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Colin Rule

Leaving Facebook

(7/10/18)Colin Rule

I was a fan of Facebook from my first login. I registered right after it opened to the public in 2006, and I led most of my friends onto the platform. I am now choosing to leave Facebook.

Lorraine Segal

Bullied or Mobbed? The Dangerous Search for Vindication

(6/22/18)Lorraine Segal

In the 9 years since I left my own toxic workplace, I’ve coached and consulted with people in all stages of being bullying or mobbed (bullied by a group).

Peter Adler

The Gang of Fourteen

(5/29/18)Peter Adler

These are dark times, especially if you are part of the loose community of people who by virtue of nature and/or nurture, are of a mediative persuasion.

Alexia Georgakopoulos

Tragedy, STAND UP Movement, and You

(4/10/18)Alexia Georgakopoulos

In the aftermath of the Parkland crisis, the surrounding community and mediators/peacebuilders have been called to assist in efforts with the Crime Commission, law enforcement and even SWAT to work in the area of youth violence prevention.

Lorraine Segal

Setting Boundaries with a Workplace Bully

(2/16/18)Lorraine Segal

Whether the bully is your boss or another employee, setting boundaries can be challenging.

Lorraine Segal

Inner Tools to Survive Workplace Bullying

(11/27/17)Lorraine Segal

Those of us who have survived workplace bullying or mobbing (bullying by a group) know how awful and traumatizing it is.

Bill Eddy

Dealing With Defensiveness In High Conflict People

(11/14/17)Bill Eddy

When most people think of high conflict people (HCPs), they think of bad behavior. The goal seems to be to get them to STOP their bad behavior, by verbally motivating them to have insights into how bad they are acting. However, the high conflict behavior of HCPs is not driven by logic and self-awareness.

Richard Peachey

Student Welfare at the University of Cambridge Received a Funding Boost

(7/28/17)Richard Peachey

Student welfare at the University of Cambridge received a funding boost today as part of a sector-wide drive to embed a zero-tolerance approach to all forms of harassment on campus.

Phyllis Pollack

A Bully in Real Life

(6/02/17)Phyllis Pollack

Life’s lessons come when you least expect them, and my mediation training comes in handy at such unexpected times.

Lorraine Segal

On Being Bullied—reflections, lessons, and gratitude 8 years later

(5/22/17)Lorraine Segal

When I was in the middle of horrific, workplace experiences, I did whatever I could to protect myself from the worst effects of bullying and mobbing.

Richard Peachey

UK Government has Announced £4.4m Funding to Tackle Bullying in Schools

(10/03/16)Richard Peachey

The Government has announced £4.4m funding for 10 innovative schemes to tackle bullying in schools.

Maria Simpson

So Much Anger to Manage!

(8/19/16)Maria Simpson

Everybody seems to be angry lately, and a lot of people are writing about it.

Bill Eddy

Bullies At Work

(5/22/16)Bill Eddy

Workplace bullying is a growing international problem. It is more than a one-time incident. It is a pattern of behavior between a bully and another worker which can demoralize, isolate and trigger illness in the target of the bully.

Jennifer Mahony

Creating Psychological Safety at Work isn’t Just About Avoiding a Workplace Bullying Complaint

(5/06/16)Jennifer Mahony

When employment relationships take a turn, there can often feel like there is no way back. However, mediation can be a powerful tool in rehabilitating working relationships.

Judy Tindall

Online Peer Mediation Project

(3/07/16)Judy Tindall

There are three changes in the educational and social context that suggest the need for a more technologically sophisticated version of peer mediation.

John Ford

To Vent or Not to Vent, That is the Question!

(12/01/15)John Ford

I suspect that we have all vented our anger at some point in time. But is it really a good idea?

Zena Zumeta

Pioneer Series: Evaluative Approach - Video

(10/03/15)Zena Zumeta

Zena Zumeta explains the difficulties she sees with using an evaluative approach. However, she sees how it can be useful in a dispute where there is a power imbalance.

Katherine Graham

Bullying and Harassment – Evidence it Accounts for Sickness Absence

(10/04/14)Katherine Graham

For years, I’ve sought data on how much sickness absence is caused by workplace conflict. I know that conflict makes people go off sick with stress – but how could I prove this?

Donald Lloyd

Conflict Resolution Day is October 16, 2014

(10/01/14)Donald Lloyd

ACR's original intention was for Conflict Resolution Day to be promoted by community centers around the country. The belief is that if the public has a better understanding and awareness of mediation, they will be more likely to hire a mediator. And the more mediators that are hired, the better for all of us!

Patricia Porter

What Happens on the Bus, Shouldn’t Stay on the Bus!

(9/02/14)Patricia Porter

With the start of 2014-2015 school year in full swing, children across the country will be boarding the school bus to arrive before the morning bell sounds. According to the National Highway Safety Administration, school buses are the safest mode of transportation for getting children back and forth to school. But how safe is a child from the other children inside of the bus? School bus bullying is becoming a growing concern among parents, school administrations, and bus drivers. According to the U.S. Department of Education 10 percent of school bullying occurs on the school bus. Stopbullying.gov defines bullying as “unwanted, aggressive behavior among school aged children that involves a real or perceived power imbalance. The behavior is repeated, or has the potential to be repeated, over time.

Evan Ash

The Paradox of Creativity with Compassion in Mediation

(5/10/14)Evan Ash

Turn the other cheek, give more than is required, respond to the need of another person, all these when you may be faced with pain and loss. Do crazy things like love your enemy, pray for them? The great mystery is the power that comes from the paradoxes of life.

Jeff Thompson

Listening, Empathizing, and Building Negotiation Rapport to Handle Crisis

(12/07/13)Jeff Thompson

For professional negotiators, honing ones skills occurs through the sharing of best practices. Crisis negotiators gain valuable knowledge through every interaction and presentation, and learned that even if the negotiator arrives fully prepared and does everything right, the suspect might still harm himself or others.

Ken Johnson

Behind Bars and Behind the Gun

(11/04/13)Ken Johnson

Behind bars and behind the gun: Answers for America's juvenile justice problem and catabolic ommunity-based conflicts. With a rise of deaths, abuse cases, and other atrocities in the Juvenile Justice System there has been questioning as to whether the present paradigm of understanding is the most appropriate solution available for handling issues of wrong behavior by adolescents. Ultimately, the author urges communities to become more involved in the justice system to urge Collaborative Justice-based solutions in juvenile justice issues.

Jeffrey Krivis

The Argument As A Persuasive Tool In Negotiation

(9/27/13)Jeffrey Krivis

Argument has a significant role in the legal process, particularly in advancing motions and appellate procedure. Whether and to what extent it fits into a negotiation and mediation process is subject to debate.

Nick Redding

Individual Admiration for Dominant Groups

(7/08/13)Nick Redding

Does our admiration for powerful and dominant groups maintain the social hierarchy? This is the question explored in a recent a study. The stud authors describe previous research suggesting that emotions play a key role in the maintenance of relationships between groups, and more specifically, that emotions such as anger and admiration influence whether groups will challenge dominant groups within the social order.

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