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2021 Peacebuilding Community Champions
Posted Oct 21 2021 4:51AM
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
Posted Sep 05 2021 5:20AM
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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
Posted Aug 04 2021 1:10PM

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
Posted Jul 23 2021 7:30AM
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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
Posted Apr 14 2021 5:00PM
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
Posted Jan 17 2021 5:53PM


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
Posted Mar 17 2020 3:48PM

*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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