Discipline Approaches

Discipline approaches can set a tone or culture for a school. Punitive models have proven less than effective for long term behaviour management or transformation.
Regardless of model, it is mandated that discipline be progressive and fair. That consequences consider what student learning is to be gained.
Below are three trauma-informed, non-punitive models that work toward student transformation rather than punishment.

The Nurtured Heart Approach

The Nurtured Heart Approach® is a relationship-focused methodology founded strategically in The 3 Stands™ for helping children (and adults) build their Inner Wealth™ and use their intensity in successful ways. It has become a powerful way of awakening the inherent greatness in all children while facilitating parenting and classroom success.ttings.

The Collaborative & Proactive Solutions (CPS) Approach

Collaborative & Proactive Solutions (CPS) is the non-punitive, non-adversarial, trauma-informed model of care developed by Dr. Greene. The model is based on the premise that challenging behaviour occurs when the expectations being placed on a child exceed the child’s capacity to respond adaptively, and that some children are lacking the skills to handle certain demands and expectations. 

Restorative Practices

The Restorative Practice Approach focuses on building relationships and repairing harm, rather than simply punishing students for misbehaviour. Its goal is to teach students that their behaviour affects others and so consequences involve making things right and repairing the damage done. Restorative practices deal with the things being done to ensure that students recognize when they are doing something wrong and then finding a way to make it right.