Mediators who want to work with clients who are separating or divorcing need to understand how to manage a separation or divorce mediation from the time of initial contact, to understanding legislation, to creating plans and mediated agreements. This course covers the components of creating a parenting plan including how to write up a mediated agreement, how to use the federal and provincial child support legislation and tables, and the impact of parental conflict and violence on the well‐being of children. Students will be able to understand and manage emotional intensity and challenges specific to this area of practice. This course prepares mediators to manage a separation or divorce mediation from the time of initial contact, to creation of a mediated agreement, including parenting plans and child support.
Class times are 9:00 am – 3:00 pm.
Attendance for all 8 sessions and completion of all assignments (approximately 8 hours) is required to receive full credit hours.
This student website is the resource of record for what students are expected to do before/for each session.
Before the first live session you will need to:
- Before each session you will need to see what course reading and activities need to be done before the session. Before the start of the course you will need to complete course readings and activities. Please pay particular attention to readings for the first three sessions (Week 1) and Activities #2 and #6:
- ACTIVITY 2: SEPARATION & DIVORCE VIDEO AND ACTIVITY needs to be submitted 2-days before Session 1 (April 26) and will take approximately 2-hours to complete. Word document is posted in Session 1.
- ACTIVITY 6: SAFETY SCREENING AND CASE DEVELOPMENT VIDEO AND ACTIVITY needs to be submitted 2-days before Session 2 (April 27) and will take approximately 2-hours to complete. Word documents are posted in Session 2.
- Complete an introduction/self-reflection post on the student forum. This can be found under Course Tools & Information (due 2 days before start of the course: April 26)
- Take some time to read your classmates’ posts on the student forum
- Before the start of Session 3, all students need to have completed the Parenting After Separation course. This free training is a requirement of the Separation & Divorce Mediation: Foundations, Parenting Plans, and Child Support course.
- Please note: the Parenting After Separation for Families in High Conflict course is recommended, but not required.
- Read the Using Zoom document, if you are unfamiliar with this application
- See the Course “Resource Book” for course reference documents and links.
Introductory Forum Post Due: Tuesday, April 26
Activity 2 & 6- Due Tuesday April 26 & Wednesday April 27
Session 1, Thursday, April 28, 9:00 am – 3:00pm
Session 2, Friday, April 29, 9:00 am – 3:00pm
Session 3, Saturday, April 30, 9:00 am – 3:00pm
9:00 am – 3:00pm daily
Session 4, Friday, May 6, 9:00 am – 3:00 pm
Session 5, Saturday, May 7, 9:00 am – 3:00 pm
Session 6, Thursday, May 12, 9:00 am – 3:00 pm
Session 7, Friday, May 13, 9:00 am – 3:00 pm
Session 8, Saturday, May 14, 9:00 am – 3:00 pm
Fina Assignment Due: May 21 @ 11:59pm