NEW Restorative Practices Training!
The Center is offering 2-Day Restorative Practices Training Sessions
Location: Dispute Resolution Center – 678 Front Ave. NW, Grand Rapids, MI 49504
Time: 8:30 AM to 4:30 PM
Cost: $400 for 2 Day Sessions OR $250 for Day 1 Only Session
April 23, 2019: Day 1 Session – Introduction to Restorative Practices (RP)
April 24, 2019: Day 2 Session – Using Circles Effectively (Prerequisite: Intro. to RP)
(Lunch & Refreshments included)
Register Early – Space is limited!
Restorative Practices is recognized as a way to work “with” youth and adults for peaceful results! Here’s an opportunity to gain skills with proven methods for working “with” people in education, criminal justice, youth work, organizations and other settings for positive outcomes. You will learn how to facilitate conflicts that have lasting positive impact for everyone!
40-Hour Domestic Relations Mediator Training
Presented by Brian Pappas, Ph.D.— Associate Professor and Director of the Center for Dispute Resolution, Boise State University
8-Hour Domestic Violence Protocol Screening Training
Presented by Rebecca Rogan – Director Conflict Resolution Services, Traverse City, MI
What: Required training to be a court-approved domestic relations mediator under MCR 3.216. Learn and practice the skills necessary to effectively mediate all domestic-related matters, including:
- Parenting Time/Visitation
- Division of debts and assets
- Specific decisions related to children
- State-required Domestic Violence Screening Protocol
Where: Dispute Resolution Center of West Michigan – RVC Office Building – 678 Front Avenue NW – Grand Rapids, MI 49504
When: 8:00 am – 5:00 p.m.
- Monday, July 8, 2019
- Tuesday, July 9, 2019
- Wednesday, July 10, 2019
- Monday, July 22, 2019
- Tuesday, July 23, 2019
- Tuesday, August 6, 2019
(Must attend all 48 hours of training to receive your certificate.)
To Register: Click Here
Resolving differences. Restoring relationships.
Peaceful communities are places where people want to live and work. They are secure places to raise children. They are cooperative places capable of great things. And they can only be built by people who understand how to communicate and resolve their differences. The Dispute Resolution Center of West Michigan helps people weave a strong fabric of community that brings peace and joy to life.
We help people solve their differences peacefully and constructively, using the services of a trained mediator. This mediator brings both parties together for discussion, and together they create their own solution to the problem. We can help in nearly any type of situation, including landlord-tenant disputes, educational issues, parenting disputes, employee grievances, disagreements between neighbors, small claims issues, and many more. Scroll down… and explore the rest of our website to learn how mediation can help.
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