OAFM & FDRIO Accredited Course
Screening for Domestic Violence, Abuse and Power Imbalances

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Overview of Course

This 21 hour course is designed for social workers, psychologists, lawyers and other professionals who are engaged in mediation, family arbitration and parenting co-ordination. Participants will learn about the following issues:

  • The Arbitration Act, 1991
  • Ontario Regulation 134/07
  • Screening Reports
  • Screening tools for mediators, family arbitrators and parenting co-ordinators
  • The Attorney General’s mandatory screening requirements relating to family arbitrations
  • Screening clients into mediation, arbitration and parenting co-ordination
  • Screening clients out of mediation, arbitration and parenting co-ordination
  • Setting up safe mediations and arbitrations
  • Safely terminating mediations and arbitrations
  • Best practices for mediators, arbitrators and parenting co-ordinators

Participants will have the opportunity to engage in role play to practice screening techniques and strategies in a variety of contexts.

  • This workshop has been accredited by the OAFM
  • This workshop meets the Attorney General for Ontario’s mandatory training requirements for family arbitrators (initial training and continuing education requirements).
  • OASW Professional Competency Credits may be received through this course (Members should check eligibility for reimbursement up to $500 through the OASW).


Instructor:     Kathryn d’Artois, LL.B., C.S. (Family Law), AccFM, FDRP Med Arb PC FDRIO

Date:                TBA

Location:         Ottawa, ON (specific location to be announced)

Cost:                $950 + HST


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