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.” …

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 …

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