Community Dispute Negotiation Role-Play: Neighborhood Care, Inc.

TitleCommunity Dispute Negotiation Role-Play: Neighborhood Care, Inc.
Publication TypeMiscellaneous
Year of Publication1985
AuthorsSusskind, L, Patton, B
Keywordsagreement, agreements, bruce patton, competition, conflict, conflicts, cooperation, dispute, dispute mediation, interests, Jefferson Hazardous Waste Negotiation, Lawrence Susskind, mediated, mediation, mediator, mediators, negotiate, negotiated agreement, negotiating, negotiation, PON, relationship

Two-party negotiation or mediation between church and neighborhood representatives over the possible use of church facilities for services for the mentally challenged.

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Neighborhood Care, Inc. is a non-profit mental health organization that provides counseling and recreational health services to mentally challenged adults and teenagers. Neighborhood Care would like to rent space in a local church, and the church is interested. Local residents oppose the idea and plan on staging a protest at the next zoning hearing, when the church will seek a permit to operate the Neighborhood Care facility. The situation is also complicated by the fact that the church is located in a neighborhood with residents of a different religious faith.