More Information & Organizations
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Conflict Resolution Organizations
These organizations provide excellent sources of information on mediation theory and practice, and in some cases include rosters of available mediators.
- ADRIC (Alternative Dispute Resolution Institute of Canada)
- ADRIO (Alternative Dispute Resolution Institute of Ontario)
- AFCC Ontario (Association of Family & Conciliation Courts of Ontario)
- Centre for Nonviolent Communication
- Creative Response to Conflict and FOR (Fellowship Of Reconciliation)
- Harvard Negotiation Project (a.k.a. PON: Project On Negotiation)
- OAFM (Ontario Association of Family Mediation)
Safe Schools Organizations
These organizations offer a wealth of information on strategies for enhancing peaceful co-operation within schools and other social institutions. The advice can often be adapted to more intimate home settings.
Mindfulness & Stress Reduction
This short list provides a brief introduction to this rapidly growing field of research.
- Center for Mindfulness in Medicine, Health Care & Society (U. of Mass)
- Center for Mindfulness Studies
- Mayo Clinic (type “stress management” into site search engine)
- Mindfulness Toronto
- Oxford Mindfulness Centre
Recommended Books On Conflict Resolution
Watch for YOGA OF DIVORCE, a self-help memoir by Mike MacConnell, due in autumn 2015 from Friesen Press, and available as an e-book on Amazon. It will also be available as an e-book or in book form on this website and in hard copy in selected book stores.
Boyes-Watson, Carolyn and Kay Pranis, Circle Forward; Building A Restorative School Community, St. Paul, Minnesota, Living Justice Press, 2015
Brownstone, Justice Harvey, Tug Of War: A Judge’s Verdict on Separation, Custody Battles, and the Bitter Realities of Family Court, Toronto, ECW Press, 2009
Bush, Robert A. Baruch and Joseph P. Folger, The Promise of Mediation: The Transformative Approach to Conflict, Revised Ed., San Francisco, Jossey-Bass, 2005
Fisher, Roger and Daniel Shapiro, Beyond Reason: Using Emotions As You Negotiate, New York, Penguin, 2005
Fisher, Roger and William Ury, Getting To Yes: Negotiating Agreement Without Giving In, New York, Penguin Group, 1981
Furlong, Gary, The Conflict Resolution Toolbox: Models & Maps for Analyzing, Diagnosing and Resolving Conflict, Mississauga, ON, John Wiley & Sons, 2005
Macbeth, Fiona. and Nic Fine, Playing With Fire; Creative Conflict Resolution for Young Adults, Gabriola Island, B.C., New Society Publishers, 1995
Muldoon, Brian, The Heart Of Conflict, New York, G. P. Putnam’s Sons, 1996
Stone, Douglas, Bruce Patton and Sheila Heen, Difficult Conversations: How To Discuss What Matters Most, New York, Penguin Group, 1999
Ury, William, Getting Past No: Negotiating Your Way From Confrontation To Cooperation, New York, Bantam Books, 1991
van Gurp, Hetty, Peer Mediation; The Complete Guide To Resolving Conflict In Our Schools, Winnipeg, Portage and Main Press, 2002
Winslade, John and Gerald Monk, Narrative Mediation: A New Approach To Conflict Resolution, San Francisco, Jossey-Bass, 2000