Association for Conflict Resolution Mediation - Houston Chapter


Welcome to ACR Houston!

A professional organization dedicated to the practice and public understanding of conflict resolution.

The Association for Conflict Resolution - Houston (ACR Houston) is a 501.c.3 organization dedicated to promoting Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR) and conflict management, supporting and developing ADR professionals, and educating our community about the many uses and benefits of ADR.

Watch the 2020 highlights of our chapter events and activities in the recap video below.

"ACR Houston Peer Mediation Program Donation"
By - posted at 6/13/2021 7:10:02 PM

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The ACR Houston Peer Mediation Program is dedicated to working with schools to create the peacemakers of the future. Your donation will make a difference by supporting our mission to foster the practice and understanding of peaceful conflict resolution at all ages. Donations in any amount are appreciated.

Click Here to Donate

"Conflict Resolution & Peer Mediation Training"
By - posted at 5/5/2021 7:30:01 AM
Our Peacebuilding Community

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Our ACR Houston Peer Mediation Team offers online conflict resolution and peer mediation training, Our Peacebuilding Community, for elementary, middle and high school students. The interactive programs are presented via the Zoom video conferencing platform.

Let us help build your peaceful community!

"Join an ACR Houston Committee"
By - posted at 4/14/2021 5:00:34 PM
ACR Houston Members w Guest Committee recruit.png ACR Houston is seeking members who would like to serve on one of our 6 committees, listed below. Email us at, and let us know which committee you plan to join.

ACR Houston Committees and Chairpersons:
  • Program & Events – Diana Pino
  • Membership – Jim Hughes
  • Website & Social Media – Darcy Thompson
  • Peer Mediation Team – Darcy Thompson
  • Diversity & Equity – Sheryl Jackson-Matthews and Marilyn Myers
  • Scholarship – Patricia Bastine
This is a great opportunity to become more engaged with the organization. In addition, this is a fantastic way to show the value and commitment you bring to the organization and to stand out as a possible future candidate for the board of directors. It is important to... [Read More]

"Join or Renew ACR Houston Membership"
By - posted at 1/17/2021 5:53:03 PM


Annual Rate: $45

1. Click on NEW MEMBER - JOIN.
2. Complete the Membership form and follow the directions to submit payment.

Annual Rate: $45

1. ACCOUNT ACCESS - Go to to login and access your ACR Houston account.
2. Go to Membership button on the purple menu bar.
4. Complete the Membership form and follow the directions to submit payment.

For assistance open the MEMBERSHIP HELP document or send an e-mail to: Read More]

"Phishing Email ALERT"
By - posted at 3/17/2020 3:48:12 PM

*Warning *

BEWARE! There are phishing emails being sent that appear to be from a) Diana Pino, ACR Houston President, seeking money or gift cards; b) from our webmaster’s personal email at Thompson Mediations or c) someone else you may know with an unusual request.  Before you open any links, please check the full email “Reply To” address.  If the “Reply To” address is different than the “From” email address, please be suspicious.  Do not click on or open any links in a phishing email.  It may infect your device with a virus... [Read More]



Find a Conflict Resolution Professional

Upcoming Events
Upcoming Events
July 28-30, 2021; Wednesday - Friday
Manousso Elder Mediation Training July 2021
- Zoom

Elder and Adult Care Mediation Training

All our classes are offered online and are interactive on ZOOM.  MCLE/CEU offered. 

Lead instructors: Barbara Sunderland Manousso, Ph.D.,  MPH, CFRE and Melissa Back McAlpine, JD

Elder and Adult Family Mediation Training ($600), specially discounted for family mediators.

20 hours-MCLE/CEU 20 and 3 in ethics for JD, CPA, LPC, SW, HR

Wednesday, May 26th, 1 PM to 5 PM, Thursday, May 27th, 10 am until 6 PM, and

Friday, May 28th, 2021, from 9:30 AM until 6:30 PM

This is a terrific mediation model when divorce and child custody aren't your favorite clients, or if you like to help families. Lots of this work is done online, as well as in person.

See additional information here or at or email us at

August 10-11, 2021; Tuesday - Wednesday
Manousso Arbitration Training Summer 2021
- Zoom

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Arbitration Training

Arbitration Training ONLINE with ZOOM: live and interactive

Earn MCLE/CEU 9 and 3 in ethics for JD, CPA, LPC, SW, HR

Tuesday and Wednesday, August 10th and 11th, 2021, 1:00 PM until 5:30 PM. 

This course does not meet the requirements for Tax Code Sect. 41A.06.

See additional information here or at or email us at

Make a Donation to ACR Houston