Teachers need the support of parents and the community in the districts in which they teach.
Many parents do not know how to help their adult children deal with divorce.
While most of us forge friendships with like-minded people who affirm our strongly held beliefs, we don’t choose our colleagues.
Settling the issue of who should take legal guardianship over a ward can be a long, drawn out, and tedious process.
The divorce settlement will always reflect the tone of the marriage when done out of court in a mediation or through opposing attorneys as the voice of the parties, even more than the law.
(4/20/18)Jennifer Smith Schneider
How does an ombuds define a trend, and how can one know if the issue is truly pervasive or of consequence?
In this model, the lawyer-mental health professional duo creates a safe container for you and your sibling to communicate authentically about what really matters to you.
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.
(3/16/18)Donald T. Saposnek
After 911, our lives changed seemingly forever. No longer a safe, secure, innocent society, Americans have come to a tipping point.
The article is sums up the infinite reasons/ outcomes that the healing effects of mediation can bring to kids in our society.
This article addresses the relevance of teaching social justice on campus - in the classroom and in student affairs - and the challenge of maintaining a balanced and reasoned approach.
Recent events show that our social problems are exacerbated by a wide variety of anti-social media behaviors.
A committee of the Storting (Norway's supreme legislature) has approved a proposal to mandate Studentombud for all universities in the country. At present, ten universities provide Student Ombuds programs, which serve about two-thirds of all university students.
When my sister had just been born, my mother boarded a crowded war time train with my sister in her arms, then turnd and handed the baby to a trusting stranger.
The author, a parent of a child in Broward County Schools (where Marjorie Stoneman Douglas High School is located), reflects on possible usages of ADR, mediation, facilitation, and consensus-building in the seemingly never-ending national struggle over guns.
One of the challenges in using educational programs to collect data is a tension between the goals of having speakers provide material to participants and gathering information from them.
The ICC Mediation Competition in Paris, and the growing number of others like it, are contributing to a change in the way disputes are going to be resolved in the future.
End of year. Time to reflect and take stock. Time to recharge and reset.
Remembering this simple list may go a long way in helping your child — and you — through rocky waters.
The Conflict Resolution Toolbox has been 20 years in the making. I first started gathering good tools when I became a professional mediator and coach, tossing in a few from my college leadership years for good measure.
Given that universities have only two primary tasks -- teaching and research – they ought to be willing to invest as much in improving the quality of their teaching as they do in providing an elaborate infrastructure to support basic and applied research.
This is a review of the book Lawyer Negotiation: Theory, Practice and Law, by Jay Folberg and Dwight Golann.
(11/06/17)Mary Austin, Richard Brewster, Nina Martinez, Hillary Zilz
The article describes the authors’ experience teaching a six session course called “Think Like a Mediator” on conflict resolution to inmates at the women’s jail facility (the Rose M. Singer Center) at Rikers Island in New York City.
(9/08/17)Gregg Relyea, Joshua N. Weiss
This article includes reviews by Dan Shapiro, Director, Harvard Law School, International Negotiation Program, and other notables, including Bill Ury and the Dalai Lama, of the children's book Educating the Next Generation in Conflict Resolution: A Review of "Trouble at the Watering Hole: The Adventures of Emo and Chickie" by Gregg Relyea and Joshua Weiss.
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This article deals with a formula for success in mediating and fostering positive interactions and outcomes: C + S + T – AR = SI, collaboration, plus synergy, plus teamwork, minus adversarial relationships, equals successful interactions.