restorative Justice Offers Betters Alternatives for Youth

November 7, 2014 | by Fania Davis | Conta Costa Times News

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Youth trauma is more than just a mental health problem. Experts are now beginning to understand how it is public health threat, effecting children’s developing brains and bodies. If left untreated, it can lead to higher levels of heart disease and cancer in adults. This article explores how restorative justice can help children suffering from trauma heal and be used in schools as an alternative to suspension and expulsion.
 

Youth trauma is more than just a mental health problem. Experts are now beginning to understand how it is public health threat, effecting children’s developing brains and bodies. If left untreated, it can lead to higher levels of heart disease and cancer in adults. This article explores how restorative justice can help children suffering from trauma heal and be used in schools as an alternative to suspension and expulsion.
 
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