Access and Visitation
Free mediation sessions and co-parenting classes are being offered (some virtually and some in Spanish) to separated or separating parents. The goal of this program is to give children the benefit of having both parents involved in their lives.
Mediation provides parents with the opportunity to sit with an impartial neutral to develop co-parenting plans. Even tricky topics such as how time will be divided over the holidays can be tackled. To get access to the mediation program, both parents need to be willing to mediate a parenting plan. Also, current contact information for both parents needs to be available.
To get more information about mediation, you can call Resolution Virginia's main telephone number 888-VA PEACE and choose the extension of the center closest to you or contact one of our members centers directly. If there is no center near you, feel free to contact any of the centers as virtual or telephone mediation is available.
Co-parenting classes give parents information and tools to effectively communicate with each other and share parenting responsibilities.
To see when co-parenting classes are being offered, go to our co-parenting class page.
Funding for this program is made available through the Department of Social Services’ Access and Visitation grant program.
Through the Virginia Solutions program, citizens can get help creating sustainable solutions to community issues.
The program was initiated in partnership with the great people at UVA’s Institute for Environmental Negotiation and funded in part by grants from the Hewlett Foundation and the National Association for Community Mediation.
Participating centers can help design and facilitate processes, interventions or meetings to help a group resolve issues or reach goals.
The City of Harrisonburg used a series of facilitated public meetings and decision-making processes to help the community decide how to revitalize its downtown.
Over 150 citizens of Fluvanna County gathered at an open Forum to identify local priorities for protecting open space.
A nursing home staff used the help of a mediation center to identify issues that kept them from having a positive work environment.
The Bryan Park Interchange Advisory Committee, convened by the Virginia Department of Transportation, developed consensus recommendations to deal with the increasingly congested intersection of I-95 and I-64 in Richmond.
Charlottesville and Albemarle County found that their court system was outgrowing its current space. An advisory committee comprised of stakeholders representing a broad range of community interests developed recommendations consistent with public interests.
A Culpeper County public meeting on the land application of biosolids helped reduce tension and develop new ideas.
Effective communication helps people resolve conflicts and attain goals.
Mediation helps people gain clarity about conflict situations and design workable solutions. See our Mediation page to learn more.
Conflict or Communication Skills Coaches help people to consider the best way to respond to a person or situation. Speak with one of our member centers to learn more.
Restorative Practices help people re-build community when harm has been committed. See our Restorative Practices page to learn more.
Resolution Virginia's member centers work hard to meet the dispute resolution needs of their communities. If you have a communication challenge that could benefit from center services, give us a call at 888-VA-PEACE or email firstname.lastname@example.org
or email info@resolution