By Virginia Colin | APFM was created with almost impossible dreams. How much progress have we made? What great things might we do in the future? The President of APFM reports that we have built a strong foundation.
By Larry Gaughan | It is time to recreate the excitement of the 1980’s and move family mediation toward recognition as a fully established, separate, credentialed profession.
By Larry Gaughan | An impassioned plea for writing divorce agreements in language the parties can easily understand, instead of using antiquated form-books.
By Steve Erickson | Professional family mediators need both process skills and substantive knowledge about child development, parenting, family law, budgeting, and more.
By Chip Rose | How a mediation proceeds and how it ends depend on how it begins. Beginning with macro questions the clients can say yes to gets them off to a good start.
By Judy Larkins | When parents and teens are in conflict, a mediator, using the Appreciative Inquiry (AI) approach, can help them restore their positive relationship and create shared plans.