Domestic violence reduces the ability of people to participate in mediation. Mediation assumes that each person at the table has the ability to speak for his or herself and to agree with or to oppose the ideas of another. This assumption is challenged when a participant has experienced years of domestic abuse. The mediation process can be adapted to provide a safer environment for these people. Participants will learn:
|Debbie Mattson, M.S.W., www.mediateresources, serves nationally as a mediation consultant and trainer. In Maine, she provides practice supervision to community mediators. She serves as a CADRES mediator from Augusta to Calais and was active in the special pilot project involving Child Protective Mediations. She serves as adjunct faculty for the University of Maine School of Social Work and worked for many years as an educator using an outdoor experiential format.|
Approved for 8 CLE credits including 1.5 ethics credits.