Tuesday, March 27
March 2012: Mediator SIG Update
On February 8, 2012, the Mediator Special Interest Group sponsored a continuing education event at the NASW Illinois Chapter training center on Marriage and Family Mediation: How Divorce Affects Children at Different Ages. The other sponsoring organizations were the Association for Conflict Resolution, Chicago Chapter, and the Center for Conflict Resolution. Expert panelists discussed the history and structure of family mediation services in Illinois; child development and considerations for mediating joint parenting agreements; and approaches for working with children at risk. Participants learned specific skills for working with parents and children in mediation.
Expert panelists included NASW Illinois members Tammy Daniele and Margaret Powers, recipient of the 2012 Lifetime Achievement Award for the NASW Illinois Chapter Northeastern District .