Sue Bronson Mediation Services

Elder Mediation Training – Agenda

Day 1  

  • Context - Issues faced by elderly and their families
    • Medical care, Financial security, Living arrangements
    • Mediator Self Assessment of Bias
  • Mental and physical effects of aging
  • Elder Mediation Process
    • Knowledge and skills of the Mediator
    • Multi party dynamics; family dynamics
    • Pre mediation and screening
    • Developing a team
    • Capacity to mediate 
  • Elder abuse, neglect, and exploitation
  • Ethics regarding abuse and capacity
    • Mediation Practice: Elder care mediation: Jones Family

Day 2 

  • Intake and Screening procedures 
    • Practice: screening  
  • Ethical issues and challenges
    • Modification to mediation process
  • Mediation in the context of legal issues
    • Laws, processes, terminology, resources
    • Wills, POAs, Trusts
    • Medicare, Medicaid, Social Security, SSI, spend down
    • Estate planning and mediator competency
    • Important red flags
  • Mediation Practice: Financial management mediation: Bessie Smith

Day 3

  • Adult Guardianship
    • Legal terminology, issues, and process
    • Risk of loss of rights or benefits
  • Alternatives to Guardianship
  • More Ethical issues and challenges
    • Mediation Practice: Adult Guardianship: O’Conner family
  • Community resources and Professional Development
  • Marketing your practice: Nuts and bolts

The materials and class meet the Association for Conflict Resolution Elder Mediation Section Training Objectives for Elder Mediation.