Archive for March, 2009

AVP – Linking Self-Care to Peace

By Laura Melton Tucker, March 29th, 2009

I just got back from a workshop for mediators on the Alternatives to Violence Project (AVP), a program at work locally in Iowa’s prisons and in war zones around the world. These facilitator led workshops teach conflict resolution skills through an active, participatory, experiential process…

When Attorneys Show Up At Small Claims Court

By Laura Melton Tucker, March 29th, 2009

Several times a month I volunteer as a mediator at our local courthouse. Small claims mediation is always voluntary, confidential, more informal than the courtroom, and frequently leads to an agreement fashioned by the people involved in the dispute…

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