Category: Community

Our Culture of Conflict:  Snorts and Retorts of an Untamed Brat author.

Our Culture of Conflict: Snorts and Retorts of an Untamed Brat

“Organizations that display a strong commitment to their values make good use of this fractal creation process . . ....

By Robert Benjamin
Mediating the Aftermath of Terri Schiavo’s Death author.

Mediating the Aftermath of Terri Schiavo’s Death

See article by Robert Benjamin: Schindler v. Schiavo: The Real Negotiation for Your Soul Terri Schiavo’s death has dropped from...

By Douglas Noll
Tough Elder Decisions: The Mediation Option author.

Tough Elder Decisions: The Mediation Option

There is a new field developing in the mediation world – Elder Mediation. Why this new practice area? Because the...

By Blair Trippe, Rikk Larsen
Institutionalizing Community Mediation:  Can Dispute Resolution “of, by, and for the People” Long Endure? author.

Institutionalizing Community Mediation: Can Dispute Resolution “of, by, and for the People” Long Endure?

Originally published in the Penn State Law Review, Volume 108, Number 1, Summer 2003I. Introduction Fifteen years have passed since...

By Timothy Hedeen Hedeen
Peace Committees In Troubled Communities author.

Peace Committees In Troubled Communities

Peace committees have been described as a sort of community restorative justice project, which has been taking root in some...

By Martin Wright
The Promise of Restorative Justice: Peru’s Truth and Reconciliation Commission Issues its Final Report author.

The Promise of Restorative Justice: Peru’s Truth and Reconciliation Commission Issues its Final Report

First published by ST. LOUIS LAWYER, October 1, 2003, at 11A.Many traditional cultures including native Hawaiians, the Maori people of...

By Paula Young
Italian businesses, mediation, could it be? The mediation bridge: An idea becoming reality author.

Italian businesses, mediation, could it be? The mediation bridge: An idea becoming reality

Introduction When a “bridge” exists between two countries, an exchange of knowledge, attitudes, and ideas can have positive impact for...

By Alessandra Sgubini
Sexual Harassment Claims: When Can Mediation Work? author.

Sexual Harassment Claims: When Can Mediation Work?

"Originally published in Vol. 43, Number 4, July-Aug.-Sept. 1997 issue of Business & Economic Review, Moore School of Business, University...

By Elizabeth Whittenbury
Diversity Resistance (Part III) author.

Diversity Resistance (Part III)

The underpinnings for Diversity Resistance are a part of our human development (see part II ). Unfortunately, many of these...

By Marvin E. Johnson
Congregational Conflict: Things To Do If The Phone Call Comes author.

Congregational Conflict: Things To Do If The Phone Call Comes

My Story When I first started teaching congregations and their ministry teams how to manage conflict according to the scriptures...

By Lester L. Adams
Where is the Give in Winner-Take-All? author.

Where is the Give in Winner-Take-All?

This article was inspired by an enlightening conversation about the interface between politics and mediation held on January 23, 2003...

By S. Elise Peeples
Peace and the Internet author.

Peace and the Internet

First published in Conciliation Quarterly, Fall 2002, Vol. 21, No. 4. Republished with permission.With the state of the world today,...

By John Helie
Mediation in Estate Planning: A Strategy for Everyone’s Benefit author.

Mediation in Estate Planning: A Strategy for Everyone’s Benefit

First published in the "Elder's Advisor, The Journal of Elder Law and Post-Retirement Planning."How much better would this world be...

By David Gage, John Gromala
The Loss of Civic Connectedness author.

The Loss of Civic Connectedness

An increasing number of people are expressing concern over the loss of civic connectedness in America. Voting, volunteerism, and participation...

By W. Steve Lee
New Community Section Editorial author.

New Community Section Editorial

Welcome back to the Community Section, where we are pleased to introduce two new resources for anyone involved or interested...

By Tim Hedeen
Conflict Resolution in Indian Country author.

Conflict Resolution in Indian Country

On June 1, 1995, Attorney General Janet Reno issued the Department of Justice "Policy on Indian Sovereignty and Government to...

By Managing Editor
Guidelines for Victim-Sensitive Victim-Offender Mediation: Restorative Justice Through Dialogue (2000) author.

Guidelines for Victim-Sensitive Victim-Offender Mediation: Restorative Justice Through Dialogue (2000)

The full text of the guidelines are available in pdf format. Executive Summary The process of allowing interested crime victims...

By Jean Greenwood, Mark S. Umbreit
The Resolution of Conflicts Involving the Elderly author.

The Resolution of Conflicts Involving the Elderly

While some sectors of conflict resolution practice are quite specific, the work of community mediation is as broad and diverse...

By Tim Hedeen
Alternative Environmental Dispute Resolution in South Carolina:Emerging Opportunities to Build More Sustainable Communities author.

Alternative Environmental Dispute Resolution in South Carolina:Emerging Opportunities to Build More Sustainable Communities

Funded by the South Carolina Sustainable Universities InitiativeIntroduction Amidst all of the recent dialogue in South Carolina over sustainable communities...

By Sean Blacklocke
Community Section Editorial author.

Community Section Editorial

Welcome to the Community Mediation Section! The establishment of this forum represents another significant step forward for community dispute resolution....

By Tim Hedeen
Community Mediation And The Court System: The Ties That Bind author.

Community Mediation And The Court System: The Ties That Bind

First published in the Mediation Quarterly, Volume 17, Number 4 Since their inception, community mediation programs in the United States...

By Patrick G Coy, Tim Hedeen
Disabilities And Mediation Readiness In Court-Referred Cases:Developing Screening Criteria And Service Networks author.

Disabilities And Mediation Readiness In Court-Referred Cases:Developing Screening Criteria And Service Networks

Originally appeared in Mediation Quarterly, Volume 16, Number 2, Winter 1998/99 Mediation is an ideal alternative to court for many...

By Patrick G Coy, Tim Hedeen
Between Aging Parents And Adult Children author.

Between Aging Parents And Adult Children

Picture a middle-aged woman who is very worried that her elderly father is continuing to live in the family home...

By Elisabeth Seaman, Jack Hamilton
Mediation Training to Improve Police Social Interaction Skills author.

Mediation Training to Improve Police Social Interaction Skills

The February shooting death of an unarmed West African immigrant, Amadou Diallo, in hail of 41 bullets fired by four...

By Christopher C. Cooper
Moving From Collaborative Processes To Collaborative Communities – Building Our Agenda author.

Moving From Collaborative Processes To Collaborative Communities – Building Our Agenda

This essay was written in recognition of the tenth Anniversary of the Program for Community Problem Solving. October 1999 Collaborative...

By William R. Potapchuk

Mediation Can Ease Integration of Group Homes Into Neighborhoods

PORTLAND, Ore. (ANS) -- Social service providers increasingly are recognizing the benefits of integrating homeless women and children, psychiatric patients...

By American News Service
Restorative Justice For Juvenile Delinquency author.

Restorative Justice For Juvenile Delinquency

This is the recounting of a juvenile offense mediation case, conducted by a Juvenile Court-sponsored Victim-Offender Reconciliation Program (VORP) near...

By Marty Price
Community Dispute Resolution Programs:Loved To Pieces? author.

Community Dispute Resolution Programs:Loved To Pieces?

This article originally appeared in the April 1999 issue of Consensus, a newspaper published jointly by the Consensus Building Institute...

By Christopher Sheesley

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