Video: Restorative Justice, Great Use in Personal Relationships

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When you hear the word Restorative Justice, we would immediately think of a court room or a legal setting.  FamilyAffaires.com Expert Contributor Dr. Dan Gottlieb discusses with FamilyAffaires.com Co Founder Roseann Vanella how very useful restorative justice can be in mending or restoring our own personal relationships.

Restorative justice involves the process of learning how we have hurt one another and becoming accountable for our actions. Truly understanding the effects that our behaviors had on another person.  After all, how can we truly understand the impact our actions have had unless we listen to what the other person has experience?  Only then can we understand and then truly grow.

Dr. Gottlieb also shares how this concept of restorative justice is beginning to gain momentum in our schools across the countries.  Circles of teachers and students are forming to help the students understand the impact of their behaviors on their peers with the help of the teachers and the other students are also learning what that student was experiencing that day when they acted out.

Through this type of restorative justice we hope to make the world a much more peaceful place.

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About Dan Gottlieb

Dr. Dan Gottlieb has been practicing psychology since 1969.Since 1985, Daniel Gottlieb has been hosting “Voices in the Family,” an award-winning mental health call-in radio show aired on WHYY 90.9 FM, Philadelphia’s local public radio station. He has also previously published a total of four books. His most recent, “The Wisdom of Sam: Observations on Life from an Uncommon Child,”. In it, Dan tells of some of the remarkable insights shared by his grandson Sam who is on the autism spectrum. All of his royalties are donated to children’s charities. Dan is also a contributor to the Dana & Christopher Reeves Foundation.

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