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.
By Virginia Colin | APFM is becoming the go-to resource for family mediators in need of training, mentoring, and support, and the go-to resource for families in need of professional family mediation services. Join us!
By Georgia Daniels | From childhood through marriage, maybe divorce, elder care decisions, and probate, mediation can help families prevent or resolve conflicts peacefully and constructively.
By Michael Lang | As a mediator, what questions are best to ask? How do you know when it is the right time to ask one? Reflective practice …
By Stuart Reed | Being present, authentic, patient, and committed to integrity are aims of mindfulness. These same qualities can help mediators avoid ethical pitfalls and better serve mediation participants.
By Steve Erickson | We need a way to assess skills and provide credentials for family mediators who are client-centered, non-coercive, and respectful of self-determination. Other approaches masquerading as mediation are confusing the public.