10/21/2010

Conflict Resolution Month

Did you know that October is Conflict Resolution Month? The Colorado General Assembly officially declared the month of October as highlighting efforts toward resolution of conflicts in their Senate Joint Resolution 10-046. Many state agencies can assist with resolving conflicts large or small. The Colorado Supreme Court has an Office of Dispute Resolution, overseen by an advisory committee. Also, the Department of Local Affairs offers a helpful Local Government Guide to Alternative Dispute Resolution, intended to help parties in avoid bringing disputes to court. For personal conflicts, Colorado state employees and their families can take advantage of conflict resolution counseling and mediation through the Colorado State Employees Assistance Program (C-SEAP). And of course, it's not only adults who have conflicts. The Colorado Department of Education offers a fact sheet, Bully Proofing and Conflict Resolution, aimed and teachers and K-12 education professionals.

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