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Family Mediation Training

Our 24-hour Family Mediation Training offers mediators essential learning on how to effectively mediate parenting plans and dissolutions. We will be focusing on the court processes, paperwork, relevant policies, and heightened emotions involved in these cases while providing opportunities for self-reflection, practical application, and accessibility to the subject matter.

This training is required for mediating family cases through the DRC of Kitsap County. Experienced mediators as well as mediators-in-training are both encouraged to attend. Previous basic mediation training is recommended, but not required for this training.

CLE credits (including ethics), and teacher clock hours available. 

We are currently offering this interactive, intensive training through Zoom. Regular Tuition is $425. DRC volunteer discount price is $250.

Please email us at trainer@kitsapdrc.org for more information on this training and future training dates.

Parent-Youth Mediation Training

This 16-hour training covers the principles and processes used by the DRC in mediating Parent-Youth cases. Topics include family dynamics, power issues, social discipline, developmental characteristics, and underlying interests. Participants engage in case study role plays to help cement their learning.

Please email us at trainer@kitsapdrc.org for more information on this training and future training dates.

Multi-Party Restorative Mediation Training

Want to learn how to facilitate groups in conflict using a restorative process?

This training builds on the foundations provided in our 3-day Restorative Circles Training and is required for all those who wish to facilitate Multi-Party Restorative Mediations for the Kitsap DRC.

This 3-day training covers the steps from initial intake to final restorative facilitation that can be applied to a wide variety of group conflicts. Students apply their skills and knowledge in a mock circle demonstration.

The cost is $250 for DRC Volunteers; $425 for all others. All prior attendees can pay the $15/day audit fee.

Please email us at trainer@kitsapdrc.org for more information on this training and future training dates.

Victim-Offender Meeting Training

Learn the basic principles of Victim-Offender Meetings while touching on the Philosophy and Values of Restorative Justice!

Regular cost of the training is $490. Cost for Kitsap DRC Volunteers is $300.

Trainer: Eric Gilman. Eric has over 30 years’ experience in victim offender meetings, and was a co-developer of the pioneering Canadian program that facilitates contact between victims and offenders in serious and violent crimes. 

Eric also helped develop the Facilitated Dialogue Program operated by the Oregon Department of Corrections.  He has developed and written a comprehensive victim offender meeting training program that is used internationally.

Please email us at trainer@kitsapdrc.org for more information on this training and future training dates.

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Mediator Practicum

Graduates of a 40-hour Mediation Training are eligible for applying for our Mediator Practicum to become a certified mediator. This is a great opportunity for individuals wishing to continue building their skills and enhance their professional lives.

Most mediators will confirm that mediation training provides personal growth in communication and conflict resolution skills.

Interns observe actual cases and work with experienced mediators in a co-mediation setting to practice their skills. This is a unique experience and a valuable opportunity to build expertise in the field.

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