About the Training:
As families face issues related to aging, they often grapple with important decisions about a range of topics such as living arrangements, care giving, driving, family communication, medical care, Powers of Attorney / Health Care Proxies / Guardianship / Conservatorship, financial planning, estate planning, family real estate, and personal property distribution. Conversations around these issues can be emotionally charged and complex.
This program teaches mediators skills and techniques for:
- working with families in conflict around these and other issues,
- convening multi-party family mediations, and
- facilitating consensus.
Cases involving adult families are challenging and rewarding on a number of levels. We will discuss how this practice area differs from other types of mediation and how mediators can add these cases to their roster of services by making thoughtful accommodations for their clients and through active and focused marketing and outreach.
The skills, techniques, and principles discussed in the training are transferable to mediation in other contexts, and past participants have often remarked about the mediation “gems” they have received and “aha moments” they have experienced that have helped deepen their mediation work. Participants have also commented on the value of the program in providing a safe place to learn about and discuss sensitive information applicable to their own families (as well as to their potential clients) with guest experts in the fields of aging life care, estate planning, and elder law.
Join trainers Arline Kardasis and Crystal Thorpe, along with guest presenters, for three days packed with content, skill-building, role plays, and opportunities to interact with fellow participants (who often travel from around the world to attend).
For more information, to read testimonials, and to save $100 with an early registration discount, visit www.ElderDecisions.com/pg19.cfm
New Strategies for Intake and Convening
Working with Large, Dispersed Family Groups
Managing Multiple Stakeholders and Multiple Issues
Including the Voice of the Elder
Marketing / Getting the Word Out
Challenges of Aging
Mental & Physical Effects of Aging
Coping with Loss
Caregiving and Aging Families
Long Term Care Options for Elders
Planning for Financial Management
Medical Decision Making
Long Term Care Costs, and Options for Paying for Care
Guardianship and Alternatives
Exercises to Develop Skills for Specific Phases of the Process
Trainers’ Demonstration of Start of Family Meeting
Multi-Party Role Plays Featuring “True-to-Life” Scenarios
Location & Lodging:
Held at The Walker Center, a lovely Bed & Breakfast and Conference Center in Newton, MA, near Boston. Lodging available on-site ($60 to $95 per night; room rates subject to change).
Note: For room reservations at The Walker Center, if rooms don't appear to be available online at www.walkerctr.org, please contact the center directly by phone at 617-969-3919. A limited number of rooms are being held for our group, on a first-come, first-served basis, and are not available for booking through the online reservation system.
For rooms outside of the Walker Center, the closest hotels are the Boston Marriott Newton (1.1 miles) and the Hotel Indigo (0.6 miles).
Cost & Registration:
$895 (or $795 if paid by extended early registration deadline of September 27th). Includes lunches, snacks, and course materials.
To register, visit: www.ElderDecisions.com/pg19.cfm.
* This training is approved under Part 146 by the New York State Unified Court System's Office of ADR Programs for 16 hours of Additional Mediation Training. (Please note that final placement on any court roster is at the discretion of the local Administrative Judge and participation in a course that is either approved or pending approval does not guarantee placement on a local court roster.)
* This course has been approved by the State Vermont for 21.25 hours of continuing legal education credits, including 19.25 hours general credits and 2.0 hours ethics credits. Attorneys should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
* Social Work Continuing Education Credits: This program has been approved for Continuing Education Credits for relicensure in the period of October 1, 2018 - September 30, 2020, in accordance with 258 CMR, as follows: 21.25 hours for all 3 days. Boston University School of Social Work Authorization Number B-20-053.
* Past trainees have successfully applied for other state-specific Continuing Legal Education credits. Please inquire for details.