A 3-day skill-building course in mediating conflicts between Teens and their parents or guardians

Combining theory and practice, this is an engaging and intensive skill building course for professionals and community members. Participants will learn how to use the 8-stage interest-based parent-teen mediation model to navigate family conflicts between teens and their parents or guardians.  

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2019 Parent-Teen Mediation Training:
March 13th - 15th
From 9:00AM - 6:00PM

Course fee: $350, $300 for those registered by February 15th by 5:00PM ($100 deposit needed to register)
*Discount available for active Dispute Resolution Center Practicum Students and Mediators.
Balance must be paid in full to take advantage of the Early Bird Rate.
Prerequisite: 36-40 hours of Professional Mediation Training

Cancellation Policy: 

a.  Cancellations made more than 4 weeks in advance of the first session (prior to the early bird deadline) are eligible for a full refund, less $100 deposit.  

b.    Cancellations made within 4 weeks of the first session, will not be eligible for a refund but may be able to transfer registration to a future training, pending space availability.

Course Instructors

Emily Machin-Mayes, Youth Program Manager - Emily is a trainer and mediator, bringing conflict resolution education to youth, educators, and community members since 2011. She co-manages the Parent-Teen Mediation Program and holds a Masters Certificate in Restorative Practices from the International Institute for Restorative Practices.

Luke Wiesner, Mediation Program Manager - Luke is a trainer and mediator for the Whatcom Dispute Resolution Center.  He co-manages the DRC Parent-Teen Mediation Program and supports the development of the DRC’s mediation programs.  He has provided conflict and communication training and mediation to parents and teens since 2015.

Additional presenters include: Certified mediators, Psychologists, Western Washington University Professors, and other WDRC staff or community members.