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Websites listed below are for general information and are not intended to replace the services of qualified legal professionals, mediators, counselors or therapists. The opinions expressed on the websites are not necessarily the opinions of Positive Communication Systems.

Useful Information

Texas Family Code

Provides the statues in the family code relating to divorce and the parent-child relationship.

Associaton of Family and Conciliation Courts - Texas Chapter

Provides information on services and professionals throughout the State to help families and children through the divorce process.

Kids First

Co-Parenting and divorce education classes for parents. Includes a schedule for all counties that use Kids First. This program meets the standards for the court ordered parent education classes.

Divorce Source

General information on divorce and parenting issues.

Divorce Magazine

General information on support groups and international, national and local resources.

Domestic Violence Resources

Information on domestic violence, legal statutes, legal definitions, some downloadable forms, and links to other resources in Texas.

Affiliations and Organizations

 

Association for Conflict Resolution

The international association for conflict resolution professionals. Information for mediators, attorneys, court staff and people interested in mediation and alternative dispute resolution. Good resources listed.

Texas Association of Mediators

State wide directory of mediators. Resources and a training calendar available for professionals or interested individuals.

Texas Mediator Credentialing Association

This site explains the different levels of credentialing, and provides lists of mediators at the various levels.

Family Mediation Canada

Provides good information on mediation. This site has an interactive component for children and teens who are experiencing divorce in the family.

Helpful Resources
 

 
 
A great read and a comprehensive view of the importance of attention to detail in mediation and communication. Written by an experienced mediator and mediation business owner, this book is a must read for mediators and those interested in working in the field of conflict resolution and mediation.
 
Linda-Olden Smith writes in a humerous and easy to read style that encourages everyone to closely examine the small parts of communiction that can contribute to effective decision making and conflict resolution.