Family Level

Employers Against Domestic Violence (EADV) is a proactive collaboration of Massachusetts-based businesses which consider domestic violence a serious workplace issue and recognize the need to respond to it. Spearheaded in 1996 by Mintz, Levin, Cohn, Ferris, Glovsky and Popeo, P.C., the membership of EADV consists of over 55 public and private employers representing advertising, retail, technology, law and law enforcement, health care, insurance, professional sports, and city, state and federal government. Our mission is to educate employers about the financial, legal and psychological impact of domestic violence in the workplace, and to identify resources and formulate best practices for prevention, education and outreach. Collectively, EADV aims to create more productive workplaces which are intolerant of domestic violence and safe and supportive for victims and families.  EADV programs feature a guest speaker who presents information or guidance about pertinent and pressing issues such as devising domestic violence policies; considerations for an employer in response to an employee who is accused of battering; evaluating employee assistance programs; training supervisors to recognize and assist employees who show signs of abuse; instituting security measures; and opening dialogue with employees about domestic violence and the resources available to them. The program also includes an assessment of a member organizationís domestic violence initiatives. Understanding that each work environment is unique and that change within occurs at different speeds and levels, these assessments serve as a benchmark of our own workplaces; to offer and receive insight from other employers; and to share expertise and models of practice from a range of businesses. Sharing information, ideas and expertise with other concerned businesses form the cornerstone of EADV and our success is attributable to our membersí distinct yet broad professional and personal perspectives. We invite you to learn more about Employers Against Domestic Violence and join us in helping to create safe, productive and supportive workplaces free from domestic violence. Please call 617-348-3027.  email Comments@mintz.com ; web site http://www.mintz.com/communty/Docs/Employers%20Against%20DV.htm

Family Mediation Canada is an interdisciplinary association of lawyers, social workers, human services and health care professionals, working together, creating a better way to provide for co-operative conflict resolution relating to separation and divorce, adoption, child welfare, wills and estates, parent/teen counselling, organizations, etc. FMC was established in 1985 as a charitable, not-for-profit association under the Canada Corporations Act. Our Vision: Excellence in family mediation. Our Mission: Family Mediation Canada is dedicated to the promotion of mediation and other forms of non-adversarial resolution for family related conflict.   FMC supports the ongoing development of excellence and professionalism within its organization and in mediation practice. Our Objectives: 1. provide a Canadian forum for the exchange of ideas, experiences, research, and opportunities relating to all aspects of family mediation through newsletters, conferences and seminars; 2. promote and monitor a code of ethics and standards of practice; 3. develop and encourage training and continuing education programs; 4. encourage and conduct research into all areas of family dispute resolution; 5. provide consultation to Provincial/Territorial mediation associations and other interested agencies, groups and individuals; 6. inform the Canadian public about the advantages of mediation.  Contact: Family Mediation Canada, 528 Victoria St. North, Kitchener, Ontario, N2H 5G1, Phone:(519) 585-3118, Fax:(519) 585-3121, E-mail: fmc@fmc.ca . Web site http://www.fmc.ca/

International Center for Missing and Exploited Children (ICMEC) - a worldwide project to fight international child abduction http://icmec.missingkids.com

Talking with Kids about Tough Issues is a national campaign that seeks to help parents by providing them with information on "how" and "when" they should be talking with their kids about tough issues, like sex and sexuality, HIV/AIDS, violence, drugs and alcohol, and television.  The Talking With Kids Campaign is a project of Children Now and the Kaiser Family Foundation. Web site http://www.talkingwithkids.org/


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Robert Stewart C.A., C.M.C., Director of Canadian Centres for Teaching Peace; Co-Chair of Rotary District 5360 Urban Hope/Peace Plus Committee; Rotary Club of Okotoks, Alberta, Canada; Canadian Rotary Peace Cities Program founder; Chair Canadian Peace Conference Calgary November 1998; Member of the Executive of the Rotary International Fellowship for Conflict Resolution; 403-461-2469; Fax 403-983-4117; email: stewartr [at] peace.ca.

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