Domestic violence (DV) is prevalent and gendered. It is a pattern of power and control over a person exercised through manipulation, isolation, coercion/threats, and intimidation. In cases involving DV, mediation does not work and can even be unsafe and harmful. In this webinar, we’ll dive into what domestic violence is and explore how mediators can assess parties’ dynamics when screening for domestic violence. We’ll also discuss the dangers of mediating the wrong case and why making DV screening ubiquitous in mediation is so important.
In this webinar, you will:
- Learn about the pattern of power and control and the various ways of control
- Have tools to improve how you screen for DV in your mediation cases
- Have a better understanding of assessing the risks of mediation in cases involving DV