Friday, August 21, 2009
I've received notices of a number of upcoming elder mediation trainings around the country. These include trainings in Ann Arbor, Chicago, and San Antonio Here's the scoop:
The Center for Social Gerontology presents its Adult Guardianship / Family Caregiver Mediation Training October 1-3, 2009
DON¹T WAIT TO REGISTER!!!
EARLY BIRD RATE ENDS SEPTEMBER 1, 2009!!!
The early bird registration rate for The Center for Social Gerontology (TCSG)¹s Adult Guardianship / Family Caregiver Mediation Training, to be held this year from Thursday, October 1 - Saturday, October 3, 2009 in Ann Arbor, Michigan, is fast approaching on September 1, 2009!
This three-day advanced training is designed for trained, experienced mediators who wish to expand their practice to include mediation of issues or disputes that arise when guardianship over an adult is being considered, and/or when elders and their families are confronted with extremely difficult decisions regarding the care of a vulnerable family member which
can easily lead to family conflict. The training curriculum will address issues such as:
Mediation Preparation and Process
Referral, Intake & Screening
Ability of Parties to Mediate
Role of Attorneys and Other Advocates
Identifying Common Issues
Mediation Skills & Techniques
Ensuring that the Older/Vulnerable Person Has a Voice
Protecting Respondent Rights in Guardianship/Caregiver Cases
Guardianship Law & Practice and Alternatives to Guardianship
Working with Older/Vulnerable Persons Likely to be Involved in These Cases
Setting Up and Operating a Quality Guardianship/Caregiver Mediatio Program.
Registration Form and Payment
Due September 1, 2009: Please go to
http://www.tcsg.org/mediation/2009RegistrationForm.doc to download an
interactive Registration Form.
For questions or more information, please contact me:
Brooke McCreary, TCSG Program Assistant
2307 Shelby Avenue
Ann Arbor, Michigan 48103
Phone: (734) 665-1126
2009 Adult Guardianship / Family Caregiver Mediation Training Site:
2-Day Advanced Training in Elder Mediation: Adult Guardianship and
Family Caregiver Mediation, Dec 1 - 2, 2009 Chicago – Center for Conflict Resolution. For
registration and more information: www.learn2mediate.com/elder
Learn the differences between other types of mediation and elder mediation; inclusion of the older person's voice in the mediation and techniques to achieve that; multiparty mediation; family dynamics; legal issues; and more! At the conclusion of the training, you will be
prepared to organize and perform elder mediations.
This 2-day training covers the following topics:
Differences between elder mediation and other types of mediation;
guardianship/conservatorship law and practice;
Capacity and disability issues;
Legal red flags;
Multiparty mediation and family dynamics;
Deciding who should be present at the mediation
Working with attorneys, court representatives, GAL's and institutional representatives;
Role of community resources, support persons, advocates, and surrogates in mediation;
Ethical standards for elder mediators;
Mental and physical effects of aging, disabilities, and accommodation in mediation;
Societal and participant bias, family and cultural attitudes, and their impact on the mediation process;
Pre-mediation interviews and screening for appropriateness of mediation;
Marketing an elder mediation practice;
Demonstration, video and practice
Trainers for the elder mediation courses are Susan Butterwick, J.D. and Zena Zumeta, J.D., experienced mediators and trainers in family and elder issues with practices located in Michigan and a national training base. They have presented at major national mediation
conferences and given training programs in Elder Mediation from North Carolina to Alaska. Susan is a member of the National Elder Mediation Training Committee, currently engaged in developing standards for elder mediation training. Zena is a former President of the Academy of Family Mediators and the Family Section Council for ACR.
The cost is $425. Discounted rate of $395.00 if registration received prior to November 1, 2009. MCLE credits applied for. There will be an additional $15 charge for MCLE credits. Social Work CEU’s available. To register for the December 1-2, 2009 training in Chicago, go to www.learn2mediate.com/elder Questions or to host a training in your area, contact firstname.lastname@example.org
Elder Mediation in San Antonio, Texas! Don't miss the early bird special on
the Elder Mediation training on September 10th and 11th! Social Workers: 18 total hours of CEUs which includes 3 hours of ethics. Texas Guardians: 20 hours approved CEU with 3 hours of ethics
Manousso Mediation is teaming up with Conflict Connections in San Antonio, Texas, to present this program. Together, Barbara Manousso and Patti Porter, Texas Credentialed Distinguished Mediators, will train mediators, judges, attorneys, and geriatric professionals in methods of conflict coaching and resolution for elder mediations. Guest lecturers include K.T. Whitehead, Certified Elder Law Attorney, and Byron Cordes, Geriatric Case Manager.
Continuing education credits will be available for social workers and certified guardians.
This elder care mediation course will help social workers, geriatric workers, psychologists, attorneys, and nursing home administrators learn how to deal with conflicts that affect the lives of seniors and their families. Course material covers ethics, guardianship, elder law, and mediation skills. This growing field of elder mediation has developed a strong national network, so expand your practice and skill base with the 20 hours of training in San Antonio, starting on September 10th until 11th. Classes meet from 8 AM until 6:30 PM. After
August 15th, registration will be $495. The registration fee includes breakfast, lunch, mid-morning and afternoon snacks, and notebooks with contents. For more information or to register, go to http://www.manousso.us/ElderCareMediation.htm . Or call Barbara Manousso