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Friday, September 10 • 2:30pm - 3:30pm
The Neurobiology of Restorative Justice

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Emerging brain research is leaning more towards the notion of relationship building and right brain epigenetic social experiences as the vector for high-risk youth development and optimal social-emotional adjustment. As restorative practitioners, it is critical to explore and understand how compromised right brain locomotion’s hinders an individual from experiencing and developing empathy and optimally moving towards healing harm and emotional complexity. The information in this presentation will explore the importance of working under a right brain restorative framing, primarily when working with high-risk youth populations and how the use of data to track is essential to build a sustaining restorative system. Current mental health statistics and incarceration data are indicating that the level of recidivism is prevalent among individuals who could not fully process a crisis or conflict. The same population is acquiring suspensions, expulsions or getting arrested for related offenses, which reveals the lack of insight obtained by our education and criminal justice systems.

IDENTIFY and ANALYZE emotional domains that contribute towards repair/
restoration and social emotional learning.
EXAMINE right brain restorative practices and related domains in-order
to develop a restorative approach of care

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Carlos A Alvarez

President, Los Angeles Institute for Right Brain Restorative Practices and Research LAIRP
Carlos Alvarez is a pioneer of Right-Brain Restorative practices which focus on the individual’s right brain hemispheric neurobiological and psychological capacity and response, these subcortical brain regions influence the valence of a transgression, emotional-regulation, and motivation... Read More →

Friday September 10, 2021 2:30pm - 3:30pm PDT