Mary Damianakis is a certified mediator, accredited family mediator, clinical supervisor, trainer and a consultant. She resides in Quebec, and enjoys working in family and labor mediation for the last three decades. Mary has extensive experience working with the Hague Convention on the Civil Aspects of International Child Abduction and mediation trauma, dispute resolution and trauma in the workplace. Mary is the immediate past president of Family Mediation Canada.
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The Hague Convention, Seven Characteristics, and Mediation
This article discusses the Hague Convention on child abductions. It gives an update on dealing with children in international custody negotiations.
The Spirit of Mediation
Most researchers and practitioners in alternative dispute resolution modalities have accepted that mediation, whether open and or closed, is a branch of the current family court system.