Peacemaking Circle: Final Sentencing

The Peacemaking Coordinating Team and PointOneNorth Consulting LLC cordially invites you to:

PEACEMAKING CIRCLE CASE FINAL SENTENCING

FRIDAY, JULY 7

4-5PM

King County Juvenile Court, Lobby 1211 East Alder Seattle, WA 98122

Please join us and bear witness to our second case using the Peacemaking Circle Process as an alternative to the traditional punitive sentencing process.

This is the result of collaboration and partnership between families, communities, and the Justice system to address harm, heal, promote accountability, and build community. For more information please contact members of the Peacemaking Coordinating Team of King County at PCTteam@kingcountyPCT.org

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2017 07 07 Final Sentencing

Bystander Training 

At Bystander Training, we discuss and learn:

  • Peacemaking process 
  • A shallow dive into intercultural development
  • Why people don’t intervene
  • Deescalation techniques
  • Witness guidelines 
  • Practice! (Bystander scenarios)
  • Honest conversation 

This is typically done in a four hour workshop that creates safe space and a healthy place to explore weighty issues of racism, sexism, homophobia, and transphobia. 

Contact Rev. Terri Stewart, 425.531.1756 or YCC-Chaplain@thechurchcouncil.org 


Honorarium and travel costs, please.

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Trauma and Youth

Some wise words from Dr. Nadine Burke Harris on trauma.

“Childhood trauma isn’t something you just get over as you grow up. Pediatrician Nadine Burke Harris explains that the repeated stress of abuse, neglect and parents struggling with mental health or substance abuse issues has real, tangible effects on the development of the brain. This unfolds across a lifetime, to the point where those who’ve experienced high levels of trauma are at triple the risk for heart disease and lung cancer. An impassioned plea for pediatric medicine to confront the prevention and treatment of trauma, head-on.” (From TED talk page)

There is a measurement for childhood trauma: the ACE (Adverse Childhood Experiences). ACE measures the quantity of traumatic experiences of youth. A Florida study found that 50% of incarcerated youth have ACE scores of 4 events (or more). The general population is about 13%.

This means two things:

  • We must have trauma informed teaching with our vulnerable youth populations (ethnic, gender, and sexual minorities)
  • We must have trauma informed practices and buildings when we work with youth who have committed crimes

It is true, what we have been saying. These are not kids with a crime problem. They are kids with a trauma problem.

Internship Possibilities for 2017-2018

We are actively looking for interns for 2017-2018. Job descriptions are:

Peacemaking Coordinating Team Intern

  • Note: This is a new position so it will be somewhat fluid as we determine how many hours per each task. Total up to 10 hours per week.
  • Assist Peacemaking Coordinating Team (PCT) in scheduling Peacemaking Circles
  • Assist PCT in administrative duties
    • Assembling materials and notebooks
  • Attend Peacemaking Circles
  • Assist PCT in reaching out to the community
  • Attend PCT meetings
  • 1 hour weekly supervision meeting

Chaplain Volunteer Intern, King County

  • 3 hours every other week, detention worship service
  • 3 hours weekly, mentoring and guiding the mentor volunteers
  • 3-6 hours weekly, chaplain volunteer one-on-one meetings with youth
  • 6 hours every other month, REST (Real Escape from Sex Trafficking) retreat
  • 1 hour weekly supervision meeting

Chaplain Volunteer Intern, Echo Glen Children’s Home

  • 4 hours weekly, mentoring
  • 4 hours weekly, chaplain volunteer one-on-one meetings with youth
  • 1 hour weekly preparing a retreat
  • 1 hour weekly supervision meeting

Contact

  • Rev. Terri Stewart, YCC-Chaplain@thechurchcouncil.org, 425.531.1756