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What is Restitution?

Restitution is an approach to all interactions. With students we use restitution to support students in fixing their mistakes, learning from experience, and returning to the community strengthened and confident. Restitution is not about payback or saying ‘I’m sorry’ but about healing and works to teach people to look inside rather than outside for answers. Restitution is more about ‘being’ than about ‘doing’.

Restitution is also the belief that all behaviour is purposeful and serves as a student’s best attempt to meet their need(s) in a situation.

We teach students the 5 basic human needs and we support the students to find positive ways to meet their needs.

The 5 basic needs are:    Survival (food, clothing, housing)        Love and Belonging        Power        Freedom       Fun  

Restitution Resources:

30 Second Interventions

Making it Right

Needs Game

Needs Inventory

The Basic Needs