Rhode Island School Psychologists Association (RISPA)

RISPA Fall Conference: Youth Pride and Restorative Justice

  • 03 Nov 2017
  • 8:00 AM - 3:30 PM
  • Rhode Island College, Student Union Ballroom


  • After 10/23/, RISPA/MSPA/CASP
  • Early rate for RISPA/MSPA/CASP
  • After 10/23/17
  • Early rate for nonmembers
  • Graduate students who register before 10/23/17
  • Graduate students who register after 10/23/17

Registration is closed

Please join us on Friday, 11/3/2017, for "Youth Pride and Restorative Justice", being held at Rhode Island College (RIC: Student Union Ballroom).  

This full day conference will be divided between a presentation by Ellen Reinhardt, MA, CAGS on "Restorative Practices" and Michele Paliotta, LICSW, of Youth Pride on "Providing Positive Clinical Interactions and Social Support for Gender Diverse Students". 

A keynote will also be offered by Will Malloy, a 15-year-old boy from Warwick RI, who will speak about "Life as a Trans Teen".

Register online or follow traditional registration instructions outlined in the flyer below.  

We urge you to you share this event with your colleagues and other educational professionals in related fields.  

Here is the full brochure and conference description:  RISPA FallConference2017.pdf .  


 ✦ Restorative Practices,“What’s It All About?” by Ellen Reinhardt, M.A.,CAGS 

As schools and districts across the US seek alternatives to suspension, interest in Restorative Practices (RP) has grown. While often seen strictly as a reactive approach to “repair harm” in instances of serious behavior, Restorative Practices are in fact broader, encompassing both proactive and responsive elements. This session will share the foundations of Restorative Practices, explore the continuum of restorative supports and examine the issues and implications of implementing it in schools, particularly schools with established PBIS frameworks. 

✦ Youth Pride, “Providing Positive Clinical Interactions and Social Support for Gender Diverse Students” by Michele D. Paliotta, LICSW

An overview of current and pertinent LGBTQQ issues being experienced in public schools will be presented. We will utilize real case examples to enrich the discussion. There will be ample time to dialogue about this pertinent and essential need for supporting LGBTQQ students. 

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