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Debra Oliver truly exemplifies what it means to be at the frontlines of mediation. She comes from a background that the rest of us read about in novels or see in the movies. Born in Hollywood, CA to her own version of Lucy and Ricky Ricardo, she studied at the Julliard School of the Performing Arts, Drama Division then spent time traveling, studying Eastern philosophy and having a family. She also lead a San Francisco theater company and hosted a weekly radio show about consciousness-raising.
Debra discovered mediation in 1989 and knew she had found her calling. She handles complex and eventful cases many mediators only dream of - including situations like that portrayed in Robert Redford's film, The Milagro Bean Field War. From mediating with gang membes and police offices to handling explosive divorce cases, her's is an exciting and fulfilling practice.
Listen for her story about how a pecan pie restored justice to a terrorized family. This show promises to surprise and inspire you.
On today's show, I am pleased to welcome Doris Haas and Bonnie Para from Elder Care Mediation in Florida to our show. Doris and Bonnie are both Florida Supreme Court Mediators with extensive experience in senior care.
Families are complex entities, and it is not unusual for submerged anger or conflict to boil up in times of stress. Siblings can often find it difficult to work together to help their aging parents, especially when there is unresolved conflict between them. It can feel impossible to think about being together to make decisions regarding the well-being of their parents. Hence the need for Elder Care Mediation!
Our episode on Tuesday will surround the importance of Elder Care Mediation and why having an objective third person involved in the process is beneficial to everyone. Through our conversation with Doris and Bonnie, we will all learn how to 'Be A Healthy Careiver!'
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The following panel discusses their experience as divorce mediators and how to help, educate and empower individuals at various stages of the divorce process:
Mediator Barb North of Win Win Training and Mediation has been mediating for over 20 years and has a particular expertise in conflict management training and mediation in sensitive areas, including divorce mediation. Her website is www.winwintraining.com
Beth Esrey is a private mediator working with families in conflict who want to resolve differences respectfully, privately and effectively. Her website is www.esreymediation.com.
Jennifer Safian has a private practice as a divorce and family mediator in NYC. In addition to working with people going through divorce, Jennifer mediates trial separations, separations, pre nups and post nups, post divorce as well as other family conflicts. Her website is www.safianmediation.com.
Employment law is one of the fastest developing areas of conflict. However, it is possible for both parties to save time, money and stress by resolving differences through a process called mediation.
Join Legalocity host Jacqueline Crosby, Esq. and guest attorney turned mediator Jan Frankel Schau to decide if employment mediation may be a reasonable solution for you.
New Jersey attorney Jacqueline Crosby practices in the areas of family and employment law in addition to conducting legal seminars and webinars for the public in the areas of divorce, child support and custody, and unemployment compensation law.
Jan Frankel Schau is a prominent Los Angeles mediator who began her legal career in 1981 specializing in the defense of employment and other insured claims. In 1995, she founded The Law Offices of Jan Frankel Schau, where she primarily represented clients in business, employment and personal injury cases.
Now a full time mediator at Los Angeles based Schau Mediation, Jan has mediated over 1,000 cases in employment, business and tort and also conducts trainings, lectures and coaching in matters involving Alternative Dispute Resolution.
She’s authored numerous articles on the subject of mediation, and most recently has written the book View From the Middle of the Road: A Mediator's Perspective on Life, Conflict, and Human Interaction
Join us as we interview Dan Berstein, a mediator living with bipolar disorder. Dan travels the country teaching mediators cultural sensitivity toward mental illness and ways to make their practices accessible to varying mental health needs.
We'll discuss Dan's history with this topic and his upcoming ACR conference workshop entitled Mental Illness in Mediation in Minneapolis Minnesota on Thursday October 10 from 4-5:30. We will also discuss his work developing a family mental health mediation program for mediation centers to implement to better serve their clients.
Children cope with many conflcts at school. Teaching our children how to resolve those conflicts is an important and necessary part of the education of our children.
Many schools now have courses that teach how mediation is effective in understanding the issues involved in the conflict from the perspective of both sides with the goal of arriving at a mutual resolution.
Our Host, Dr. Arline Kerman, a registered mediator, has extensive experience in the area of mediation. Please tune in to the show on Sunday, September 15th, at 3:00 p.m. EST.
Your may also visit Dr. Kerman's website, www.georgiachildcustody.com for further information about her, her books and services.
Virtual Mediation Lab is a pilot project sponsored by the Association for Conflict Resolution Hawaii Chapter. Mediator Giuseppe Leone, past president of ACR Hawaii and VML founder, will: Talk about the 2 goals of that project: (1) Helping mediators practice and improve their skills, and (2) promoting mediation and online mediation around the world - with Skype Review the 5 lessons learned from running over 100 online mediation simulations via Skype Answer questions on the air To watch some examples of VML online mediations via Skype -- in English, Spanish, French, Italian and Thai -- click here Do you need more info? Or do you have any comments or suggestions about the ACR Hawaii pilot project Virtual Mediation Lab? Here is how you can contact us: Email Twitter Join our LinkedIn Group Mediation Skills Development Around the World via Skype
Debra Schuster, Elderlaw Atty, share her tips about mediation of family members during caregiving of aging parents.
National Healthcare Decisions Day www.nhdd.org
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Ms. Schuster is a member of the National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys and the Life Care Planning Attorneys Association.
Elder mediation can enhance family communication skills and change the face of health care as we know it. It promotes dignity and respect and enhances the quality of life for all concerned. Elder mediation is a focused, preventative, respectful process – usually multi-party, multi-issue and intergenerational - whereby a trained elder mediator ensures, as much as possible, that all who need to be are present in the mediation. The mediator facilitates discussions focusing on present strengths and assists participants in exploring their stated issues or concerns. This form of mediation often involves the many people related to the issues, such as family members, caregivers, organizations, agencies and/or any named service providers.
International trainer, bestselling author, guest lecturer and certified FMC (Family Mediation Canada) Comprehensive Family Mediator and Elder Mediator, Judy pioneered training for elder mediators in 1994 and drafted the Code of Conduct for Elder Mediators. She sits on the elder mediation certification committee, is a past president of Family Mediation Canada and Elder Mediation Canada, and is involved in several research initiatives on elder mediation. Judy is chair of the Elder Mediation International Network and co-chaired five World Summits with the 6th International Summit to be held in Adelaide, South Australia in 2013 (Apr29-May 1).
Judy has twice represented Canada on the CARF International Accreditation Committee in Washington DC to develop international standards for long term care facilities.
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Each year, community mediators help nearly a million people in conflicts all manner of vexing variation. From schoolyard bullying to co-worker conflicts, nuisance neighbors to deeply personal family fights, community mediation programs bring constructive conflict resolution services to the masses. They mediate, facilitate, coach, train, and much more. These programs and volunteers do all this with industry-leading credentials and dogged dedication, but, often, not much more. Tune in to hear Ju
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