#RenoACR15: Introduction to Elder Mediation

This year’s Association for Conflict Resolution (ACR) national conference features more than 120 speakers on diverse conflict resolution topics in over 75 sessions.  Join more than 400 other conflict resolution practitioners this October in Reno, Nevada from October 7-10.

Here is a brief glimpse of four of the many exciting sessions that are being offered:

Elder mediation is a new and growing mediation practice area. Have you ever thought of adding this practice area? As parents and loved ones age, family disputes often arise over care issues or long term planning. Because the population is aging there will be increased demand for mediators with the necessary experience and skills for this area. This workshop will present the unique qualities of elder mediation practice that practitioners need to understand to gain the necessary skills and knowledge to practice in this area. We will discuss the challenging family dynamics, unusual ethical issues this area presents, assessments of necessary modifications to accommodate participants with disabilities, and safety issues if elder abuse is present. The centrality of the presence of the elder in the mediation will be discussed. Come to this introductory session to learn all about elder mediation. What is it? What are the unique challenges in this area of practice? How does a typical elder mediation case proceed? The presenters will provide an overview of all these issues as well as the basics of starting an elder mediation practice. We will include a mix of presentation, discussion, interaction and a demonstration role play.


Joan Braun

Read more here: http://reno.acrnet.org/37 ;

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