The Ultimate Outdoor Healing Experience is a perfect program to bring to your school, clubs, programs, and leagues.
Being in nature, or even viewing scenes of nature, reduces anger, fear, and stress and increases pleasant feelings. Exposure to nature not only makes you feel better emotionall, it contributes to your physical wellbeing, reducing blood pressure, heart rate, muscle tension, and the production of stress hormones. A summer program provides a safe environment for children and teens
Restorative Healing Circles provide an opportunity for community members to come together to address harmful behavior in a process that explores harms and needs and a path toward accountability and repair. “Restorative Healing” is a philosophy of healing as well as a specific set of practices that bring together those who experienced harm. Restorative healing circles help identify who has been hurt and what must be done to repair the harm. In a circle all participants work together to develop a resolution agreement that resolves the conflict.
The juvenile diversion initiative (JDI) is a county wide early intervention program that prioritize diversion options for youth instead of filing criminal charges. The goal of JDI is to reduce the number of youth who enter the juvenile justice system, engage the community and stakeholders in the youth's rehabilitation, and address the causes of the youth's unsafe behaviors while at the same time fostering accountability to crime victims and community. San Diego County youth have the opportunity to participate in JDI with their family or caregiver and identify their needs and gain access services to address any contributing factors to harmful behavior. Youth in JDI who successfully complete the program leave with an understanding of the impact of their choices and avoid permanent and negative outcomes related to the formal criminal justice system, including stigma, labeling and having a criminal record.