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  • Family Relations (21 Hours): Self-Directed Learning
     January 9, 2024 - February 2, 2024
     12:00 am - 11:55 pm Eastern
  • Family Relations (21 Hours): Live Tutorials
     January 16, 2024
     4:00 pm - 6:30 pm Eastern
  • Family Relations (21 Hours): Live Tutorials
     January 23, 2024
     4:00 pm - 7:00 pm Eastern
  • Family Relations (21 Hours): Live Tutorials
     January 30, 2024
     4:00 pm - 7:00 pm Eastern

Location: Toronto, Ontario, Canada (Online)

Trainers: Jared Norton (MSW, Acc.FM) & Hilary Linton (JD, LL.M, Acc FM, Cert.FM., FDRP Arb/PC)

Organization Presenting the Program: Riverdale Mediation Ltd.


The Family Relations Course is an intensive two-day (FDRIO) or three-day (OAFM) course designed to meet new standards of accreditation for Family Mediator designation. The course is required for all non-mental health professionals. The course is designed to provide additional theory, understanding, and skills to address complex intimate partner and family-related issues, and mental health issues, which are present in Family Mediation. The course combines lecture, individual and group exercises, multimedia, and case examples.


• To provide a more comprehensive understanding of family systems theory, family relationships, and family dynamics.

• Develop additional knowledge and skills to address complex relational conflict, including intimate partner conflict, cross-generational conflict and conflict associated with the family of origin.

• Develop additional knowledge and skills to work with relational issues such as parent-child contact issues, issues of attachment, and post-separation conflict.

• Understanding contemporary family trends and developing skills to work with today’s Canadian family.

• Using Genograms, narrative and transformative mediation techniques, and other practice tools to assess clients and conflict, and to inform your mediation process.

• To enhance knowledge of Attachment Theory, Child Development, and special needs cases.

• To enhance knowledge of Mental Health related issues and develop skills to recognize and address mental issues when they present in mediation.

• To explore the full context of separation and divorce: statistics, causes of, impact on parties and children, and potential supports / resources.

• To enhance knowledge of grief and trauma, and how this can inform and strengthen your mediation process.

Email: [email protected]

Phone: 416-593-0210

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