RJ & Aging: Family Dynamics & Conflict
Facilitated and Sponsored by the DC Peace Team

Date: March 23rd, 7:00-8:30 pm EST
Location: ONLINE (Zoom link provided about 24 hrs. before the session)**
For questions contact Debra Budiani-Saberi at debra@cofs.org 

We will explore the broad and deep topic of aging through a restorative practice lens. Session 1 will explore practical aspects of aging and passing which often are not ready to tackle. Session 2 will consider the challenges and complications of the aging process, particularly affecting family and friends i.e. health, money, rapid decline, slow decline, etc. Session 3 will explore family dynamics and managing conflict when members differ on how matters should be handled. Session 4 will explore forgiveness and grief. What does forgiving others and ourselves entail? How do we make space and manage grief?

Potential Objectives:
     1. Reflect on connections between aging, restorative practices, and connection
     2. Engage together in communicative practices  
     3. Share experiences of personal practices regarding aging

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This training is provided by the DC Peace Team, which empowers ordinary civilians to increasingly serve their communities particularly as nonviolent peacekeepers, and by extension as peacemakers and peacebuilders. The DC Peace Team lives this mission by deploying unarmed civilian protection and accompaniment units, providing training in various nonviolent skills, and facilitating dialogues and restorative justice approaches.
For more information about the DC Peace Team, please visit our website at www.dcpeaceteam.com


Debra Budiani-Saberi (she/her) is a medical anthropologist and health and human rights activist with a longstanding international commitment to victim/survivor advocacy with trafficked persons. She is also a Mindfulness facilitator for youth (within and outside of schools) and families with an approach that blends an exploration of our inner worlds with our interpersonal relationships and that is rooted in Nonviolent Communication (NVC), neuroscience and social justice. Debra is an enthusiastic member of the Restorative Justice family of the DC Peace Team.

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