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Mediator Continuing Education Series

When: 4th Thursday of each month, during the lunch hour (12:00-1:00)

Where: Zoom

To Attend: please email Lori at

In April: Elder Mediations, Part 1

Please join us Thursday, April 28th, from 12-1, for Elder Mediations, Part 1, with Ona Lawrence.

Six Rivers' early resolution specialist, Ona Lawrence, was part of the National Association for Community Mediation learning community in 2017-18 (when working with at a dispute resolution center in Minnesota). She was one of 5 representatives of community mediation centers from around the nation who came together to create toolkits related to mediating effectively and respectfully with older adults. She will draw upon this experience to share her expertise in the field of elder mediation.

The first edition of Elder Mediation will concentrate on how elder mediation is the same and yet different from all mediation and, very importantly, how ageism plays a role in mediation (as it does in all parts of society), and long term effects ageism has on people as they age.  We will look at typical areas of conflict around care, housing, finances and family conflict.

Tentative Schedule (subject to change)

Thursday, April 28:  Elder mediations, Part 1, with Ona Lawrence

Thursday, May 26:  Domestic Violence 101 with Jennifer Pauletto, DV expert

Thursday, June 23: Domestic Violence in Mediations, Six Rivers’ procedures and policies (Report-out from Kitsap DRC DV training), with Colleen Regalbuto and Jennifer Pauletto, DV consultant

Thursday, July 28: Mandatory Reporting with Cal Owens, DHS

Thursday, August 25: Inspiring Young Adults to Use and Access Community Mediation Services, with Colleen Regalbuto and Vanna In (Executive Director of Hope Now in Fresno, CA)

Thursday, September 22: Elder Mediations, Part 2, with Ona Lawrence

Thursday, October 27: Case Development with Laurie Macdonald

Thursday November 24: Thanksgiving, no training

Thursday, December 22: Holidays, no training


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