RESTORATIVE JUSTICE: Repairing the Harm Caused by Abuse

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Announcing: CSPN's 1st VIRTUAL Annual Conference!!

The 2021 CSPN Annual Conference will begin on Thursday, March 18, at 2:00PM GMT (9:00AM EST). This event will be held online and hosted by Whova Conference Platform. Prior to the conference dates, you will receive instructions to download the Whova app where you will be able to access the conference schedule, speakers, workshops, and communicate with other attendees.

Plenary and Workshop Speakers 
Online Platform

Theme: Restorative Justice

This year's CSPN Annual Conference will be centered around the theme of "Restorative Justice: Repairing the Harm Caused by Abuse." When injustice occurs, how does one restore justice to those impacted? Restorative Justice supplies organisations and communities with a new set of tools to respond to injustices beyond the limitations of the criminal justice system. 

“Restorative justice is a process to involve, to the extent possible,
those who have a stake in a specific offense
and to collectively identify and address harms, needs and obligations,
in order to heal and put things as right as possible.” 
Howard Zehr 2002,The Little Book of Restorative Justice.

Plenary and Workshop Speakers

Our 2021 Annual Conference brings you an excellent list of experienced speakers, representing decades of expertise specifically related to this year's theme, Restorative Justice.  Included this year are:

Johonna Turner (Ph.D., University of Maryland) is a faculty member at Eastern Mennonite University’s Center for Justice and Peacebuilding, and the Co-Director of the Zehr Institute for Restorative Justice. Johonna has worked directly with children and youth as an instructor, mentor, and advocate within community-based organizations and public school systems. Her more than twenty years of service as an educator has been enhanced by many years of involvement in community organizing, cultural activism, and scholarly research.  As a survivor and leader committed to faith-rooted practice, Johonna's vision of transforming trauma is ‘Wounded Healing in the Way of Jesus’. She resides in Harrisonburg, Virginia where you might find her sitting in solitude and silence or learning how to make her own clothes. 

Mike Yoder is the Director and Founder of GuideSpring, a nonprofit walking with people in their journey of transforming their emotional and relational wounds. Mike is trained in STAR: Strategies for Trauma Awareness and Resilience and has also received training in Restorative Justice and Community Peacebuilding through the Center for Justice and Peacebuilding at Eastern Mennonite University in Harrisonburg, Virginia.  Mike grew up in an Amish and Mennonite Family and highly values culture and the strengths and challenges it can bring. He enjoys working with people individually, and branching out relationally to include healing with their families, churches, and communities as they walk through the impact of trauma. 

Ruth Van Reken is a second generation MK/TCK, mother and grandmother of MKs/TCKs. Her original book, Letters I Never Wrote, now Letters Never Sent, was one of the first to explore the paradoxical journey many MKs/TCKs often experience. For more than thirty years, Ruth has worked with adult TCKs from missions and other sectors as they explore the long term implications of growing up in globally mobile situations. She is co-author of Third Culture Kids: Growing Up Among Worlds, 3rd ed. and cofounder of Families in Global Transition.

Cath  Swanson is the Child  Safety  Officer with Africa Inland Mission. Cath has just completed 20 years of ministry in Tanzania, East Africa and in July 2019, has relocated to Uganda. She is British; her professional background is in nursing, midwifery, and community health. In 2014 she completed her Master’s degree in International Child Health, with a dissertation focus on Sexual Abuse of Children in Tanzania. Cath has served on the CSPN Board and until recently was a Trustee at Haven of Peace Academy in Dar es Salaam. Cath believes that a healthy culture of child safety needs to be rooted in realistic, contextualised and clearly communicated expectations and policies. Without grassroots buy-in to policy development, there can be no shared vision for child protection. Cath loves the use of story to enrich the education process and to bring theory to life--especially in low-income settings. She believes that 'together everyone achieves more,’ and that through the sharing of our collective wisdom, experiences, and resources, we all benefit. 

ONLINE Platform

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Detailed Schedule HERE!

Thursday, March 18 - Saturday, March 20, 2021
2:00 - 10:00 PM Greenwich Mean Time (GMT)

Saturday, March 20 2021
2:00 - 3:00 PM GMT - Annual Business Meeting



Registration is now CLOSED!

CSPN Members:  $295.00 USD

Non-Members:   $345.00 USD

Registration closes March 10!

The registration fee covers access to all conference plenary sessions, workshops, round table sessions, as well as an open invitation to message and network with any and all other online conference attendees. Members will have access to the Annual Business meeting on Saturday, March 20.

Please note that the registration slot is only held when payment is received. Payment is expected within two weeks of registration and before the event begins, or your registration may be cancelled. There is a $50.00 cancellation fee, but registrations may be transferred to another individual for a fee of $30.00(USD).  Payment can be made by credit card at the time of registration OR by check made out to CSPN and mailed to:

Child Safety Protection Network
PO Box 93
Bausman, PA 17504, USA

Please note that you should receive a confirmation email once your registration is complete. If you do not receive one, please contact CSPN's Executive Assistant at [email protected].

The CSPN Annual Conference is open to non-CSPN members as well. There is an additional $50 fee added to the registrations of non-members.