....restorative practices and behaviour management solutions


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Restorative Community Group Conferencing?

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Behaviour Matters can provide a range of training options for your school including:

Introductory seminars

Full staff training

Blending SWPBS with Restorative Practice, Assertive Discipline etc.


Behaviour Matters is an organisation with a focus on improving and sustaining positive relationships in schools, businesses, and community organisations.  Behaviour Matters was established by David Vinegrad in 2004 with the aim of providing a range of services that assists organisations deliver on being safe and productive workplaces where behaviour matters

If your core values are about transforming conflict and disciplinary issues into opportunities for organisational and personal growth and accountability, then please consider our range of services.

Restorative Practice, Circle Time and Behaviour Management workshops to teach values and concepts of accountability, responsibility, relationships and social/emotional education.

Restorative Practice can help your classroom, school and organisation:

  • Promote and strengthen relationships to improve learning and productivity
  • Take a proactive approach to prevent conflicts, tensions and disciplinary problems
  • Improve communication among students, families and staff
  • Promote a greater sense of belonging and reduce days lost to suspension/exclusion/illness
  • Reduce and minimize bullying behaviours, workplace harassment, and increase inclusion
  • Support challenging students and their families with academic and social issues
  • Build classroom management that is participatory, democratic and focuses on problem solving

Anti-bullying and Cyber Safety workshops offering schools best practice in addressing current issues in education. We can help your organisation review and develop Discipline Policy and Responses to managing conflict and wrongdoing with approaches based on recognising that relationships in schools emerge as the main protective factor against violence and harmful behaviour.

Businesses and community groups may also see the benefits of adopting restorative approaches to all matters relating to workplace conflict, interpersonal tensions and protection of social capital. One of the many benefits of this approach is a new framework and language to guide us in how we think about and manage our own behaviour as leaders and how we can guide others more productively in their professional behaviour. Organisations such as sporting clubs and neighbourhood groups where relationships have been harmed and the organization threatened by mistakes, misunderstandings, and wrongdoing, may benefit from mediation and restorative approaches when seeking ways to move forward.

Maphuce_EQ_Symbol.JPGThe Behaviour Matters logo is the ancient symbol of the Mapuche people who are a group of indigenous inhabitants of south-central Chile and southwestern Argentina. The intersections on the circle represent the four points of the compass and the four seasons. The symbol represents the importance of equilibrium in the lives of the Mapuche people and for Behaviour Matters, the importance of equilibrium in healthy relationships.