Facebook seems to be the new place for announcing a relationship, contacting an old schoolmate, and sometimes – fighting with friends.  Recently a woman sent hurtful and combative messages to another woman. In retaliation, the other woman formed a fake Facebook profile page characterizing her adversary as a bad person and posting fake embarrassing photos. This battle went on for months until one of the women was referred to The Long Island Dispute Resolution Center. Although hesitant at first, both parties agreed to try mediation. In the end, an agreement was reached and signed by the parties. The women agreed to contact one another directly if something else should arise, rather than lashing out in a public forum.   Both women were extremely pleased with the mediation process.



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The Long Island Dispute Resolution Center (LIDRC) is a conflict resolution program that helps individuals, families, business, and the community at large resolve disputes.

LIDRC handles a variety of disputes such as:

Family Conflicts

  • Parent/Child conflicts (PINS)
  • Marital disputes
  • Custody and Visitation
  • Divorcing couples
  • Elder Care
  • Guardianship
  • Family reunification

School Related Issues

Community Related Disputes:

  • Work place
  • Trespassing
  • Girlfriend/boyfriend
  • Neighbor
  • Landlord/tenant
  • Youth involved vandalism
  • Harassment
  • Minor criminal matters
  • Small claims disputes
  • Lemon law arbitration
  • Agricultural mediation LIDRC Agriculture Brochure    Read more about LIDRC’s Agricultural Mediation…A New Tool for Long Island Producers
  • Early Intervention disputes involving evaluation and services Early Intervention
  • Surrogate Decision-Making involving individuals with developmental disabilities
  • Conciliation between the Department of Social Services and recipients
  • Adult Career and Continuing Education Services-Vocational Rehabilitation (ACCESS) – formerly known as VESID – ACCESS V-R

For more information read the Long Island Dispute Resolution Center Programs Guide, or download our brochure: LIDRC Brochure


LIDRC offers conflict resolution training to your organization or school.

Peer Mediation Training: In peer mediation, student mediators are taught a process of communication and problem-solving that they apply to help their peers reach settlements of their disputes without confrontation and violence. Learn more…

Conflict Resolution Training: Learn more…


Consider becoming a LIDRC Volunteer. Here’s what one of our volunteers had to say:

“I am so grateful to receive such a profound sense of service on the SDMC panel, since the least fortunate of our society need our ability to “speak out” for them.  SDMC serves staffs and clients to empower very vulnerable people in getting much needed health care.  Thank you for this privilege to serve in this way; to lift others up as a public benefactor.  That’s what our society needs: institutions that encourage others! Thank you!” 

~Mark Applewhite

Just click on the word “VOLUNTEER” on the bottom toolbar to contact us for more information.

EAC Network Grants East Hampton High School Students Peer Mediation Awards for Helping to Create a Safer Community

On May 1, 2014 in the East Hampton High School auditorium, a diverse group of students and faculty were honored with an EAC Network Long Island Dispute Resolution Centers Peer Mediation Award Ceremony. These individuals completed a 16-hour Peer Mediation Training, which is a conflict resolution program that uses student mediators to help resolve disputes among students. The program institutes a process of communication and problem solving techniques that enable the Peer Mediators to help their peers reach settlements to disputes without confrontation or violence.

The ceremony began with opening remarks from Principal Adam Fine. Students and faculty received their Peer Mediation awards from Mr. Gregg Scheiner, trainer for EAC Network’s Long Island Dispute Resolution Centers. In addition, on behalf of the Town of East Hampton, Town Supervisor Mr. Larry Cantwell presented the students and faculty with a proclamation. The event concluded with an official Swearing In by the Honorable Judge Steven Tekulsky, Town Justice for the Justice Court for the Town of East Hampton.

For further information about Peer Mediation and Conflict Resolution workshops, please call Long Island Dispute Resolution Centers at 516.489.7733 x160 or visit http://www.eacinc.org/long-island-dispute-resolution-centers.

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