Proactive Restorative Consultation: An Approach to Engaging Latinx Families

This session is from the NASP 2021 Annual Convention

  • PMD: 2,7
  • Skill Level: Intermediate
  • Session 11: Consultation and Collaboration With Educators and Parents

Learner Objectives

This session will help participants…

  1. gain an outline for a restorative approach to consultation in early childhood education.
  2. know the current research on consultation and proactive restorative justice practices in early childhood education.
  3. understand the need for a multicultural approach to consultation.


Early childhood education programs are integral to a child’s development and school readiness. This is especially true for families from culturally diverse backgrounds such as Latinx populations. Restorative justice practices allow school consultants to build communicative relationships between families and educators. Thus, bridging the gap between the school and the diverse families they serve. This research provides a literature review of consultation practices in early childhood education programs and outlines a restorative approach to consultation.



Jacqueline M. Eddy, University of Nevada, Las Vegas
Samuel Y. Song, University of Nevada, Las Vegas
Heather M. Thompson, University of Nevada, Las Vegas


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