Child Inclusive Mediation
In this advanced course for family mediators, develop the specialized knowledge and practical skills necessary to elevate the authentic Voice of the Child in mediation. Children have the right to be heard when important decisions are being made about them. Yet, involving children in family decision-making can be complex and must be done with great sensitivity and care. Learn how to interview children and provide non-evaluative feedback to parents for the purposes of mediation.
- What does it mean to include the child’s voice in mediation
- Explore different models for gathering the child’s voice
- Evaluate parent readiness and provide feedback to parents
- Learn relevant practice guidelines, legislation, and steps to complete the process
- Understand ethical considerations and risk mitigation
Professionals across Canada and internationally have completed our training in Child Inclusive Mediation. This is what they had to say:
“The trainers were amazing. So much knowledge imparted, and they made it easy to learn while helping us keep in mind our boundaries in this role.”
“So much is included in the training. I especially appreciate the tools developed for every step.”
“Fantastic. I learned so much and feel confident to do this work.”
“It was detailed, informative, child, youth and family-focused. At the same time, the training provided a clear understanding of how to make the process safe, non-judgmental and empathic to reach young people for the outcome of self-expression. In fact, I wish I had taken it a long time ago. I have been working as a mediator and as a counsellor in the mental health sector for 23 years. This training has enhanced my practice immeasurably.”
“The trainers really want to help you and offer supervision.”
Roster of Child Inclusive Mediators
It is important for the public and referring professionals to be able to find trained practitioners in Child Inclusive Mediation. The professionals listed on our roster have taken our foundational training.
This roster can also be used by Child Inclusive Mediators to learn about others in their area providing the service, to cross-refer, and for consultation.
This roster does not vet, qualify, or regulate the professionals listed. NavOn is not responsible for the quality of anyone’s work or complaints made against anyone on the roster. Any complaints should be directed to that professional’s licensing body or professional association.
Trainers / Supervisors / Practitioners
Join the Child Inclusive Mediators Roster
Listing your name on the roster is a great opportunity to let the public and your colleagues know that you are trained to provide Child Inclusive Mediation. We are constantly referring clients, lawyers, and mental health professionals to the roster so that they can connect with a trained Child Inclusive Mediator in their community.