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Screening for Power Imbalances Including Intimate Partner Violence (21 Hours)

March 4 - March 6


This program contains 13 hours and 55 minutes of Professionalism Content and 1 hour and 15 minutes of EDI Professionalism Content.

Understanding the sources of negotiation power is critical for effective family mediation, collaborative practice, and negotiation. 14 hours of training in Screening for Domestic Violence is required by the Ministry of the Attorney General for all family arbitrators and parenting coordinators. That training must be repeated every five years unless the arbitrator or parenting coordinator has arbitrated at least 10 matters during those five years.

The lead trainer, Hilary Linton, has provided equivalent training for family law professionals for government or regulatory agencies in British Columbia, Nunavut and Prince Edward Island, and has privately trained lawyers, arbitrators, parenting coordinators, mediators and collaborative professionals in the U.K., the U.S., South Africa, and across Canada. Coaches and co-trainers are experienced mediators, arbitrators, parenting coordinators and screening trainers, with knowledgeable and relevant guest speakers. Case studies, role plays and exercises are designed to teach family law professionals how to identify, assess and manage risk and power imbalances in their practices. Topics Include:

  • Understanding all sources of negotiation power and how they affect the parties
  • Appreciating the power of the mediator/arbitrator
  • How to recognize different types of family violence
  • A wide range of screening tools and reports
  • Best screening practices in family arbitration
  • How to safely refer clients to more appropriate processes
  • Safety planning and referrals to supportive resources
  • How to handle suicide risks
  • When to report to authorities
  • How to adapt your practice to meet the procedural needs of the parties


March 4
March 6
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Riverdale Mediation
(416) 593-7100 ext 270