Cross-Border Family Mediation (CBFM) Training
September 4 - September 10$1,300.00 – $1,900.00
About this Training
The MiKK 50-hour advanced CBFM training course aims to qualify practicing family mediators to mediate crossborder family disputes, including international child abduction, access and custody cases. The course will cover the relevant legal aspects of international family conflicts, differences in national family legislation, the 1980 and 1996 Hague Conventions, the Brussels IIa Regulation & the new Brussles IIb (Recast) Regulation which will enter into force in August 2022. The new Regulation will require judges to consider referring parents to mediation in all cases concerning children and in particular in international child abduction cases! Participants will be introduced to tools and methodologies for mediating high conflict cross-border family disputes with the aim of safeguarding the best interest of the child. Other key topics featured in this training include: Culture and Conflict Resolution, Bi-lingualism and Mediation, Guidelines to Co-mediation, the Voice of the Child in Mediation and Online Mediation. Drawing on the participants’ experience, we will examine the issues involved when mediating across cultures. The training employs a variety of teaching formats including input lectures, small group work, discussion and film material. Case studies and role-plays form an integral part of the course. Interdisciplinary cooperation is a key aspect of the course.
A team of international, multi-disciplinary trainers who are experts in their respective fields and have handson experience will lead this highly interactive training course, aiming to equip international mediators with the required knowledge, skills and tools to mediate complex cross-border family disputes.
MiKK is the leading international training provider in the field of cross-border family mediation, having provided training in the field for more than 15 years. The standardized training concept was co-developed in the EU co-financed project Training in International Family Mediation (TIM) and MiKK piloted it in 2010. Over the past 12 years MiKK has continually adapted, improved and updated its CBFM training so as to keep abreast of any changes in the mediation landscape, recent legal developments and to incorporate the feedback of international participants. So far, Mediators from over 50 countries have successfully completed the MiKK CBFM training which regularly receives highly positive reviews.