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Vicki Shemin

Making Holidays Magical for Kids After Divorce

(12/14/18)Vicki Shemin

When we think holidays, we think magical time of year for children.

Rebecca Hiers

How Indigenous Voices Can Get Lost in Mediation

(11/30/18)Rebecca Hiers

This article focuses on how differences in communication styles and in world-views can lead to Native Americans not being heard or understood in mediation; and some thoughts on how to address this problem.

Nancy Shuger

This Mediation Failed. Or, Did It?

(11/23/18)Nancy Shuger

This article poses the question of how to evaluate success and failure of mediation.

Laura Tarcea

Zealous Advocacy Can Kill

(11/12/18)Laura Tarcea

His divorce was going really badly: aggressive lawyers on both sides, court battles and blame-ridden affidavits!

Jonathan Rodrigues

The Mediation Advocate’s Alphabet

(10/19/18)Jonathan Rodrigues

From limited experiences, learning from mistakes, compliments from clients, advise from mentors and suggestions from peers, here is a guidebook with some cheat codes for any amateur lawyer looking to rehearse before a Mediation.

Michelle Brenner

Mediation – Engaging the Rhythm of Polyvagal Regulation

(10/05/18)Michelle Brenner

What do garden snails, lizards and humans all have in common?

Ryan Compton

Family Mediation and Domestic Abuse

(10/05/18)Ryan Compton

Mediation in Worcester, Gloucester and the surrounding areas is increasingly the default option when it comes to family dispute resolution.

Akbar Kabani

Peacemakers of All Faiths Gather at Ismaili Jamatkhana Plano for Restoring Community Day

(9/17/18)Akbar Kabani

This article covers Restoring Community Day held in 2017, including plans for the upcoming Community Day to be held in October 2018.

Stuart Hanson

Do We Need to Raise Our Voice?

(9/06/18)Stuart Hanson

"Keep calm and carry on" is generally a mantra I refer to when I am in the mediation room.

Mitch Cohen

Co-Parenting Tips During a Divorce

(8/31/18)Mitch Cohen

By following some simple tips and committing yourself to being the best co-parent possible, you can help to ensure your children thrive during and after the divorce.

Nancy Shuger

Reconsidering How to Honor a Father's Wishes

(8/03/18)Nancy Shuger

This article illustrates how a mediator can assist parties to move from their positions to their underlying interests.

John Fiske

For Those Feeling Generous: A Gift for Clients, Friends - Book Review

(7/13/18)John Fiske, Laurie Israel

I love this book. It reminds us that we can take family law problems to another level, one not taught in law schools: generosity.

Milan Slama

The Faultlines of the Current Ideological Divide - Part 1

(7/06/18)Milan Slama, Kenneth Rasmussen

This article discusses the ideological divide looking at conflict from both a mediator's (Part 1) and a therapist's perspective (Part 2).

Kenneth Cloke

Reflections on North and South Korea

(5/17/18)Kenneth Cloke

As I write these words, a meeting is being organized in Singapore between the US and North Korea, and it is worth reflecting for a moment on how it happened that the world suddenly changed.

Kevin Stapley

Want to Know the “Secret” to Managing Confrontational and Aggressive Behaviors?

(4/20/18)Kevin Stapley

In this article, you will learn two key methods that experienced de-escalators use to maintain control of these high risk, high emotion situations, and guide the agitated person back into a calmer state of mind.

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.

Denisha Shah

Healing Effects of Mediation on Kids to Achieve and Spread Infinite Positive Outcomes

(3/16/18)Denisha Shah

The article is sums up the infinite reasons/ outcomes that the healing effects of mediation can bring to kids in our society.

Clare Fowler

Norwegian Legislature to Consider Mandating Student Ombuds for All Universities

(3/01/18)Clare Fowler

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. 

Alia Ismail

The Ethics of Retaliation

(2/16/18)Alia Ismail

Many people resort to retaliation to protect their own authority. Yet, conduct in such situations rarely happens within ethical means.

Tom Kosakowski

California Legislature Hears Testimony on Role of Ombuds in Sexual Misconduct Matters

(1/28/18)Tom Kosakowski

As part of its on-going effort to respond to allegations of sexual misconduct in the state capital, a joint subcommittee of the California legislature heard about how the Ombuds programs work at the University of California.

Greg Rooney

The Role of the Apology in Abuse Redress Schemes

(1/05/18)Greg Rooney

The profound apology has been an essential part of abuse redress schemes adopted by a number of religious institutions in Australia for supporting victims of abuse within their organisations.

John Lande

In Praise of (Good) Disagreements

(11/17/17)John Lande

As they say, if two people always agree, one of them is unnecessary.

Oliver Ross

Divorce Mediation: A Prototype for Positive Co-Parenting

(11/17/17)Oliver Ross

This article provides an approach to positive co-parenting while enduring a divorce. This involves constructive communication, renovating hostile environments, and having the mediator pose as a role model for a positive co-parenting experience.

Michael A. Zeytoonian

How Will the Way We Resolve Our Workplace and Family Business Disputes Impact our Thanksgiving Meal?

(11/17/17)Michael A. Zeytoonian

The opposition in disputes is not “the other side”, because I don’t see a workplace in terms of having two sides – employees vs. employers.

Michael Jacobs

The One That Got Away

(10/27/17)Michael Jacobs

Mediation is great teacher.

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