Association for Conflict Resolution Mediation - Houston Chapter
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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.

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"Donate to Support Ukraine Independence"
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 Donations in any amount are appreciated.

"Responding to School Trauma & Tragedies"
By - posted at 5/29/2022 6:57:54 PM

The ACR Houston family remembers the 19 children and 2 teachers lives lost, many injured, and community devastated by the mass school shooting tragedy at Robb Elementary School in Uvalde, Texas. It follows so closely after the TOPS grocery store massacre in Buffalo, NY and the Geneva Presbyterian Church shooting in Laguna Woods, CA. During these most difficult times, it is important to talk to our children and loved ones. The Creative Conflict Resolution (CRC) organization offers "Tools to Support Children After Traumatic Events like Buffalo & Uvalde". Please read CRC's message below. 

"In the wake of the recent shootings, we, at CRC, are heartbroken by the senseless loss of lives. We offer our grief and sympathy to the families and communities shattered by these tragic events. More than ever, we need to ensure young people feel connected to their peers and the adults in their... [Read More]

"Join or Renew ACR Houston Membership"
By - posted at 1/25/2022 11:26:44 PM



Standard Rate: $45

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



Standard 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.

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"This Just In . . ."
By - posted at 1/3/2022 6:09:33 PM
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Watch TITAN OF MEDIATION: An Interview With Mediator Author Bill Eddy (February 23, 2022) now. Stay tuned to Dr. Manousso’s podcast library on for future podcasts.

"Conflict Resolution & Peer Mediation Training"
By - posted at 7/23/2021 7:30:01 AM
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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.

Do you want to help us 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

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

ACR Houston Committees and Chairpersons:
  • Program & Events – Dr. Barbara Sunderland Manousso
  • Membership – Angela St. Julien
  • Website & Social Media – Mac-Arthur Pierre-Louis and Darcy Thompson
  • Peer Mediation Team – Darcy Thompson
  • Diversity & Equity – Sheryl Jackson-Matthews and Marilyn Myers
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... [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]

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Upcoming Events
Upcoming Events
July 04, 2022 - Monday
Fourth of July 2022

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Independence Day is a federal holiday in the United States commemorating the Declaration of Independence of the United States on July 4, 1776. 
The Continental Congress declared that the thirteen American colonies were no longer subject to the monarch of Britain and were now united, free, and independent states. Source: Wikipedia

July 13-15, 2022; Wednesday - Friday
Manousso Elder Mediation Training July 2022

Elder and Adult Care Mediation Training

This is a terrific mediation model when divorce and child custody aren't your favorite clients, or if you like to help families.

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

Wednesday, July 13th, 10 AM to 6 PM, Thursday, July 14th, from 9 am until 5 PM, Friday, July 15th, 2022, from 9 AM until 3:00 PM

See detailed information here or at or email us at

July 20, 2022 - Wednesday
Manousso Arbitration Training 2022

Arbitration Training 

Earn MCLE/CEU 10 and 4 in ethics for JD, CPA, LPC, SW, HR

Wednesday, 20 July 2022, 9:00 AM until 6:30 PM.

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