Painting Central Falls High School Restorative Room
Restorative is the opposite of punitive sanctions, it's trauma informed, and the model is intended to build strong and healthy relationships with faculty, the students and their families. As a restorative school, we work with families and the community to repair relationships that may have been disrupted by a student's behavior. The Central Falls School District is aware that some students have life challenges that interfere with their ability to shine academically. The students who spend time in the restorative room deserve to be in a place that's welcoming and supportive.
This project is in support of the restorative model in building healthy relationships with students. Please take a look at the Youth Restoration Project for more information on restorative practices. https://yrpofri.org/resources/retributive-punishment-doesnt-work/punishment-in-schools/
Rhode Island College, School of Social work has donated funds to buy paint and materials to paint the walls in the restorative room. We have identified high school students interested in receiving community service hours for painting. We would like to invite students from RISD who may be interested in painting the school district logo on one of the walls (We are open to RISD student suggestions). The room is rectangular, with two walls measuring 24x9 and the other two walls at 12x9. The walls are paneling. The two-tone colors chosen by the faculty are earth tone and friendly colors. As an option, We encourage any personal artistic design in addition to the logo that you feel would support the restorative culture and the Central Falls Community. This event will be publicized within the Central Falls School District news letter and the Rhode Island College community. Below is my contact information, for those of you who may be interested in participating. You may reach me by phone/text. If you are interested, please RSVP by April 13, and if you decide to share a personal artistic design please RSVP by April 6, so we have time to approve your thoughts with Troy (principle). The dates scheduled to paint are April 16 and April 17 from 12pm-4pm. We understand you're a college student, so we are flexible and willing to work with your hours of availability for the scheduled days to paint.
Graduate Student/MSW Intern
Rhode Island College, School of Social Work