Community Mediation & Restorative Services, Inc believes training is an effective strategy as we seek to develop the capacity of our community to respectfully resolve conflict and repair harm. We collaborate with other mediation and restorative parties to create more opportunities for people to participate in transformative, skill-building experiences.

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Community Building Circle Training

August 20 @ 9:00 am - August 22 @ 4:00 pm

About the Training:

Community building circles are a way of intentionally building relationships. Based in indigenous practice, circles foster authentic, human connection and recognize that every person is worthy of belonging and wants to be in good relationship with those around them.

In this training, we will experience being together in circle, explore the elements of circle, and develop circle outlines.

Meet the Trainers:

Christopher Mendez received his bachelor’s degree from Florida Atlantic University in Social Psychology. He completed his Master’s and Doctoral degrees, in Conflict Analysis and Resolution, at the School of Humanities and Social Sciences at Nova Southeastern University. He is trained in a variety of methods of conflict resolution and restorative practices.

Heather Kok started working with youth as an AmeriCorps Promise Fellow in 2015. She is now the Youth Services Coordinator at Community Mediation & Restorative Services, Inc. where she works with schools and young people to build community and repair relationships.

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August 20 @ 9:00 am
August 22 @ 4:00 pm


Community Mediation & Restorative Services, Inc.


Northwest Family Service Center Building
7051 Brooklyn Blvd #304
Brooklyn Center, MN 55429 United States
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Continuing Education

CMRS directly and indirectly offers a variety of continuing education opportunities each year, including a 6-hour conference every Fall.


Limited number of scholarships are available. Contact your sponsoring organization about scholarship possibilities