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Upcoming events

    • January 22, 2018
    • 5:30 PM - 7:30 PM
    • First Parish Church Parish Hall, Brunswick

    Mediator Peer Study Group, Monday, January 22, 5:30 - 7:30 PM at the First Parish Church Parish Hall on Cleaveland Street in Brunswick. Meeting will be held in the Parlor of the Parish building. There is a parking lot behind the building.

    All mediators welcome - with a focus on practice quality and shared learning. DIRECTIONS


    • February 07, 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: February 7, 2018 from 8:30 am - 5 pm

    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

    • June 13, 2018
    • 8:30 AM
    • June 22, 2018
    • 5:00 PM
    • 50 Lydia Lane South Portland, Maine

    Enroll Early! Registration is limited

    40-HOUR BASIC MEDIATION TRAINING

    June 13, 14, and 15, 2018 (Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday)

    June 21 and 22, 2018 (Thursday, Friday)

    8:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

    50 Lydia Lane South Portland, Maine

    $850, $750 Early Bird rate if registered by April 30, 2018

    *For CLE credit add an additional $35 to registration fee

    Maine CLE available

    For more information contact:

    Elaine Bourne at mediate@voanne.org or 207.373.1140 ext. 229

    Karen Groat at karen.groat@opportunityalliance.org or 207.523.5079

    Co-Sponsored by Community Mediation Services - Volunteers of America Northern New England & The Opportunity Alliance. 

    To register: see flyer  40 Hour Mediation Training Flyer

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