Elder Mediation – You Don’t Know What You Don’t Know. Sensitivities – Part 2 of 5

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SENSITIVITIES: can shape how people view and manage conflict. Being aware and empathetic during times when people are in conflict or having difficult conversations is central to a successful outcome.  I guess I should start by apologizing for the delay in posting Part 2. Having a busy and thriving mediation practice is amazing and I’m so

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Elder Mediation – You Don’t Know What You Don’t Know. Family – Part 1 of 5

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Hi, my name is Julie Gill and I’m a mediator. (You can picture me standing in a room during at a support meeting can’t you? haha)  I run a private practice called Families First Mediation. Each day I go to my office and think – How will I build my mediation empire? Mediators can help

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Family Fight Over Elder Care

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Yesterday I read an article published by the Toronto Star (you can read the whole article below) about a family that is in conflict with each other and a government agency about the care of a person. Mom is 91 and is living with Alzheimer’s. Dad is 83 and able to care for mom with some help.

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DOES A FAMILY MEDIATOR TAKE SIDES?

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I’m surprised that this is the first time I’ve been asked this question…”Do you side with Moms since you are one?” It’s an amazing question since Mediation is really about finding someone that you can trust to walk you through the process and someone that you feel comfortable opening up to. Had that question not

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