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Virtual Juvenile Dependency Mediation Training

Overview

Juvenile dependency mediation programs are designed to parents, caretakers, child welfare agencies, and advocates discuss and resolved about disagreements about the safety and well-being of children. In juvenile dependency mediations, these parties 

can sit down together and talk out things that need to happen to ensure the safety of the child, visitation, and custody.  During the course, participants will learn the how to effectively do the following:

  • Navigate Juvenile courts and mediation programs;

  • Master mediation ethics and mandatory child abuse reporting;

  • Identify the various types of child abuse and neglect and the effects they have on families;

  • Understand the history of child welfare and child protection in this country;

  • Observe the effects of family systems and roles on mediation participation and conflict resolution;

  • Establish effective communication strategies to build rapport with families in crisis;

  • Calculate child support and complete a Child Support Addendum;

  • Complete a Parenting Time Schedule; and

  • Understand how poverty, substance abuse, mental health, and cultural differences can affect mediation outcomes; and

  • Build a successful mediation practice.

Georgia Office of Dispute Resolution Requirements

To register to complete the virtual juvenile dependency mediation training, participants must have the following:

  • Computer (no phone or tablets);

  • Videocam and microphone and

  • High-speed, secure internet (no public WIFI, no hotspots)

To register as a neutral in juvenile dependency mediation, an applicant  must meet all the following requirements:

  • Successfully register as a neutral in general civil mediation; 

  • Successfully complete 21 hours of GODR-approved delinquency training prior to taking a GODR-approved dependency mediation training;

  • Successfully complete a GODR-approved dependency mediation training, and

  •  Hold a bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university. 

What types of cases can I mediate with this training?

Participants will learn how to mediation cases  where a caregiver has abused or neglected a child.  Cases can include children in foster care or private dependency matters.

Course Registration Information

Training Dates: June 27-30, 2022 (Summer); November 7-11, 2022 (Fall)

Cost: $850.00

Location: Virtually via Live Webinar

 

New students, please use the form below.  Once you complete the form, you will be invited to the Student Portal so that you can complete your payment for the course.  If you have already completed a course with ADR, please log into your student portal to register.