Mediate BC Releases Second Edition of Distance Mediation Guide

November 21, 2012

Mediate BC has published a second edition of its electronic publication, “Mediating from a Distance: Suggested Practice Guidelines for Family Mediators”.

From the announcement:

“This second edition of Mediating from a Distance updates and expands on the guidelines published previously by the Project, highlighting the knowledge gained during its third phase.  It provides a new and exciting emphasis on how to mediate using video and web conferencing technology, as well as offering additional suggestions for mediating with other types of technologies.  While they are primarily intended as a resource for family mediators who wish to incorporate distance mediation into their practice, it is hoped that these guidelines will also serve as a launching point for further discussion and study of this rapidly developing, fascinating field.

Mediate BC plans to use the new guidelines as a foundation for a training program in distance mediation, developed in collaboration with a number of our partners.  Stay tuned for more information about that exciting initiative.”

The publication is a “compilation of the knowledge acquired by the Society’s Distance Family Mediation Project on the topic of how to conduct family mediation “from a distance”, using technology”. The project was funded by the Law Foundation of BC and culminated in June 2012. See more information on the new release at the Mediate BC Blog.

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