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After We're Gone: A Christian Perspective
on Estate and Life Planning for Families that Include a Dependent Member with a Disability by Assoc. Prof. Duane Ruth-Heffelbower. 3d print edition published July 2011. Also available from Amazon.com.
Caring for an adult who is dependent due to a significant disability is a major responsibility. Making provisions for that person's physical, emotional, and financial well-being after the death of the caregiver can be complex and confusing. After We're Gone introduces options and resources for the Christian family and faith community as they interact with the legal system to make provisions for the ongoing care of loved ones with disabilities.
"This book is an extended hand, reaching out to those who are worried or frustrated to offer encouragement, support, and hope."
Wilfred Martens, PhD
Professor Emeritus of English, Fresno Pacific University
Founding member of California Mennonite Residential Services
PACS MA graduate Doug Noll has another book:
"What Will It Take for Your Children and Grandchildren to Experience World Peace?
Why is it that the Rwandan genocide was directly caused by the Arusha negotiations? That the Oslo accords caused the Intifada? That the Darfur accords encouraged greater violence instead of promised peace in western Sudan? Why is it that a small band of piqueteros in Argentina are able to block international trade in an environmental justice conflict that has persisted for years? That the Israeli-Palestinian conflict remains unreconciled? Why is it that in fifteen years of international climate change conferences, little has been accomplished?
Elusive Peace penetrates the headlines and takes a critical look at peace negotiations through the eyes of a professional mediator and peacemaker.
Elusive Peace will enlighten you about what will really be necessary for world peace for you and your children."
See the book's web site for a video and other information.
Publisher's web site
Clare Ann Ruth-Heffelbower
The Promise of Restorative Justice: New Approaches for Criminal Justice and Beyond. John P. J. Dussich and Jill Schellenberg, editors with a foreword by Mark S. Umbreit.
- Foreword—Mark S. Umbreit.
- Introduction—the Editors.
BRINGING RESTORATIVE JUSTICE TO VICTIMS AND OFFENDERS.
- Innovations in Correctional Settings—M.T. Gaboury and D. Ruth-Heffelbower.
- Working with Sex Offenders—C.A. Ruth-Heffelbower.
- A Community Responds to Elder Abuse—A. Groh.
- A Victim with Special Needs: A Case Study—J. Schellenberg.
- Recovery and Restoration in Victim Assistance—J.P.J. Dussich.
- Resorative Options for an Offender's Spouse—S. Moroney.
- Applications in Native American Indian Tribal Communities—J.C. Abril.
- Mediation: The Case of Bulgaria—D. Chankova.
- Restorative Justice and the Death Penalty—H. Zehr.
BRINGING RESTORATIVE JUSTICE TO THE BROADER WORLD.
- Restorative Politics—A. Wint.
- Solutions for Business Conflicts—D. Ruth-Heffelbower.
- New Skills for Children and Schools—M. Liebmann.
- Adolescent Bullying: The Whole-School Approach—D. Wong.
- Dispute Resolution in Higher Education—R. Claassen and Z. Abebe.
- Restorative Discipline in Athletics—D. Janzen.
- Restorative Justice in Disaster Management—D. Ruth-Heffelbower.
- Hope and Reconciliation with Grief—B.J. Redfern.
Read the review by Martin Wright.
Making Things Right by Ron and Roxanne Claassen. 32 Activities teach conflict resolution and mediation skills. Written for middle school, but applicable in many other contexts. Includes activity plans, transparency and handout masters, student folder items. Dimensions (in inches) 8 1/2 x 11. Spiral bound. $30 plus shipping by your preferred method. Call us to order by credit card 800-909-8677. Handouts and posters used in the book are also available here. The book is also now available on amazon.com.
Spanish language edition Haciendo las cosas bien also available at the same price.
Haciendo las cosas bien está diseñado para ser usado por ambos, por la clase de entrenamiento en las cuales las lecciones son enseñadas en base diaria y por el seminario de entrenamiento del mediador de dos días. Los estudiantes aprenderán algo de teoría y serán alentados a desarrollar sus propias teorías por las que estamos interesados en aprender acerca de nuevas estrategias para resolver problemas y ellos participarán en lecciones que enseñarán procesos específicos para usar para resolver problemas como individuos en relaciones con otros y como mediadores.
||PACS faculty member Duane Ruth-Heffelbower authored "Corrections-Based Victim Service and Restorative Justice Programs" book chapter with Mario Gaboury, President of the American Society of Victimology, in Moriarty, Laura J. and Jerin, Robert A. (2007) Current Issues in Victimology Research, 2d ed., Durham, NC: Carolina Academic Press, pp. 289-308.|
|PACS alumnus Douglas Noll has co-authored Sex, Politics & Religion at the Office: The New Competitive Advantage with John F. Boogaert. Reviewer Tracy L. Allen, Immediate Past President, International Academy of Mediators, writes: Doug and John do an excellent job of wrestling with the elephant in the room. Rather than sweeping the entire reality of our basic human frailties, temptations, needs and desires in our workplace under the rug, these two gentlemen hit them head on. With no apology or excuses, every chapter of this latest work plainly and simply lays out the hesitancies, blushings and provocative thinking of our workplace colleagues. Through stories and the rational application of proven theories about how human beings behave with each other, the authors help management explore, identify and design an employment environment that can remain sensitive to each employee's unique personal identity while maintaining professional respect, acknowledgement and validation critical to sustaining a productive workforce.|
|PACS faculty member Larry Dunn collaborated with Louis Kriesberg on a chapter entitled "Mediating Intermediaries: Expanding Roles of Transnational Organizations" in Studies in International Mediation: Essays in Honor of Jeffrey Z. Rubin (Advances in Foreign Policy Analysis) edited by by Jacob Bercovitch. The editor describes the book: Studies in International Mediation brings together a number of prominent scholars in the field of international relations. The central concern of the contributors is mediation effectiveness and how best to achieve it. Within these parameters, three major themes are highlighted - the determinants of mediation success, the range and diversity of mediation in the contemporary environment, and new strategies of intervention. The contributors take a systematic approach to analyzing some significant aspects of mediation and consider the process in the overall context of conflict management.|
|PACS faculty members Larry Dunn and Dalton Reimer each have a chapter in Making Peace with Conflict: Practical Skills for Conflict Transformation edited by Carolyn Schrock-Shenk and Lawrence Ressler. Dunn's chapter is "Transforming Identity in Conflict" and Reimer's is "Transformation of Conflict Through Dialogue." Reviewer Jeremy Garber writes:
The Mennonite Conciliation Service's well-practiced manual provides a practical system of conflict mediation for use in one-on-one and group conflict mediation. The book assumes a Mennonite Christian perspective on why and how we seek to resolve conflict in our lives. The system is somewhat complicated, so I would urge you not to just dive in and assume you can solve people's problems on your own. However, taken in conjunction with some practical experience and guidance, or as an addition to conflict training on your own, this manual will help you to solve conflict without resorting to win or lose situations.
Peacemaking: Practicing at the Intersection of Law and Human Conflict by PACS alumnus Douglas Noll. Also available from PACS for $38.75 plus shipping. An outgrowth of his MA thesis, this book was designed by Douglas Noll as a text for the peacemaking course he teaches at San Joaquin College of Law. He also has instructor materials available for those adopting the book as a text.
"Noll provides a scholarly and comprehensive discussion of peacemaking as an integral process of practicing law in the twenty-first century. The book offers an excellent historical perspective as well as current theories on dispute resolution techniques." --Janine Geske,
Distinguished Professor of Law, Marquette University Law School; Wisconsin
Supreme Court Justice (1993-1998)
"Answers the key questions: Why does mediation work? When does mediation
work best? What does one have to do as a participant in the mediation
process to facilitate its success?" --Max Factor III, Lawyer and Mediator
"Noll in succinct clear synthesis covers everything in the fields of mediation and conflict resolution from philosophy to technique, from game
theory to justice. A great introductory text that covers much ground with
practical ideas." --John Paul Lederach, Professor of Peacebuilding,
University of Notre Dame; Distinguished Scholar, Eastern Mennonite
"A remarkably ambitious book. From sources as diverse as creation myths,
philosophy, neuropsychology, game theory, and religion, Noll examines
conflict behaviors and theories and develops a framework for peacemaking
activities." --Lela P. Love, Professor of Law, Director of the Kukin Program for Conflict, Resolution, Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law
PACS faculty member Ron Claassen has written the chapter "Building Peace: The Victim Offender Reconciliation Program Approach and its Growing Role in Communities" in Perry, John, ed. (2002) Restorative Justice: Repairing Communities Through Restorative Justice. Lanham, MD: American Correctional Association.
PACS faculty members Larry Dunn and Duane Ruth-Heffelbower are two of the four authors of Transforming Conflict in Your Church: A Practical Guide edited by Marlin E. Thomas, Herald Press 2002. Five years in the making, well-known church consultant Speed Leas has this to say about the book: "Here is a book I highly recommend . . . . It is elegant in the way it uses biblical material for exploring and choosing strategies for dealing with potential or extant conflict within the congregation. It is a fine integration of behavioral science and faith resources." The book is designed for use by congregations with or without a consultant. Buy it from Mennolink Books. Buy it from Amazon.com.
Pemberdayaan untuk Rekonsiliasi Edisi kedua direvisi dan diperluas. Duane Ruth-Heffelbower, editor. Available from Pusat Studi dan Pengembangan Perdamaian in Yogyakarta, Indonesia. Rp 15,000 plus postage. This book has been prepared to support PSPP's Empowering for Reconciliation trainings which have been expanded to focus on cross-cultural and reconciliation issues. PSPP's trainings in years before 2000 tended to focus more on western mediation skills and somewhat less on the cultural issues present in the Indonesian context and the process of reconciliation. This new book shows a change in direction influenced by the editor's work in the United States.
Ruth-Heffelbower, Duane, ed. Pemberdayaan untuk Rekonsiliasi, Edisi kedua direvisi dan diperluas (Empowering for Reconciliation, 2d Edition revised and expanded). Yogyakarta: Duta Wacana University Press, 2000. 100 pages, 24 cm.
How to Start a Victim Offender Reconciliation Program. Complete program manual designed to accompany the three-day training of the same name offered several times annually in both California and Pennsylvania. $900 for book and attendance by a team of up to three at the training. Book without training, including floppy disk with all forms, $300. Book purchase may be credited toward training at a later date. E-mail email@example.com or call 1-800-909-VORP for information or to purchase.
The Anabaptists Are Back : Making Peace in a Dangerous World by Duane Ruth-Heffelbower. Paperback, 136 pages. Published by Herald Press. Publication date: May 1991. Dimensions (in inches): 8.21 x 5.37 x .45 ISBN: 0836135520.
The Christian and Jury Duty. (Peace and Justice Series, No 14) by Duane Ruth-Heffelbower. Paperback published by Herald Press. Publication date: September 1, 1991. Dimensions (in inches): 7.56 x 5.18 x .33 ISBN: 0836135628.
Conflict Mediation Across Cultures: Patterns and Pathways by David Augsburger. Paperback (March 1995) Westminster John Knox Pr; ISBN: 0664256090 ; Dimensions (in inches): 0.80 x 7.94 x 5.20
|4 Options Cards. Wallet cards with a brief procedure for mediation and "Options for Responding to Conflict" diagram. $2/dozen including U.S. postage and handling. Call 800-909-8677 with your credit card number to order.|
4 Options cards and posters are used with the book Making Things Right available above.
|Poster size yellow cards for classroom or training use. "Options for Handling Conflict" side (item #00034). "Peacemaking Process" side (item #00062). $3.00 each. Shipping and handling $1.00 folded or $3.00 rolled in tube. One charge for as many as will fit in the shipping container.|
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