Date(s) - October 13, 2020 - October 27, 2020
1:00 pm - 4:30 pm
Fees: 350.00 + 5% GST (CAD)
Safety Screening in Separation and Divorce Mediation:
How to use safety screening tools and other measures to maximize client safety
This online course takes place over two afternoons of live instruction with asynchronous elements between sessions:
October 13 and 27, 2020 from 1pm to 4:30 pm Central Time
This practical online training prepares mediators to incorporate safety screening into their Separation/Divorce Mediation (SDM) practice. Training consists of pre-course materials, two classes plus two role-plays. In these role-plays students will have the opportunity to complete a safety screen and to experience being a client participating in a screening.
Top reasons to attend:
- Understand the complexities and possible dangers inherent in SDM, including domestic violence, addictions and mental health challenges.
- Become aware of the different types of safety screening tools.
- Learn how to screen effectively.
- Identify safety strategies and accommodations to tailor your mediation process to specific client needs.
- Learn how to maximize safety when deciding not to proceed to mediation.
- Participants will be trained in and provided with two screening tools to use in their practice.
Synchronous elements include:
- Live instruction
- Class discussion/engagement
Asynchronous elements include:
- Video content viewing
- Role-play practice to be completed (via Zoom) between the two live sessions
*This course will be presented online. A link to the online sessions will be provided by email prior to the start date. Students must be fully available during session times and be prepared to meet online outside class time to complete role-plays with a partner. Students will require a strong internet connection and a computer with a webcam and microphone.
Attendance for all sessions and completion of all out-of-class reading and exercises are mandatory.
October 13-27, 2020 as follows:
Class 1: Tuesday, October 13 (1:00 pm – 4:30 pm)
Intersession Role-plays and Exercise: in pairs, due before Class 2 (2.5 hours)
Class 2: Tuesday, October 27 (1:00 pm – 4:30 pm)
Pre-course Reading: Participants will be given pre-course materials to be read prior to Class 1 (approximately 2 hours).
Pre-course Exercise: Participants will be given access to a video recording of a pre-mediation and safety screening role-play and asked to complete a questionnaire based on the role-play. (1.5 hours)
Total Hours of Training: 11 hours
Instructor: Judith Lake, BCom, CMed
Judith is a Chartered Mediator and trainer with over 20 years’ experience in the areas of separation and divorce, civil claims, workplace and restorative justice. Judith is a co-author and instructor of the ADR Institute of Alberta’s Separation & Divorce Mediation Certificate Program and an ADR coach and lecturer with the University of Alberta’s Faculty of Business.
Judith was a staff mediator with Alberta Justice Resolution and Court Administrative Services (RCAS) for nine years and she continues to mediate on their Family Mediation and Civil Claims rosters. She trained all regional roster family mediators in the use of the RCAS safety screen tool and was the RCAS liaison with Community Initiatives Against Family Violence. She has extensive education and experience working with clients experiencing high conflict and family violence
For more information please visit her website at www.TheResolutionGroup.ca