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                   Conflict Resolution  -  Peace Facilitation





          Mediation - Alternative Dispute Resolution 

According to the American Bar Association

Mediation gives people a quick, inexpensive way to work out their differences while addressing everyone’s needs and interests. Decisions reached in mediation are created by the people who are in conflict, not imposed on them by a judge. 

Mediation:

  • encourages direct communication between the parties
  • helps people decide for themselves
  • allows for the expression of emotions
  • defuses anger
  • explores creative means of solving problems
  • promotes cooperation
  • preserves the strengths of an ongoing relationship
  • helps people accept the consequences of their own decisions
  • develops a model for resolution of future conflicts