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Gary Slac and Diane Barnes, graduates of Marylhurst's conflict resolution and mediation program, were featured in an article about Clackamas County proclaiming November as Mediation Month.

Excerpt from an article in Clackamas County Citizen News,
Winter 2014.

The Clackamas County Board of Commissioners proclaimed November as Mediation Month in Clackamas County.

Conflict Resolution Day, celebrated locally and recognized around the world in October of each year to help raise awareness of the use of collaborative processes in resolving differences.

Clackamas County Resolution Services is a county department offering an array of services related to conflict resolution and collaborative problem solving. Family law mediation is available to divorcing or reconciling couples living in Clackamas County. Parent education classes are required of divorcing parents in Clackamas County and are available to parents in general.

Small claims court mediation is now offered before a case will be considered for trial in Clackamas County.

Peer mediation in the schools is offered to middle and high school students interested in becoming mediators. Victim and youth offender dialogue facilitation is available in collaboration with the Clackamas County Juvenile Department.

Workplace mediation is available to county employees and businesses to help reduce the cost of workplace conflict and staff turnover.

Neighbor-to-neighbor mediation helps people address everyday issues that arise and can cause stress if left unresolved.

Foreclosure avoidance facilitation is offered between beneficiaries and grantors.

» Read the full article on Clackamas.us

Gary Slac and Diane Barnes earned Certificates in Conflict Resolution & Mediation at Marylhurst University. In addition to his mediation work, Gary operates a real estate business, Vantage Point Properties.

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