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.

"2021 Peacebuilding Community Champions"
By - posted at 10/21/2021 4:51:56 AM
Congratulations to the 2021 Peacebuilding Community Champions
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The Dispute Resolution Center of Montgomery County, Inc. and the Association for Conflict Resolution Houston Peer Mediation Team are pleased to announce the winners of the 2021 Peacebuilding Community Awards. We salute you for all you do to build peace within Montgomery and Harris Counties. 

Community Member Category

Corinne Coulter

Organization Category

Counseling Center of Montgomery County


Stay tuned for more information . . .

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"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]

"Mediation Offers Potential for a Peaceful Future"
By - posted at 8/4/2021 1:10:03 PM

Mediation Offers Potential for a Peaceful Future: Reflection of a Dispute Resolution Center Intern

My remote internship at The Dispute Resolution Center of Montgomery County, Inc. (DRC-MC) began on June 1, 2021, and I have learned so much about conflict and about how it can be managed these last two months. During my internship I have completed numerous tasks, including completing the DRC-MC’s 40-hour General Mediation training; observing mediations and helping out with technology; doing mediations myself as a co-mediator; conducting research on restorative justice; as well as helping to facilitate Peer Mediation Training for high school students. In this article I will provide some background about Community Mediation and then I will discuss what observing and conducting mediations has been like for me as an intern at DRC MC and why I encourage... [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
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]

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Find a Conflict Resolution Professional

Upcoming Events
Upcoming Events
October 21, 2021 - Thursday
ACR International Conflict Resolution Day 2021

Conflict Resolution Day

October 21, 2021

Conflict Resolution Day is celebrated annually on the third Thursday in October. Conflict Resolution Day was created by the United States Association for Conflict Resolution (ACR) to promote conflict resolution.

Sign the Conflict Resolution Day Peace Pledge Here

Peace Messages from ACR Houston Members:

“Everyone doing a little can achieve a lot. Act to promote peace each day!”

“Let's talk! . . . And LISTEN!”

“Communication and listening to each other will pave the way towards peace.”

“Make lasting peace”

“A smile is understood in any language. Use it to build peace every place that you go.”

“Making peace with others is all about transforming relationships through our actions and being ready to discuss difficult matters in a respectful way.”

October 29, 2021 - Friday
Children 4 Tomorrow's 4th Annual Virtual Symposium on Parental Alienation
- Virtual Symposium

Children 4 Tomorrow Virtual Symposium

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Friday, October 29, 2021

Sign up to attend our free virtual symposium on the assessment, treatment, and interventions for the child abuse that is parental alienation

Time is running out! Don't let this opportunity to learn from and discuss with experts get away!
Children 4 Tomorrow's 4th Annual Virtual Symposium on Parental Alienation is just around the corner on Friday, October 29, 2021! Exposing the Deep Dark Roots of Parental Alienation

Join us at no cost to learn about the roots of parental alienation, its assessment, treatment, and the backlash against it through denial and skepticism. We will:
• Explore why children need protection from reckless, toxic parenting, regardless of how we label the parent's behavior
• Learn why some children become trapped in a campaign of hatred toward a parent while others resist
• Unearth the psychological child abuse that is taking place through assessment
• Expose these roots of parental alienation to the courts to protect children

Our mission is to restore and heal families, enable them to be psychologically and emotionally healthy, and stop childhood trauma and abuse once and for all. We are offering eight free credit hours of Texas Continuing Education, raising awareness and providing education to those who may need it most and who would not otherwise be able to attend. LEARN MORE

October 29, 2021 - Friday
STOMP Out Bullying 2021

STOMP Out Bullying™

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October 2021

Join us for the 15th Annual

World Bullying Prevention Month

Let’s #BlueUp together

through all of October!