The Specialized Domestic Violence (SDV) Mediation Training will continue in developing your mediation skills adding de-escalation, power dynamics, room and time management to your repertoire. The content and role-plays will prepare you to mediate court-ordered domestic violence cases while maintaining safety. Click the following link to learn more about the recent Supreme Court ADR Rule changes for neutrals in Georgia please review Appendix D, Rules for Mediation In Cases Involving Issues of Domestic Violence.
Participants are to be registered in Domestic Relations with the GODR by the start of the SDV Mediation Training. Failure to obtain registration in the Domestic Relations category by the start of the first day will result in removal from the training.
This training is a requirement to mediate court-ordered cases label domestic violence.
Recommended Reading: No Visible Bruises: What We Don’t Know About Domestic Violence Can Kill Us by Rachel Louise Snyder
Lead Trainer: Lee Robbins
Duration: 14 hours | 2 days | Homework
Dates: May 18th – 19th, 2023
Start/Stop Times: 9:00 am – 5:00 pm ET
Class Limit: 18
Questions? Email Lee at email@example.com
The ADR Rules do not specify a practicum requirement for registration in the SDV category. However, our Center requires volunteers to observe one domestic violence mediation before receiving a domestic violence case through our office.
The Mediation Center reserves the right to refuse a refund for failure to attend training on the indicated registration date. Mischance in notifying our Center within seven calendar days will result in a forfeiture of payment, which we recategorize as a donation to the Center’s community youth education programs. Additionally, refunds will be issued in the form of a check and sent using USPS within seven business days of receiving notification of cancellation.
Our Center and lead trainer, Lee Robbins, has the approval to provide this training. Approval by the GODR does not imply that any particular court program must accept those who complete our training on their roster. Additionally, completion of any state-approved program does not automatically qualify one as a neutral in any particular program. Local court programs have the authority to exercise discretion regarding applicant qualifications and thus may inquire into the training and experience of a neutral.