Tense relationships, conflicts over power may be identified and managed, or ignored. If they are ignored there might be an increased risk that these will escalate in the future. Often it is seen as preferable to manage power conflicts through the application of empathy, creative responses, meaningful assertiveness, the purposeful expression of emotion, cultural sensitivity and enhanced communication. Conflict management may include different and at times overlapping approaches, including conciliation, bargaining, negotiation, mediation, advocacy, adjudication or withdrawal and mediation.
The Trident Foundation offers face-to-face, chat and telephone-based mediation to those who may be in need because of challenges often associated with time and space. In sum, it seems to be preferable for a number of reasons that, wherever possible, individuals, couples, families and groups be able to make voluntary use of options in conflict management such as mediation. Mediation can be applied in a number of contexts including those linked to family, separation and divorce, parenting, property division and human rights. Citations to the literature are available upon request.
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