Mediation as a Cooperative Problem–Solving Approach.
The Needs of Children Through Divorce.
Attitudes and Skills Needed for Effective Mediation.
The Strategic Approach: Aikido as a Model for Mediation.
STRUCTURING THE MEDIATION PROCESS.
Beginning Mediation: Setting the Context for Negotiations.
Phases of Mediation: From Gathering Information to Reaching Agreements.
Drafting the Mediation Agreement.
STRATEGIES USED BY CHILDREN, PARENTS, AND MEDIATORS.Parents′ Motives and Methods in Custody Disputes.
Strategies for Eliciting Cooperation Between Parents.
Skills and Techniques for Managing Conflict.
TWO CASE STUDIES.
Case Study #1: A Less Complex Case.
Case Study #2: A More Complex Case.
CHALLENGES AND PROFESSIONAL ISSUES.
Special Circumstances Affecting Mediation.
Ethics, Values, and Morals in Mediation.
Making Mediation Work: Recommendations for Mediators, Attorneys, and Judges.
Appendix A: Uniform Standards Of Practice For Court Connected Child Custody Mediation For the State Of California.
Appendix B: Academy of Family Mediators Standards Of Practice For Family And Divorce Mediation.
Appendix C: Confidentiality Forms.
Appendix D: Pre–Empting Statement Categories For Commencing Child Custody Mediation.
Appendix E: List Of Strategies Of Used By Spouses, Children, And Mediators.
Appendix F: Sample Mediation Agreements.