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Domestic Violence Mediation Webinar

When: Wednesday, April 6, 2016
1:00 -2:00 pm Eastern
Where: United States

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Free for NAFCM Members; $25 for Non-Members

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Program Description
Being domestic violence informed is not enough when engaging in mediation with those impacted by intimate partner violence. Mediators should develop domestic violence informed strategies to address the complexities of these types of cases.   This webinar will  help participants evaluate their own practices and suggest new and empowering ways to engage those impacted by intimate partner violence in safe and meaningful mediations.   By the end of the webinar participants will understand:

  • The difference between a good relationship, a bad relationship and an abusive relationship
  • How the relationship between the individual who is impacted by the intimate partner violence and the individual who is causing the harm impacts the harmed party‚Äôs  ability to be completely present during the mediation process
  • Why the criminal justice system fails to address the critical psychological needs of the individual who has been impacted by intimate partner violence
  • The role mediators can play in the restoration/healing process for those impacted by domestic violence
  • How going beyond just being domestic violence informed to developing specific strategies and approaches can have a positive impact on the outcome of complicated mediations.

This webinar relates to the following NAFCM Hallmarks
  • Hallmark #7 -Providing an alternative to the judicial system at any stage of a conflict.


About the Presenter
Amy Holloway has spent the last thirty five years working as an advocate for victims of crime. She recently retired from the Vermont Department of Corrections where she served for ten years as the Director of Victim Services during which time she worked directly with crime victim survivors and developed programs to address their needs using many Positive Psychology  and restorative justice principles.  Before assuming that role she spent twenty years as the Executive Director of several different domestic violence/sexual assault agencies in Tennessee and North Carolina.

Amy graduated from Vassar College with a BA in Religion and received her MSW from the University of Pennsylvania School of Social Work with a specialization in criminal and juvenile justice. She received her Masters in Applied Positive Psychology from the University of Pennsylvania in 2012 where she focused much of her work on posttraumatic growth and developing an approach to post conviction victim services that focuses on resilience and growth instead of just trauma.

Amy and her husband, Frank, a retired Lieutenant with the Chapel Hill Police Department, live in a log cabin on 32 acres in the middle of nowhere in Vermont with a huge garden, an apple orchard, a great dog and lots of wildlife.  Their four grown children are all currently out of the house in different stages of finding themselves and their bliss.

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