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, managing his or her workload.  With the perpetuating force of the digital age, students have …

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 ciders were laid out enticingly on a table decorated with ceramic mushrooms and a small …

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 in Mediation Workshop led by Edith Ng helped me understand the kind of mediator I am, …

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 to be best friends” exclaimed Sara, the daughter of an elderly lady named Jenny, who …

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 a nonprofit organization from opening its doors to serve those who are most in need.” …

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 and mention the APADRC at the cash register.  There are both summer and fall fashions …

Peer Mediation Start-Up Kit

By Charles Chang It’s finally here!  After sifting through a lot of the peer mediation curriculum out there, and after editing and revising the curriculum, we are ready with our first edition of Peer Mediators: A Complete School Curriculum (Grades 6-8). It’s a comprehensive peer mediation start-up kit that will allow someone to start a …

APADRC Introduces Our New Fall Interns and Volunteers

15 hours of online training, 15 hours of in-person sessions, and 2 office orientations later… our fall interns and volunteers are here and ready to take your calls! We are proud to introduce 9 new interns and 1 volunteer (Katherine Yoo, attorney) in addition to our three long-term volunteers. This fall, they bring the following …

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