Using the DOVE Screening Tool
This training is designed to introduce mediators to a new domestic violence screening tool called DOVE and is accredited by the Virginia Supreme Court for two hours of continuing education towards recertification. New research reveals that there are at least two categories of male partner violence that have very different implications concerning Divorce Mediation. DOVE takes these differences into account and also offers integrated safety intervention plans for managing risk. Participants in this workshop will practice using the DOVE instrument.
Other topics addressed during the 2 hour course are:
1. Challenges facing mediators concerning domestic violence
2. Reasons why using mediation with domestic violence victims is controversial
3. What you need to know as a mediator should a victim of domestic violence wish to mediate
4. A comparison of the two processes available to victims of domestic violence, divorce mediation and the adversarial process through the court system
5. Problems with previous screening tools.
6. Safety plan interventions and how to use them
7. Categories that should never be mediated
The questionnaire used for the DOVE screening, risk assessment score sheets and safety plan interventions can be emailed to participants and downloaded for your use should you decide to use this valuable tool. This course provides the knowledge mediators need to decide whether or not to accept cases involving domestic violence due to the potential danger for the abused party as well as for the mediator.
If you are interested in bringing this training to your group, call Jennifer Orenic at 540-743-7943 or send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org for more information and pricing.
Advanced Domestic Violence