Sue Bronson Mediation Services

Elder Mediation Training – Agenda

Day 1  

  • Context - Issues faced by elderly and their families
    • Medical care, Financial security, Living arrangements
    • Implicit bias, ageism, systemic oppression
    • Mental and physical effects of aging
  • Elder Mediation Process
    • Knowledge and skills of the Mediator
    • Multi party dynamics; family dynamics
    • Convening and screening
    • Conversation and finding resolution
    • Demonstration and practice session
  • Elder abuse, neglect, and exploitation
    • Risk factors and recognizing abuse
    • Reporting requirements
    • Safe termination of mediation
  • Ethics regarding abuse and capacity

Day 2 

  • Convening a multi party group
    • Advanced communication skills
    • Technology and ethical practices for virtual meetings
    • Impact on the mediation process
  • Intake and Screening procedures 
    • Demonstration and Practice: screening  
  • Ethics: Maintaining the integrity of the mediation process
    • Modification to mediation process
  • Housing options and how to pay for it
  • Capturing concerns and developing resolutions
  • Mediation Practice Session
    • Ethical issues and challenges

Day 3

  • Mediation in the context of legal protections and legal issues
    • Laws, processes, terminology, resources
    • Important red flags and what to do
    • Alternatives and the impact on family dynamics
  • Mediation Practice Session 
    • Ethical issues and challenges
    • Protecting the integrity of documents
  • Community resources and Professional Development
  • Marketing your practice: Nuts and bolts

The materials and class meet the Association for Conflict Resolution Elder Mediation Section Training Objectives for Elder Mediation.