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Positive Communication Systems is a dispute resolution service based in North East Texas. Areas of expertise include corporate and private training, conflict consultation and resolution, negotiation, mediation, facilitated meetings and  Parenting and Co-Parenting Support Services. Mediation services may be voluntary or court ordered. Flexible scheduling allows for evening and weekend sessions and trainings to meet the time restrictions of working people. The emphasis in conflict resolution services is on developing conflict resolution skills and practical, workable resolutions that are customized to the needs of the parties involved.

Conflict can develop between family members, parents, co-workers, management, friends, business partners, as well as members of the community. Conflict and differences of opinion are a natural occurrence, and can lead to the development of new and creative solutions that make the ongoing relationship more positive and productive. Conflict does not need to lead to a win-lose situation. Through mediation all parties involved in conflict can develop a greater understanding of the issues, as well as develop practical, workable solutions that lead to win-win situations. In addition the parties work together to increase their communication and problem solving skills.

Some of the key principles of Positive Communication Systems Mediation and Parenting and Co-Parenting Support services are:
  • use of the transformative model of mediation, which allows parties to develop their own resolutions and outcomes
  • agendas and sessions developed based on the needs and interests of the parties as they relate to the resolution of the issue
  • emphasis on the on-going relationship between the parties
  • support of the parent-child relationship in family and divorce mediation as well as Parenting and Co-Parenting services
  • fostering of collaborative and cooperative opportunities for all parties
  • encourage parties to increase their ability to resolve any possible future conflicts without the need to involve a third party
  • emphasis on communication skills development and enhancement
  • development of comprehensive, sustainable ways for parents of all children to continue to have positive, effective and rewarding parenting experiences
  • Commitment to the best interests of the child and family

All sessions are confidential and written agreements are produced by the parties to clarify the resolution. Positive Communication Systems encourages all parties to retain an attorney for divorce, custody and access modifications, or other relevant dispute resolution topics. The mediator or parenting support specialist does not act as an attorney, nor will they provide legal advice or advocacy for either party involved in the dispute. The mediator or parenting support specialist may make referrals to other services that might benefit the parties, as well as encouraging other involved parties to participate in the mediation or parenting and co-parenting support sessions. This outside involvement will occur only with the consent of both parties and after the initial meeting. 

Corporate and private trainings are custom designed to meet the needs of the specific organization or group. Each training will be developed in consultation with the company, business, group or organization to provide the highest level of practical and theoretical knowledge on conflict resolution and conflict management. In addition to conflict resolution and management Positive Communication Systems also provides trainings on effective communication, workplace best practices development and building consensus in a team, unit or organization. Trainings can be developed for small groups to larger presentations for conferences and professional development workshops. 

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