Answers on Aging

Episode 15: How do I make a difficult situation easier? Special guest expert on Conflict Analysis and Resolution Charles Davidson.

By Todd Whatley & Sara Scott


Our very special guest,

Charles Davidson, Ph.D., Research Faculty Member of Conflict Analysis and Resolution at the Jimmy and Rosalind Carter School for Peace and Conflict Resolution at George Mason University. Founder and President of the non-profit
Innovations in Peacebuilding International formerly known as “Forgotten Song”
Married, lives in Washington D.C.

(Charles and Sara attended middle and high schools together in Walnut Ridge, AR. Sara is incredibly proud of Charles for all the wonderful work he has done and continues to do, all across the world.)

Do NOT avoid conflict

Keep your needs in mind but keep their needs first, your needs come second.

Lead with listening.

Learn about Reflexive practice

“Getting to Yes” Book by Harvard Professor

Embrace a sense of resolution for where the conflict could go if it were resolved…

You have to make deposits before you make withdraws

Put yourself in the other person’s shoes

STOP take a deep breath; respond do not react.

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Todd Whatley & Sara Scott

Todd Whatley is a Certified Elder Law Attorney with 20+ years of experience and is past President of the National Elder Law Foundations the governing organization over all Certified Elder Law Attorneys nationally. He has worked with thousands of families helping them plan for the future and get the care they need without losing everything they have to pay for care. Sara Scott is a licensed Nursing Home Administrator and consultant to attorneys regarding nursing home issues and works with families to find the best level of care for their needs. She has worked with countless seniors and their families since 2008 in various capacities and has a sincere motivation for helping those individuals achieve the best quality of life possible. Answers on Aging Podcast is the life work of Todd Whatley and Sara Scott. Todd is a Certified Elder Law Attorney with 20+ years of experience of working with seniors and their families and Sara is a licensed Nursing Home Administrator and consultant with over 10 years of experience. They tackle all of the hard subjects with clarity and compassion to help you and you family tackle these years with peace of mind and knowledge.

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