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  • Kids First Center 51 U.S. 1, Suite S Scarborough, ME 04074 USA (map)


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

Family and Community Mediation is offering Domestic Violence Training for Mediators, 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.

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.

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Domestic Violence Screening Mediation Training
from 150.00
Registration Type:
Later Event: September 23
40-hour Basic Mediation Training