This 48-hour State Court Administrative Office (SCAO) approved training is designed to teach participants the skills necessary to act as mediators in facilitating the resolution of divorce and custody disputes. This training is the first step for any individual who wishes to mediate privately or qualify for the circuit court roster approved list of mediators. The training includes our 40-hour Divorce and Custody (Domestic Relations) Mediator training plus the SCAO-required 8-hour Domestic Violence Screening Protocol Training. Participants will receive a detailed mediation manual and a CD containing reproducible mediation forms.
Special emphasis will be given to the understanding of the Mediation Process and its place within the ADR (Alternative Dispute Resolution) structure. Elements of the program include the nature of conflict, facilitative method of dispute resolution, understanding values and relationships embedded within the dispute resolution process, ethical standards of practice, the role of the mediator, creating safe harbors and how to bring about mutually satisfactorily solution(s).