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
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.
People should first try to understand others, especially those with whom we disagree – perhaps disagreeing quite strongly.
This article analyzes Republican and Democratic 'bubbles" and how we can build bridges between them.
How many times do clients come into your divorce mediation office when they aren't on the same page?
If your child has been diagnosed with ADHD you will no doubt understand how frustrating and discouraging it can be to cope with impulsive and defiant behaviour on a daily basis.
This article discusses the May 6 incident where a Weirton WV police officer attempted to negotiate with an assailant and then other officers arrived and shot the person. This article discusses the importance of using negotiation in seeking to deescalate violence and the need for police to have this training.
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This article promotes the use of elder and adult family mediation to approach issues of aging and geriatric care. Targeted towards family caregivers, it outlines 3 reasons mediation can be beneficial when approaching difficult conversations.