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Ashland Community Mediation Services

Call (419) 207-TALK (8255) for more information or a free consultation.

Mission Statement

The mission of T.A.L.K. is to provide a safe way to resolve disputes in order to promote healthy physical, emotional, and economic interactions within the Ashland Community and to promote and teach conflict resolution skills to create "win/win" solutions.

A professional staff and pool of highly skilled volunteer and contract mediators are maintained to provide services.

T.A.L.K. provides services on a non-discriminatory basis to all parties regardless of age, race, creed, color, national origin, sexual orientation, disability, or gender.

What is Mediation?

Mediation is a non-adversarial method of resolving conflict that involves disputing parties sitting down together with a skilled impartial individual, called a mediator, who helps them work out a voluntary solution to the problem that is acceptable to everyone involved. A mediator is NOT a judge; he/she does NOT decide who is right or wrong in a disagreement or tell the disputing parties how their problem should be settled. The disputing parties create a solution that will work for them.

Why Try Mediation?

  • Resolve disputes privately
  • Preserve personal professional relationships
  • Remain in control of the resolution of the conflict
  • Learn effective communication techniques that can be used in the future to prevent additional problems

T.A.L.K. is a partnership between the Ashland Center for Nonviolence, the Salvation Army Kroc Center, the Mental Health and Recovery Board of Ashland County, and other organizations and individuals who believe in community-based mediation.