Kathy Beckwith is a mediation trainer from Dayton, Oregon, having worked for over three decades with schools (K-12) and community mediation programs. She has mediated for parent/teen, victim/offender, and neighborhood mediation cases, and volunteers as a school mediation coach.Kathy is an author. Her most recent book is A MIGHTY CASE AGAINST WAR: What America Missed in U.S. History Class and What We (All) Can Do Now, published by Dignity Press. She is also author of the picture book Playing War; a YA novel, Critical Mass, dealing with sexual abuse in the lives of teens; and two books related to problem-solving –an elementary school curriculum guide, DON’T SHOOT! We May Both Be on the Same Side, and a picture resource book, If You Choose Not to Hit: A Dozen Skills That Make Kids Powerful Problem-Solvers.
She can be found at work these days on another young adult novel and some new picture book manuscripts.
Kathy is a graduate of Northwest Nazarene University, Nampa, Idaho (Business Administration), and did a semester of advanced study with the University of the Seven Seas (World Campus Afloat, now “Semester at Sea”). She and her husband Wayne were Peace Corps Volunteers in India, working with a horticulture program in Karnataka. She is a mom and grandma, and a picker of blackberries and baker of berry pies in the summer.