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Community Mediation Center
Kirsten AtkinsonExecutive Director
Family and Divorce Mediation Training
Kirsten B. Atkinson, BA, MA in Conflict Resolution..
Kirsten Atkinson serves as Executive Director of the Community Mediation Center of Cape Fear, Inc., in Wilmington, North Carolina and is currently President of the Mediation Network of North Carolina..
She is a Practitioner Member of the ACR and a professional member of the North Carolina Association of Professional Family Mediators.
In addition to mediating family and other disputes, Kirsten is a group process facilitator, a presenter at various mediation conferences, a family and divorce mediation trainer and a workplace conflict management trainer.
Kirsten earned her baccalaureate degree in economics and management from Sweet Briar College in Amherst, Virginia, and her Master of Arts in Conflict Resolution at Columbia College in Columbia, South Carolina.
She is a board member of the Mediation Network of North Carolina and a Parent Advisory Board member in the Communities that Care program.
She has also served on the Cape Fear Community College advisory board.
E-mail her at KBAtkinson@aol.com .
StarNewsOnline.com: The Voice of Southeastern North Carolina
Kirsten Atkinson, executive director of the Mediation Center, said the meetings can be emotional.She works to build trust with the family, a first step toward a cooperative relationship. Instead of focusing on the problems, social workers explore a family's strengths, such as loving relationships.DSS helps families develop ways of making sure children are fed, clothed and given an environment where they can benefit from going to school.The agency wants people to know about the new approach so they'll be less scared of social workers.I asked to meet with a family, but DSS rules prohibit staffers from setting up such a meeting.So Ms. Atkinson and some DSS employees briefed me last week about how they've handed some cases.A word here: We're not talking about Leave It to Beaver kinds of homes.
Kirsten Bailey Atkinson - (910) 362-8000
108 - A Cinema Drive
Wilmington, NC 28403
NCAWA - North Carolina Association of Women Attorneys - 2001 Annual Conference
Kirsten Bailey Atkinson, Community Mediation Center of Cape Fear