Sandy Bacharach has been working as a Spanish Language Mediation Specialist with Oregon’s largest nonprofit mediation center, Resolutions Northwest since December 2003, strengthening the organization's ability to provide mediation services to Latino communities. Through this work, Sandy spearheaded an advanced training for bilingual mediators and was a presenter for the International Section of ACR in 2005 in Minnesota . Sandy provides conflict resolution workshops and training throughout the Portland , Oregon area. Prior to this work, Sandy provided a wide range of bilingual community education, from transportation options to money management.
Sandy Bacharach trabaja como una Especialista de Mediación en Español con el centro de mediación más grande en Oregon, Resolutions Northwest, fortaleciendo los servicios que proporcionan en español y mejorando los servicios para las comunidades latinas. Por medio de este trabajo, Sandy encabezó un entrenamiento avanzado para mediadores bilingües y presentó por la Sección Internacional de ACR en 2005 y por el “Spanish Track” de ACR en 2007. Previamente, Sandy proveía una variedad de educación bilingüe a la comunidad, de opciones de transportación hasta hacer presupuestos
From Sandy Bacharach
I joined the field of mediation to provide outreach and services to Latino
communities. The more time I have spent in this field, the more I have
learned from the community as well as from fellow mediators. mediate.com
was the first place I considered to share information about some of my
learning, because it is the online resource I go to when seeking information
and education about this field. Additionally, I appreciate the ease in the
submission process and the positive format.
Considerations in Providing Mediation and Conflict Resolution Services to Spanish-speaking Latinos(02/05/07)
There are many questions, concepts, and “better practices” to consider and explore when providing mediation and conflict resolution services to Spanish-speaking Latinos. This paper explores some of the work I’ve done to ensure that Oregon’s largest nonprofit mediation center, Resolutions Northwest, is and continues to be accessible to Latino communities. Among the range of topics for consideration are: Mainstream Agency/Business Review, Mediation Outreach, Referral Processes, Language, and Multicultural Issues.