Mediation Services is pleased to announce the details of our upcoming SCAO Approved 48-Hour Domestic Relations Mediation Training, which includes the 8-Hour Domestic Violence Screening Training (which may be attended separately).
Brian Pappas, JD, LLM, MPP, PhD, will lead the core training, and Veronica Thronson, JD, will lead the DV Screening training.

Mr. Pappas is the Director of the Conflict Management Program and an Assistant Professor of Public Policy and Administration at Boise State University in Boise, Idaho.  He is an extensively experienced mediator trainer, having led mediator trainings for years in Michigan and throughout the United States.

Ms. Thronson serves as a Clinical Professor of Law at Michigan State University.  It is a significant privilege to have both of them train here with us.  Don’t miss out on this educational opportunity.

The training will be held in Holland on Monday, June 11 through Friday, June 15 and conclude on Monday, June 18.  
The training will run from 8:30am until 5:00pm daily.

This 6-day interactive training will provide participants with the essential skills necessary to effectively mediate all domestic-related matters, including:
• Custody
• Parenting Time/Visitation
• Support
• Division of debts and assets
• Specific decisions related to children
• State-required Domestic Violence Screening Protocol

This course fulfills the State Court Administrative Office (SCAO) 48-Hour Domestic Relations Mediation training requirements.  MCR 3.216.
The registration form is below.  Volunteers for our center train at a reduced rate, with a two-year volunteering commitment.

We hope that, if you have not yet trained to be a Domestic Mediator, you will join us.
We are seeking to certify our training for Social Work Continuing Education Credits for any social workers who attend.
Join us.  Further strengthen our amazing team.  
Share this information with anyone you know who has the skills, availability, and potential interest in becoming a mediator.