Month: November 2012

How To Apologize When It’s Not Your Fault

By Claire Doran “I didn’t do anything! Why should I apologize?”  These words have fallen from the mouths of grumpy children across the world.  Apologies are extracted from us, unwillingly, by teachers or parents who want to gloss over conflicts,

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Cyber-Bullying Youth Mediation

By Janice Son Navigating through high school is arguably one of the most challenging life stages for adolescents. The high school student’s academic career generally consists of scouting for attractions, looking for friends, carefully watching for foes, and of course,

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Music and Story Night 2012

By Claire Doran The warm glow of Christmas lights illuminated the makeshift stage, with heavy red curtains and a funky zigzag rug.  The smell of warm cookies made the air seem sugary, and assortments of teas, wines, and spiced apple

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Cultural Issues in Mediation Workshop

“Diversity is the collective mixture of similarities and differences” – Roosevelt Thomas by Warren Chan, APADRC Conflict Resolution Specialist As an intern mediator at APADRC, we often learn about others, but how often do we learn about ourselves? The Cultural Issues

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Skeletons From the Closets of Old Friends

By Hasti J. Ahangi Disclaimers: The following story is a fictionalized retelling from a compilation of intern experiences and does not reflect any particular case or client. The names have also been altered in order to maintain confidentiality. “But they used

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Always Here to Serve You

By Charles Chang The Post Office has a famous saying that embodies their philosophy of mail delivery. I’d like to rephrase that to embody the spirit of nonprofit organizations. “Neither snow nor rain nor heat nor gloom of night…can keep

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APADRC Partners With TooToo for Shopping Fundraiser

The Asian Pacific American Dispute Resolution Center (APADRC) is partnering up with TooToo, a women’s clothing boutique, for our upcoming shopping fundraiser from November 3rd through the 10th! They will give 10% of their sales to the APADRC if you purchase anything there