ERIC Number: ED220196
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1982
Reference Count: 0
Alternative Means of Family Dispute Resolution.
Davidson, Howard, Ed.; And Others
Twenty-eight articles focusing on non-adversarial approaches to resolving family disputes without formal court procedures are collected in this manual. The 16 articles in the first chapter discuss aspects of divorce mediation. These are followed by six papers in the second chapter on the mediation of family conflicts involving domestic violence and five papers in the third chapter on the resolution of disputes between parents and their children. While each article takes up a different topic, in general the manual has been designed to answer the following six questions: What is the state of the art of alternative family dispute resolution? How widespread is interest in these alternatives? What legal issues are raised by these new processes? How do the alternatives fit within the established system? What training is necessary? and, Which family disputes are amenable to these alternatives? Most of the articles were prepared by the faculty of the American Bar Association's National Conference on Alternative Family Dispute Resolution. Readers are invited to share with the editors their comments regarding the publication. (RH)
Descriptors: Affective Behavior, Conflict Resolution, Court Role, Divorce, Family Problems, Family Programs, Innovation, Leadership Responsibility, Legal Problems, Mental Health, Models, Parent Child Relationship, Program Implementation, Public Policy, Staff Role, Violence
American Bar Association, Special Committee on Dispute Resolution, 1800 M Street, N.W., Washington, DC 20036 ($25.00; 20% discount on 25 or more copies).
Publication Type: Books; Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: American Bar Association, Washington, DC.
Identifiers: Conciliation; Marital Therapy; Mediation; Status Offenders
Note: Several pages may be marginally legible due to small print size.