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About: Suspension alone is not an effective solution for changing school behavior; In fact, each suspension increases the probability of justice involvement, academic failure and dropout. Often, undesirable behaviors originate from stress or trauma due to death, abuse, violence, or food and housing insecurity. Rebound’s mission is to provide a safe, supportive environment where Durham high school students on short-term suspension can build the resilience needed to achieve their goals. Programming helps students develop the skills and strategies needed to address the root causes of behavior and reconnect with family, school and community resources to move forward in a positive way.

2018-19 DGIN Funding will secure training for staff and teachers through the Dispute Settlement Center of Chapel Hill and by PROUD of Durham. The training sessions will cover topics such as Conflict Resolution, Restorative Circles and Life Skills. The outcome will be to reduce the number of repeat suspensions along with collaborating with school personal to avoid many instances of suspension.

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