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Training & Education

Family Mediation Training

The Family Mediation Training is a minimum of 30 instructional hours over a four day period.  Participants build on their Basic Mediation Training and focus on parenting plans. The training also touches on property, finance, and child support issues. Role plays cover parenting plan issues and the initial private session.

A key component of the Family Mediation Training is a section on domestic violence. Participants study the power dynamics of family violence and learn techniques designed to successfully screen-out cases inappropriate for mediation due to domestic violence and child abuse.

Completion of this training satisfies the training requirements for mediators established in the Nebraska Parenting Act including the family violence screening and awareness requirement.

Training Components:

  • Mediation process overview
  • Nebraska family law/court system
  • Child and family development
  • Parenting plans
  • Family violence and power dynamics
  • Dealing with emotions
  • State referral resources for families

Prerequisite — ODR approved Basic Mediation Training is required prior to taking Family Mediation Training.

Registration..........$900 ($850 if already an NMA member) Registration includes a comprehensive training manual; experienced/active mediators to serve as coaches during role plays; lunches and refreshments during training; and first year of membership in Nebraska Mediation Association, if not already a member.

Upcoming Training Dates:

  • October 24 - 27, 2017; Kearney
  • December 5-8, 2017; Scottsbluff

Training days start at 8:30 a.m. and end at 4:30 p.m.

Register now for family mediation training.