Articles published

Court-Related Family Mediation: Reflections And Proposals Based On The Practice

By Emiliano Martín González, Cristina Del Álamo Gutiérrez and Cristina González Corchuelo
Published in Revista de Mediación Issue 3

 The Court-related Family Mediation constitutes a suitable method and a necessary alternative to the judicial classic systems for the management of the family conflicts derived from divorce, especially when children are involved. The authors, based on their experience in the Centers for Family Support (CAF) of the City of Madrid and in collaboration with the Family Courts of this city, contribute with reflections and offers proposals about the methodological and strategic requirements to achieve the expansion and consolidation of the Court-related Family Mediation in our country.

Transforming Conflict Interactions In The Workplace: Documented Effects Of The Usps Redresstm Program

By James R. Antes, Joseph P. Folger and Dorothy J. Della Noce
Published in Revista de Mediación Issue 2

In 1998 the United States Postal Serviced adopted the transformative model of mediation for all of its employee discrimination disputes. Over three thousand mediators were trained to deliver mediation services to this organization. This article reports the results of a qualitative, focus group study of the changes that occurred in workplace conflicts through parties’participation in the transformative mediation program.  The results of this study offer: a range of case studies that illustrate various ways in which conflicts were transformed through mediation; a summary of analytical themes that illustrate how empowerment and recognition contributed to the transformation of workplace conflicts; and a discussion of challenges that arose in implementing the mediation program in the United States Postal Service.

Transformative Mediation: Changing The Quality Of Family Conflict Interaction

By Robert A. Baruch Bush and Sally Ganong Pope
Published in Revista de Mediación Issue 2

This chapter on transformative mediation is organized as an answer to three questions about divorce mediation: Why is this process being used? What is the basic nature of this process, and especially the mediator’s role? How does a mediator work with the parties in this process? Answering these three questions – why, what and how – will provide the reader a good overview of the transformative model in theory and practice. We begin in this section with the “why” of transformative mediation, because we believe that the answer to this question provides the only solid foundation for answering the other two. Based on that answer, we offer a brief description of the process and the mediator’s role. Then, in the following section, we discuss at greater length the “how” of transformative mediation practice.

Transformative Mediation: Preserving The Unique Potential Of Mediation Across Dispute Settings

By Joseph P. Folger
Published in Revista de Mediación Issue 2

Transformative mediation is now being practiced in an increasing range of dispute sectors and has been implemented in a growing number of mediation programs in diverse countries. The transformative approach to mediation is designed to preserve the unique potential mediation offers as a dispute resolution process. This article explains the uniqueness of this approach and how the development of transformative mediation addressed important concerns that arose about other forms of practice. This article clarifies the core purpose and goals of transformative mediation and describes some of the key practice features of this approach to conflict intervention. In addition, the article summarizes some of the elements of transformative mediation training and it describes the breadth of dispute sectors in which transformative mediation is now successfully being used. Understanding the purpose and practice of transformative mediation can allow practitioners and program directors to decide whether they should adopt transformative mediation.

The Power Of A Genuine Apology

By Maria Percaz Four-Pome
Published in Revista de Mediación Issue 1

It is important the practice of apologizing for personal relationships in an environment of positive coexistence. As it happens in any social practice, we have learned to apologize, but that learning is not going farther than being just a parody of a real apology. In this article we reflect about the sincere apology, and how it gives us the possibility of a positive change when it is done in an assertive way. Apologizing, that communicative current which dances between two speakers, also assumes its acceptation or its rejection. This way that goes and comes between the person who presents it and the person who receives it, also contributes to an effective dialogue; so, therefore, it is useful for a conflict negotiation.

Mediation As A Tool To Prevent School Violence

By Gema Martín Seoane
Published in Revista de Mediación Issue 1

Mediation based on a peer support model is one of the resources more widely used these days in violence prevention programmes. On the basis of a previous analysis of school violence, this article is a reflection upon mediation as a prevention tool from a global point of view, and it underlines the contributions of this strategy at a school level and family-school cooperation level. Also, the possibilities and constraints of this approach are analysed.

Is Restorative Justice A Real Option? Comparative Analysis Of Two Mediation Programs With Minor Offenders

By Rosa Pulido Valero
Published in Revista de Mediación Issue 1

The present article compares two minor offender mediation programs. The first one is the Madrid program, within the Juvenile Justice context; the other one within is the Restorative Justice program, in Oregon (USA), inside a community service context. A preliminary analysis first examines the restorative justice programs in general, in relation to the possibilities of intervention with minor offenders. Secondly, both programs are contextualized to compare the differences and the similarities in the intervention. Another important aspect to note are the evaluations conducted of these kind of programs, which point out their efficacy. Finally, in the last section of the text, thoughts about the future of these mediation programs are discussed.

Online Mediation

By Ramón Alzate Sáez De Heredia
Published in Revista de Mediación Issue 1

As society becomes increasingly complex, globalized and unstable, conflict resolution professionals must develop procedures and methodologies that adapt to this new situation. On line mediation (and other web-based conflict resolution procedures) is a process that uses new information technologies (especially the Internet) to help resolve disputes arising in both the real and the virtual world. The paper outlines the principles and applicability of this new professional practice within the field of conflict resolution.

What is Revista de Mediación

It is an academic, biannual, online, and free of charge journal on Mediation and other ADR, of high editorial quality, highlighted relevance and professional interest that encourages scientific study and rigor, best practices and innovation, analysis and positive resolution of conflict through alternative and peaceful ways (ADR). It is addressed to mediators, specialists in conflict analysis, management and resolution, and to those interested in these fields.

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