|March 21 – April 14, 2023||
Friday, March 24, 2023
Knowing how to identify, assess and manage power in family dispute resolution (FDR) is critical for effective family mediation, parenting coordination, arbitration and collaborative practice.
In particular, knowing how to identify the factors that predict a risk of harm, and how to assess and safely manage family violence, is a fundamental competency for all FDR professionals.
Course developer and lead trainer, Hilary Linton, has provided equivalent training for family law professionals for government or regulatory agencies in British Columbia, Nunavut, Manitoba and Prince Edward Island. She also has privately trained lawyers, arbitrators, parenting coordinators, mediators and collaborative professionals in the U.K., the U.S., South Africa, and across Canada.
Coaches are all experienced mediators and screening coaches.
Guest speakers are knowledgeable and relevant.
Using a combination of recorded and live lectures, online testing, self-study, small group discussion of case studies, coached role plays with feedback, this course is designed to teach family law professionals how to identify, assess and manage risk and power imbalances in their practices.
- Understanding all sources of negotiation power and how they affect the parties
- Acknowledging the power of the mediator/arbitrator/parenting coordinator
- Current research findings about Intimate Partner Violence in family law matters
- Current research about the use of different dispute resolution processes for separating couples where IPV is present
- How to identify, assess and manage family violence in the FDR file
- A wide range of screening tools and guides
- Best screening practices in mediation, parenting coordination and arbitration
- When and how to safely refer clients to more appropriate processes
- Safety planning tools and resources
- How to handle suicide risks
- Confidentiality and exceptions
- When and how to report a child in need of protection
- Working with no-contact orders
Course Manual, presentation slides, selected readings and case law.
For further savings, please see Course Packages page.
How our Courses Work:
END DATES OF COURSES:
Each course is ‘open’ for roughly a four-week period. During that time, participants will have access to on-demand content for self-directed learning. Learners are required to complete the self-directed modules (including quizzes) before each mandatory-attendance Tutorial Session.
Live online Tutorials are scheduled at regular intervals during the course. Attendance is mandatory (see Training Schedule for dates and times of each). Led by experienced coaches, the Tutorials feature interactive role plays, small group discussion, case study and one-on-one feedback. Participants MUST attend all scheduled tutorials in order to receive their Certificate of Completion.
Each module of each course includes quizzes. Students must achieve at least a passing grade on all quizzes to advance to the next module or course, and to receive their Certificate of Completion for that course.