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Domestic Abuse Issues in Mediation

(For Kentucky Mediators) Goals for Program

This program will focus on the question, “When, if ever, is mediation appropriate in cases where domestic abuse is present?”  It will also address, in lecture, role play, discussion and exercises, how to structure a safe process and safely terminate mediation when mediation is deemed appropriate. 

This is one of the most controversial topics in the field of family mediation.  To thoroughly address this question, mediators must have a solid understanding of domestic abuse.  Therefore, I this program we will cover the following topics:

  • Overview of Domestic Abuse
  • The impact of Domestic Abuse on children
  • Screening methods to determine appropriateness of mediation
  • Power issues when mediating these cases
  • How to structure a safe environment where domestic abuse has been part of the relationship but mediation is deemed appropriate
  • How to structure a safe termination if, after screening and beginning the mediation, the mediator determines that mediation is not appropriate
  • Best practices for enhancing safety in the session
  • Best practices for enhancing safety planning in mediated agreements
  • Qualities and skills of mediators involved in these cases

The first and constant guiding principle of mediation in these cases is:


This program is intended for Kentucky mediators. Kentucky mediators in need of their 4 hours of CME can use this program for those hours.

We also offer ongoing mediation consulting.

Domestic Abuse Issues in Mediation

(for Kentucky Mediators)
Registration : $125.00

Workshop Dates:

2014 dates: tba
Please contact us for more information!

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  • Registration
8:15-8:30 am
  • Course Overview
  • Housekeeping
  • Introductions
8:30-10:00 am
  • Overview of Domestic Abuse
  • Definitions, Theories, Quiz
  • Break
  • Screening for Domestic Abuse Prior to Mediation
  • Lecture and Exercise
  • Lunch Break
  • Screening cont.
  • Lecture and Role Play Exercise
  • Break
  • Conditional Mediation 
  • Writing Agreements with a Safety Plan
  • Questions
  • Wrap Up
  • Evaluations
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