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Domestic Violence Screening for Mediation

  • December 12, 2022
  • 8:30 AM - 4:30 PM
  • Zoom


  • Must have attended the same Domestic Violence Screening for Mediation course through MAM for discounted refresher rate.

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8 Hour Certificate Training for Mediators

December 12, 2022

8:30am - 4:30 pm

(Via Zoom)

*You must have completed a 40-hour mediation training to attend this training*

Maine Association of Mediators is offering Domestic Violence Screening for Mediators, a course designed to help meet the requirements to apply to the Court Alternative Dispute Resolution Services (CADRES) roster and assist all mediators with this essential skill. This course is designed to meet the eight (8) hour CADRES roster training requirement for domestic violence (DV). Brenda Mitchell, a longtime CADRES mediator who has dedicated her career to giving voice to victims of abuse through training and advocacy, developed this training and has offered it on a semi-annual basis for many years. Brenda began her career working in a large institution for people with developmental disabilities. In that capacity, she experienced, firsthand, the abuse and neglect that is perpetrated upon people who have no voice. Today, she draws upon her vast training in Non-Violent Communication, years of service in the non-profit arena, and in her mediation practice. Brenda is pleased to offer this training in collaboration with colleagues Erin Clough, Karen Groat, and Pamela Waite.

Through this course, mediators will learn how to:

  • Define DV, its role in communication with a demonstration and practice in methods of screening
  • Help the mediator determine if there is a history of DV in the relationship
  • Formulate strategies for how to mediate if there is a DV history
  • Design a safety plan for before, during, and after the mediation session

Registration Information: Participants will receive training materials, and certificate of attendance. 

Location:  Zoom.  Your zoom invite will be emailed to you the day before the event.

Cost:  $175 per person.

             $150 for MAM Members

             $ 50. Refresher Fee

Trainers: Brenda Mitchell, Pamela Waite, Karen Groat & Erin Clough

Audience: Must have completed a 40-hour Mediation Training

Questions:  Contact Karen Grout

Cancellation Policy:  Cancellation is allowed 48 hours prior to event with a refund less a $35 deposit fee.

(CLE application pending) 

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