Family Mediation Bridge Training

Family mediation is an empowering process for people separating or divorcing. District courts throughout Minnesota require parties filing for divorce to consider alternative dispute resolution processes during the course of their court case. If you are already a trained civil mediator and are interested in becoming trained to mediate family mediation cases, completion of this class means you are eligible to apply to be on the Minnesota Rule 114 Family Facilitative Hybrid Qualified Neutral Roster.

In this class we will cover: family law; psychological issues of adults and children in divorce; domestic abuse; financial and property issues, and mediator ethics in family cases. Class also includes role plays, coaching and debriefing.

Dates:  May 7-9, 2024 

Time:  8 a.m.-5 p.m. plus two additional hours to be determined later

Location: SCSU, Riverview Room 205

Cost:  $700.00

CEU certificate (26 hours) for educators, social workers, etc. will be available.


Instructor:  R. Jeffrey Ringer

R. Jeffrey RingerProfessor and Chair of the Communication Studies Department at SCSU.  Jeff is a Qualified Neutral under Rule 114 of the Minnesota General Rules of Practice and has taught mediation for over ten years.  He also teaches courses in conflict management, family communication, and alternative forms of third party intervention.  He is a volunteer mediator for the Conflict Resolution Center and operates a ballroom dance studio in his free time.

Questions:  Contact Jeff Ringer, ringer@stcloudstate.edu


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