Maureen Dabbagh
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Cultural influences in Family Conflict: Family Mediation in a Multicultural Context

Started Aug 6, 2013 0 Replies

Abstract     The conflict in families disputing child custody cases across international borders continues to grow worldwide resulting in an epidemic of parental abduction. Governments and…Continue

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What is your profession and title?
High Conflict Int'l Mediator and ADR professional
What is your ADR experience? (trainings and education)
Certified VA Supreme Court Mediator
IMI Accredited
*Advanced Cross Border mediation with an Emphasison the Hague (University of Miami, School of Law)
Peace Building: Mediation in a multicultural context (Neve Shalom, Israel)
Conflict Analysis, Interfaith Conflict Resolution, Negotiation (U.S. Institute of Peace)
What, if any, ADR organizations or groups do you belong to?
VA Supreme Court J & D
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Knowledge, Networking
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What else do you want to tell the community (what you are up to, what you would like to do in ADR, etc.)
Curriculum Development, Parent Educator, Professional Mediation trainer, Published Author/writer. Risk Profiler. Interested in peacebuilding and ADR in multi-cultural contexts. Subject matter expert for dozens of courts (Daubert/Frye Qualified) on the topic of international parental kidnapping

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Cultural influences in Family Conflict: Family Mediation on a Multicultural Context

Posted on August 6, 2013 at 12:13pm 2 Comments

“The innovative mediator must seize the opportunity to chart her own path through uncharted territory at the risk of perishing among professionals who have already staked a claim.”  Seamone, (2000).


Man and His Culture


     Individuals define themselves by their environments, group affiliations and the families they grew up in. This shapes and influences their notions on right and wrong and how people should behave…


CROSS BORDER FAMILY MEDIATION: International Standards and Protocols

Posted on July 30, 2013 at 10:48am 0 Comments

     Research conducted by the American Bar Association, Center on Children and the Law reports research findings that suggest traditional family mediation is not appropriate for high conflict abducting families (Johnston, Sagatun-Edward, & Girdner, 2001). The United States responded by supporting efforts by The Hague Bureau on International Private Law to explore the development of an effective family mediation model that could address the concerns of parents separated by international…


Globalization of Family Mediation Rooted in Children’s Rights

Posted on July 30, 2013 at 10:44am 0 Comments


     Family conflict involving child custody disputes across international borders may be settled using international mediation. The ability to mediate access as soon as a child is wrongfully removed or retained by a parent across international borders allows the child to enjoy contact with a parent while other processes, such as litigation, are at work as well as to protect the child’s right to have visitation to a non-custodial or residential parent after. The…


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At 2:52pm on December 22, 2011, Maureen Dabbagh said…

I wish to extend my sincere gratitute to all the individuals that have aggressively supported the resleace of my new book, "Parental Kidnapping in America". Understanding the cultural, historical, and legal frameworks of conflicts can help us become more effective ADR practitioners. I received an email today that Amazon had run out of my book (back order) as well as Amazon -UK. Not bad for 2 weeks out the door.....

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