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.
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.
The article is sums up the infinite reasons/ outcomes that the healing effects of mediation can bring to kids in our society.
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.
Many people resort to retaliation to protect their own authority. Yet, conduct in such situations rarely happens within ethical means.
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.
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.
As they say, if two people always agree, one of them is unnecessary.
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.
(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.
Mediation is great teacher.
Well over 90% of all divorce cases are resolved by agreements, but there are two divergent methods for negotiating those agreements.
In 2007, after twenty-three, war-torn years of litigation, I just knew that there had to be a better way of resolving conflict in people’s lives. Thus began my quest – my journey into the world of alternate dispute resolution.
The article is about general foundations and principles of family
conflicts in relationship to mediation focus. The
overall article is a summary study in 10 steps for family conflicts
through mediation process.
(8/18/17)Peter T. Coleman, Morton Deutsch
This article describes ideas on peace and justice from the career of Morton Deutsch.
(7/14/17)Gracious Timothy, Tanima Tandon
In our respective professional lives, each of us have had a fair experience of the approach that advocates have towards in-house counsels and vice-versa.
There is an inescapable fact: the relationship between a divorce attorney and a client is, at best, a business relationship.
An apology can be given on many levels from a general acknowledgement at one end of the spectrum to a profound apology at the other end.
(3/06/17)Joan B. Kelly, Ph.D.
The divorce rate began its sharp increase in the early 1960's and more than doubled by the end of the 1970's. This was accompanied by dramatic changes in cultural traditions, societal expectations, and divorce and child custody laws.
Two theories about conflict, and particularly about means of diminishing conflict, hold promise in understanding the election, though not necessarily in ameliorating the conflicts revealed there.
Blame is frequently used, whether consciously or unconsciously, in an attempt to assign responsibility for something gone awry.
Individual differences matter. To be of value, mediation has to draw on these differences to elicit how the parties make sense.
The nature of conflict has shifted from building understanding, connection and resolution between people to being in service, and pledging commitment to the grander evolutionary process, as nature “has its way” with humans experiencing conflict.
The mediator’s options in compromise situations depends on the parties’ receptivity to the process.
(12/18/16)Dr. Lynne C. Halem
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With some creativity, and openness to future adjustment, separated and divorced couples can preserve key ingredients of the holiday season by pre-planning the children’s shared visits ahead of time.