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Margaret Thorsborne

Margaret Thorsborne is the Managing Director of Transformative Justice Australia (Queensland) and Thorsborne and Associates in London, UK, a company committed to improving the way people relate to each other in the workplace, schools and other communities. With Peta Blood, Margaret co-founded Restorative Practices International (RPI), the world's first international membership organization for restorative practitioners. Margaret lives on the Sunshine Coast in Australia.

JKP publications by Margaret Thorsborne

  1. Getting More Out of Restorative Practice in Schools

    Getting More Out of Restorative Practice in Schools

    Practical Approaches to Improve School Wellbeing and Strengthen Community Engagement

    Edited by Margaret Thorsborne, Nancy Riestenberg and Gillean McCluskey. Foreword by Fania Davis.

    Drawing from a range of perspectives and settings, this edited collection provides different ways that restorative practice can be implemented in schools. This guide addresses issues such as poverty, trauma, implicit bias and family engagement to offer strategies that can really benefit schools' and restorative practitioners' work with children. Learn More
    2018, Paperback / softback, 8.98in x 7.56in / 228mm x 192mm, 280pp, £24.99
    ISBN: 9781785927768
    2018, Ebook, ePUB, £24.99
    ISBN: 978-1-78450-692-6
  2. How to Do Restorative Peer Mediation in Your School

    How to Do Restorative Peer Mediation in Your School

    A Quick Start Kit – Including Online Resources

    Bill Hansberry and Christie-Lee Hansberry. Foreword by Marg Thorsborne.

    This is a how-to guide to implementing a program of restorative peer mediation in schools. Using a proven approach to conflict resolution, this manual trains students to solve conflicts in the schoolyard and classroom by understanding peacefulness and restoration. A must-have resource for schools wishing to foster a culture of restorative justice. Learn More
    2017, Paperback / softback, 11.73in x 8.31in / 298mm x 211mm, 160pp, £25.00
    ISBN: 9781785923845
    2017, Ebook, PDF, 240pp, £25.00
    ISBN: 978-1-78450-736-7
  3. A Practical Introduction to Restorative Practice in Schools

    A Practical Introduction to Restorative Practice in Schools

    Theory, Skills and Guidance

    Bill Hansberry. Foreword by Margaret Thorsborne

    A proven approach to conflict resolution in schools, this book shows how restorative justice can be successfully implemented in your school. Suitable for use in educational settings for children of all ages, it describes what restorative justice is and how it can be used to achieve school-wide benefits. Learn More
    2016, 312pp
  4. Restorative Theory in Practice

    Restorative Theory in Practice

    Insights Into What Works and Why

    Edited by Belinda Hopkins

    Contributors explain the diverse range of theories which underpin restorative practice. With examples of conventional and innovative applications across a range of settings, they demonstrate how the theories translate into effective practice. Learn More
    2015, Paperback / softback, 9.02in x 6.14in / 229mm x 156mm, 248pp, £26.99
    ISBN: 978-1-84905-468-3
    2015, Ebook, ePUB, 248pp, £24.99
    ISBN: 978-0-85700-847-3
  5. Restorative Practice and Special Needs

    Restorative Practice and Special Needs

    A Practical Guide to Working Restoratively with Young People

    Nick Burnett and Margaret Thorsborne

    Restorative Practice (RP) is being used increasingly in different settings, but using RP with those who have Special Needs requires a different approach. This practical guide explains how RP can be adapted for those with additional needs and to see real improvement in behaviour and learning. Learn More
    2015, Paperback / softback, 9.02in x 6.10in / 229mm x 155mm, 208pp, £24.99
    ISBN: 978-1-84905-543-7
    2015, Ebook, ePUB, 208pp, £24.99
    ISBN: 978-0-85700-968-5
  6. The Psychology of Emotion in Restorative Practice

    The Psychology of Emotion in Restorative Practice

    How Affect Script Psychology Explains How and Why Restorative Practice Works

    Edited by Vernon C. Kelly, Jr. and Margaret Thorsborne

    This book explains the biological theory behind Restorative Practice (RP), showing how and why RP works. Through case studies of RP in different settings, including criminal justice, organizational settings and education, the book shows how the theory of Affect Script Psychology provides the basis for RP, and how theory can be applied in practice. Learn More
    2014, Paperback / softback, 9.02in x 6.18in / 229mm x 157mm, 272pp, £26.95
    ISBN: 978-1-84905-974-9
    2014, Ebook, ePUB, 272pp, £26.95
    ISBN: 978-0-85700-866-4
  7. Implementing Restorative Practice in Schools

    Implementing Restorative Practice in Schools

    A Practical Guide to Transforming School Communities

    Margaret Thorsborne and Peta Blood

    A guide which explains the value of restorative approaches in schools and its potential to transform behaviour and educational achievements. It also details how to achieve the cultural and organisational changes needed in order to ensure that restorative practice 'sticks', featuring sample pro formas and charts. Learn More
    2013, Paperback / softback, 9.02in x 6.10in / 229mm x 155mm, 232pp, £25.00
    ISBN: 978-1-84905-377-8
    2013, Ebook, ePUB, 232pp, £25.00
    ISBN: 978-0-85700-737-7