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October 13, 2022 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm EDT

Online Only Seminar

Sponsored by The Florida Bar Alternative Dispute Resolution and Family Law Sections

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Course Number: 6567
CLE Credit: 1.5 General
Certification Credit: 1.5 Marital and Family Law

To enhance the awareness of lawyers and mediators as to the presence of domestic and interpersonal violence.  This course will expose them to the warning signs, discuss myths about domestic violence, and provide information on services available to victims and perpetrators.

This training will address serious concerns about issues of safety, power imbalances, and the strategies for managing both victims and aggressors during mediation.


• Welcome & Introductions
Susan Carlini, Program Coordinator, PBC Victim Services – Victim Advocate at Palm Beach County Victim Services.
Jacqueline Jackson, Project Coordinator, PBC Victim Services- Victim Advocate at Palm Beach County Victim Services.
Nicole Martinez-Collazo, Victim Advocate, PBC Victim Services- Victim Advocate at Palm Beach County Victim Services.

• Defining Domestic Violence/Sexual Violence/Dating Violence/Stalking – 20 minutes
o Statistics
o Types of Abuse
o Domestic Violence Cycle
o Legal Definitions
o Stalking/Cyberstalking
o Strangulation
o Psychological Abuse

• Domestic Violence in Family Cases – 15 minutes
 – Domestic Violence Issues for Mediators and Guiding Principles
o How to recognize domestic violence
o Behaviors of the aggressor
o Actions of the victim
– Identifying strategies to handle/manage domestic violence in mediation
o Pre-mediation screening
o Set up of the room(s)
o Safety measures

• Implications of Domestic Abuse for Safety and parenting 20 minutes
o Safety Concerns
o Economic Concerns
o Immediate Parenting Concerns
o Risk Assessment Factors

• Challenges Facing Victims – 15 minutes
o Power imbalances
o Finances
o Isolation
o Why don’t they leave?

• Overview of DV Services and Available Community Resources – 15 minutes
o Advocacy
o Safety planning
o Victims compensation
o Relocation
o Danger assessment
o Needs assessment

• Questions & Answers – 5 minutes



October 13, 2022
12:00 pm - 1:30 pm EDT
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The business of the Family Law Section, whether informal or formal, shall not be recorded in any manner, through any medium, at any time by any participants without the prior written consent from the Section Chair. However, if you are a person with a disability who needs accommodations in order to participate in Section activities, you are entitled to the provision of certain assistance. Please contact the Family Law Section Chair at least seven (7) days before the event to request accommodations.