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Domestic Violence Training for Mediators - Postponed to March 2nd

  • March 02, 2018
  • 8:30 AM - 5:00 PM
  • The Opportunity Alliance, 50 Lydia Lane, South Portland
The Opportunity Alliance is offering Domestic Violence Training for Mediators1, a course designed to help meet the requirements to apply to the Court Alternative Dispute Resolution Services (CADRES) roster.

This course is designed to meet the eight (8) hour CADRES roster training requirement for domestic violence (DV). Through this course, mediators will learn how to: 

  • define DV and its role in communication and screening; 
  • help the mediator determine if there is a history of DV in the relationship
  •  strategies for what and how to mediate if there is a DV history; and 
  • designing a safety plan for before, during and after the mediation session. 
1You must have completed a 40-hour mediation training to attend this training. 

Instructor: Brenda Mitchell. She is a CADRES Family Matters, Small Claims and Forcible Entry & Detainer mediator and a CMS volunteer mediator. Brenda began her career working in a large institution for people with developmental disabilities. She experienced, first hand, the abuse and neglect that is perpetrated upon people who have no voice. Brenda has dedicated her career to giving voice to victims of abuse through training and advocacy. Today, she draws upon her vast training in “Non-Violent Communication” (Marshall Rosenburg), as well as her years of service in the non-profit arena, in her mediation practice.

Registration Information: Participants will receive training materials, certificate of attendance as well as snacks and refreshments. 

Training Date: March 2, 2018 from 8:30 am - 5 pm (postponed from February 7 due to snowstorm)

Registration Information: Participants will receive training materials, certificate of attendance as well as snacks and refreshments.

Cost: Training Fee: $150 per person. $125 for community volunteer mediators 

Trainers: Brenda Mitchell with Karen Groat 

Audience: Must have completed a 40-hour Mediation Training 

Questions: Contact Karen Groat, Program Director, at karen.groat@opportunityalliance.org or 207-523-5079

 Please bring your own lunch; we will provide snacks and coffee/water/tea.

TO REGISTER: see flyer Domestic Violence Training For mediators 2018.pdf

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