Mediation and Domestic Abuse – CLE

Mediation and Domestic Abuse – Spring 2020 CLE

15 hours of CLE credit approved, including 1 hour Ethics

May 7 & 8:  Coralville Public Library, IA, 8:30am – 5:30pm both days

NOTE: Due to the current issues with the COVID 19 crisis, we will let you know if this class will be face to face, electronically available, or postponed. All registrations will be refunded if class is cancelled.

Domestic violence is common – perhaps over 25% of the couples in your practice. Risk of violence is highest when parties are separating.

Do you know enough about detecting domestic violence to be responsible in your role? Their safety, your safety, and the safety of your staff are at stake.

Batterers are more likely to stalk, harass, batter, injure or kill their intimate partners when the victim takes steps to end the relationship. The rate of intimate partner victimization (per 1000 persons) is 31.9% for divorced and separated women and 6.2% for divorced and separated men.

Get the information you need to keep your staff and clients safe.

Day 1:

Domestic Abuse 101 as it relates to mediation; the effects of domestic abuse on parenting; screening for domestic abuse; determining whether mediation is appropriate. Includes screening video.

Day 2:

Tools for dealing with power imbalances in mediation. Includes video of a mediation. Afternoon: 4 hours of role plays that include power imbalances and abusive behaviors. Research indicates that practice through role plays and observing or co-mediating with experienced mediators increases the skill level of mediators.

Registration Fees:

  • $165 if register by April 27
  • $185 if register after April 27
  • Lunch is not provided

Training site: Coralville Public Library, 1401 Fifth St. Please park in and enter lower level.

Mediation Services of Eastern Iowa

319-248-1940 |
509 Kirkwood Ave., Iowa City, IA 52240

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