WEBINAR: Mediation in Domestic Violence Cases

WEBINAR: Mediation in Domestic Violence Cases

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Presented by Bill Eddy, LCSW, Esq., co-founder of High Conflict Institute

This Webinar will address managing the domestic violence case in mediation, including: amending restraining orders to allow mediation; individual screening for severity and dynamics of domestic violence; protective procedures for the mediation process; controlling the mediation process; developing appropriate parenting plans; and research demonstrating less repeat violence after mediation cases compared to court.

Bill Eddy is a therapist (Licensed Clinical Social Worker), a lawyer (Certified Family Law Specialist for 15 years), and a family mediator for over 30 years. He is the Training Director for High Conflict Institute and the author of several books, including Dating Radar with co-author Megan Hunter.

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Description

This Webinar will address managing the domestic violence case in mediation, including:

  • amending restraining orders to allow mediation;

  • individual screening for severity and dynamics of domestic violence;

  • protective procedures for the mediation process;

  • controlling the mediation process;

  • developing appropriate parenting plans;

  • and research demonstrating less repeat violence after mediation cases compared to court.

Agenda

50 minutes - lecture
10 minutes - live Q & A

A.    Need for more mediation of domestic violence cases
(1)    Litigation maintains high level of conflict, police calls, CPS and use of other resources
(2)    Now are more skilled mediators with stronger management of domestic violence cases
(3)    Many domestic violence cases involve mental health issues needing gentler treatment
(4)    Court resources diminishing
(5)    Cost to clients of lost work for court hearings, attorney’s fees (if any), etc. 
(6)    Cost to children of endless litigation and family conflict   

B.    Appropriateness and screening for mediation of domestic violence cases
(1)    What is nature of violence: coercive control, situational or separation-instigated?
(2)    Does restraining order need to be amended to allow mediation?
(3)    Screening for appropriateness and most protective measures to use
(4)    Use of screening tools and/or interviews
(5)    How to say “No” to mediation after interviewing both parties
(6)    Pre-Mediation coaching to lay groundwork for negotiations

C.    Protective measures surrounding mediation process
(1)    Separate rooms; separate times; conference call
(2)    Arriving and departing at separate times
(3)    Requirement to have attorneys present in some cases

D.    Managing the mediation process
(1)    Avoid appearing imbalanced, while still being protective
(2)    Addressing best interest of the children in parenting plans
(3)    Engage them in making reasonable proposals
(4)    Recommend attorney review or attorney attendance at mediation sessions

E.    Research in support of mediation in domestic violence cases
(1)    Less repeat domestic violence
(2)    New Ways for Families programs in Alberta, Canada

F.    Questions and Answers
 

Presenter Bio

Bill Eddy

Bill Eddy is a therapist (Licensed Clinical Social Worker), a lawyer (Certified Family Law Specialist for 15 years), and a family mediator for over 30 years. He is the Training Director for High Conflict Institute and the author of several books, including Dating Radar with co-author Megan Hunter.  

 

 

Date

September 12, 2018

Time

9 am - 10 am Pacific

Webinar Details

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