desmond-tutu-and-truth-and-reconciliation-commission eJournal 

The Truth and Reconciliation Commission: Did it Fail to Resolve Conflict between South Africans?

Author: Jason le Grange The South African Truth and Reconciliation Commission (TRC) hearings that began in 1995 made international news and many sessions were broadcast on South African national television. “The TRC was considered an integral component of the transition to full and free democracy in South Africa and, despite some misgivings, has been generally regarded as very successful” (Truth and Reconciliation Commission, 2013). However, in order to evaluate the true success or failure of the TRC requires analysis of the reasons for creation of the commission and how well…

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Tribal Crest of the Anishinabe People of the Ojibway eJournal 

Community Holistic Circle Healing: Restorative Justice in Indigenous Communities

Author: Laura Murphy The most successful model of restorative and aboriginal justice programs in Canada came from the merging of four Anishinabe communities under the umbrella of Hollow Water First Nation Community Holistic Circle Healing (CHCH) between 1984–1988. Hollow Water is an Ojibway community located in Manitoba, Northern Canada. In 1984 a group of social workers met to address their concerns regarding the health, dysfunction and future of youth in their communities. Presently, Hollow Water CHCH advocates continue to restore the community, despite government budget-cuts to the program. CHCH is…

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Upset Nurse eJournal 

Nurses Eat Their Young: Bullying at a University Hospital

Author: Jeri Ann Simpson “Nurses eat their young” is a deep, dark secret in the healthcare industry, especially for a profession built on caring for the ill and working in a collegial manner (Hippeli, 2009).  It is often unclear why nurses behave in this manner.  One of the tragedies of bullying among nurses is that senior nurses usually begin the behavior against young nurses during the nursing student’s clinical practice (Thomas & Burk, 2009).  This has caused some students to leave nursing even before graduating.  Moreover, the turnover rate for…

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Women with Headache eJournal 

Asian American Pacific Islanders: Older Adults and Depression — Not the Model Minority

Author:  Jacqueline Rivera Elderly people in Los Angeles are “more likely to feel isolated or worry that their community isn’t responsive enough to seniors” according to the results of a national survey conducted in part by the National Council on Aging (Alpert, 2013). Seniors will make up nearly a fifth of L.A. County’s population by 2030 according to USC projections (Alpert, 2013) Los Angeles presents special challenges of getting around without a car to visit friends, and aging immigrants may feel “added isolation” (Alpert, 2013). Depression is a serious condition…

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American Soilders eJournal 

Problems of Combat Veterans Transitioning to Civilian Life

Authors: Lindsay Schmidt, OTS; Gaelle Simmonds, OTS and Heather Sulfaro, OTS One in 10 prison inmates are U.S. combat veterans, male veterans are more likely to serve time for violent offenses compared with non-veterans, and male veterans make up 33% of the homeless population nationwide. These alarming statistics demonstrate a clear need to investigate the problems combat veterans experience when transitioning to civilian life. Abstract Objective: The purpose of this study was to develop a deeper understanding of the experience of transition from a combat zone to civilian life for…

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Ship eJournal 

2014 Los Angeles-Long Beach Ports Contract Dispute: Use or Abuse of Mediation?

Author: Cory L. James, M.A. Negotiation, Conflict Resolution and Peacebuilding California State University Dominguez Hills Abstract The Pacific Maritime Association (PMA) and the International Longshore and Warehouse Union (ILWU) in the twin ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach have a history of contentious contract negotiations, such as the prolonged 10-day ILWU strike in 2002, which precipitated then-President Bush to invoke the Taft-Hartley Act for the first time.  This Act forced the Federal Mediation and Conciliatory Service (FMCS) to facilitate an end to the strike, an example of mediation utilized…

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Fight for 15 Banner eJournal 

Is California Ready for $15? #FIGHTFOR15

Author: Sean Rodriguez Negotiation, Conflict Resolution and Peacebuilding Program | DECEMBER 08, 2015 Professor Margaret Manning, M.A., Dip.Ed. Abstract We live in a world where social media has increasingly become a powerful tool to launch political campaigns and enhance awareness. One of the latest efforts is known as #FightFor15, which is being orchestrated by those demanding a $15 minimum wage across the nation. This paper examined this movement to determine whether or not a $15 minimum wage is feasible in the state of California. Beyond its feasibility it also evaluated…

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