Example of Learning requirements

Helping parents/families communicate more effectively with each other;

1. Helping parents to be aware of how their children are being impacted by the adults around them;
2. Helping parents ease the negativity/bitterness/hurt – and keep the children’s needs central;
3. Agreeing ground rules/basic expectations with parents; and
4. How to work between two houses – establishing boundaries.

*All requests for external training will be discussed and designed for trainees particular needs.

Matching FMNI training topics to training needs
Topic Specific Areas Need
Mediation Process Overview

Mediation as assisted decision-making/assisted negotiation

Agreement to Mediate (boundary setting; managing expectations)

1, 4, 5
Communication Refresher on Communication Theory

Use of Language (reframing, empathetic responses, questioning styles etc)

1, 3, 4, 5
Co-Parenting Parenting Plans

Use of SMART agreements

Reality testing

2, 3, 4, 5
Needs of Children Risk & Resilience Factors

The Voice of the Child

Strategies to focus parents on children’s needs

2, 3, 4
Couple Dynamics Loss & Grief


1, 2, 3, 4
Conflict Overview of Conflict & Conflict Resolution Theory

Conflict Mapping

Understanding Conflict Styles

Dealing with High Conflict

1, 2, 4,
Linking theory to practice Re-orientation in values

Skills practice