Community Mediation Services of Anderson County has early fall training for those interested in becoming a volunteer mediator.
“You will learn new skills while you help others,” a press release said.
“CMS’s four mediation programs make very real differences in the lives of youth and families in our community,” the release said. “Our mediators say amazing things happen at the mediation table when people arrive to discuss often difficult issues and leave with a solution they have all agreed upon.”
Training for Basic Mediation Skills is scheduled for Friday, August 21, from 5-9 p.m. and Saturday, August 22, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Following Basic Training, participants can train in one of the four program specific mediations: Attendance (Truancy) Mediation, Visitation Mediation, VORP (Victim Offender Mediation), or Teen/Parent Mediation.
“After training, volunteer mediators may invest as little as four hours a month helping others and making a difference in our community,” the press release said.
You can call CMS at (865) 463-6888 or email them at [email protected] to reserve your place in Basic Mediation Training. Visit peacefulresolution.org for more information about Community Mediation Services.
Early Fall 2015 Training Schedule (Note: there is no fee for training)
- Basic Mediation Skills: August 21 and August 22 (required to start)
- Attendance Mediation Skills (truancy): September 11 and September 12
- Visitation Mediation Skills (creating parenting plans): September 25 and September 26
- All trainings take place on Fridays 5-9 p.m. and Saturdays 9 a.m.-5 p.m.
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