“When Times Are Tough”…

“When times are tough, constant conflict may be good politics but in the real world, cooperation works better”.  Former President Bill Clinton. As someone who believes that conflict creates opportunity, I feel compelled to comment on former President Clinton’s nomination speech at the Democratic National Convention. There is nothing wrong with conflict, it the dysfunctional […]

Governor Amends the DASA act to Include Cyber-bullying

I applaud the Governor Cuomo for amending the Dignity for All Students (DASA) Act to include acts of cyber-bullying. DASA, effective July 2012, requires schools to report instances of school bullying to New York State and develop embedded school curriculum which teaches tolerance for all and focuses on prevention. I also commend the Governor for […]


PATH for conflict litigants is designed to transform conflicting parties, often utilized in family court disputes, and present conflict as an opportunity for growth and a way to eliminate extensive and uncomfortable court involvement.


The TASTE program can be used as a court and school referred program for adolescents.  It can be utilized by children of all ages, and up to the age of 15 students may be accompanied by a parent, and from ages 16-18 the presence of a parent is optional…