Join the MSBA for the newest presentation of 20 Hour Mediation in Child Custody and Visitation, on April 21-23, 2020 in Columbia, MD!
Trainers Barbara Williams and Ellen Kandell have 30+ years of experience in mediation practice, conflict resolution training, and teaching. Training format includes small group exercises, discussions, coached role plays, video, and lecture. Training format includes small group exercises, discussions, coached role plays, video, and lecture. The training agenda covers all topics required to satisfy the training requirements under Maryland Judicial Rule 9-205(c) including:
Maryland law regarding separation, divorce, and annulment; child custody and visitation; child and spousal support; and, the interrelationship of parenting arrangements and child support; family systems and child development theory; emotional aspects of separation and divorce on adults and children; screening for and addressing power imbalances, intimidation, and domestic violence; and, strategies for safely terminating mediation when termination is warranted. In
addition, the agenda allocates time to the consideration of ethical questions in the practice of family mediation.
This training is designed to accomplish 4 goals: