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.

"Join or Renew ACR Houston Membership"
By - posted at 11/1/2021 5:53:03 PM




Early Bird Rate: If you join and pay $40 on or before December 31, 2021

Standard Rate: $45

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



Early Bird Rate: If you pay $40 for your 2022 dues on or before December 31, 2021

Standard Rate: $45

1. ACCOUNT ACCESS -... [Read More]

"Bullying and Cyberbullying in Public Schools"
By - posted at 9/5/2021 5:20:59 AM
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SB 2050 - Relating to Bullying and Cyberbullying in Public Schools
The Texas legislature recently passed (June 2021) a law requiring schools to "prevent and mediate" bullying between students. 
        AND PROCEDURES amended excerpt: 
(c) each school district shall adopt a policy, including 
any necessary procedures, concerning bullying that:
     (2) prevents and mediates bullying incidents 
     between students     Read full bill text here 
*ACRH PMT: Bullying mediation should be handled by adult (not peer)... [Read More]

"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 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... [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
December 06, 2021 - Monday
Hanukkah 2021

Happy Hanukkah

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Begins Sunday, November 28 at sunset

Ends Monday, December 6 at nightfall

ACR Houston wishes you and your family a wonderful Hanukkah and holiday season.

February 11, 2022 - Friday
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Everyday Negotiation


February 11, 2022

 We negotiate every day, in all types of situations situations. Learn the basics of a successful negotiation in this half-day, interactive course.

What You Will Learn

Discover your personal negotiating style
Recognize when it's working and when it's time to try something different
Understand the basics of interest-based negotiation

Program Schedule

8:30 AM - 12:00 PM


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Vicki Read, MA, LPC

Vicki Read, MA, LPC is the Program Administrator for the Center for Public Policy Dispute Resolution. She has worked in various aspects of the Center’s services, with her primary focus on customized alternative dispute resolution (ADR) training programs for governmental entities, non-profit agencies, and the public at large. She is a Licensed Professional Counselor and is trained in mediation, interest-based negotiation and public policy dispute resolution. Vicki is also a certified facilitator for the Conflict Dynamics Profile®.



Register Online

February 25-26, 2022; Friday - Saturday
TAM Annual Conference 2022
The Woodlands, TX - The Woodlands Resort

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