What is Child Inclusive Mediation?
Child Inclusive Mediation is a specialized form of mediation created by Dr. Jennifer McIntosh over years of research that is built upon evidence-based practice and clinical frameworks with the goal of increasing the stability and durability of parenting plans to assist children who are adjusting to life post-divorce.
Why is this form of mediation effective?
Child Inclusive Mediation is based on evidence that informs us that focusing on the needs of the children involved in divorce or separation need to have their voices heard and need to become the focus of any perspective resolutions that may occur through the mediation process. CIM gives children the right to present their wishes in family law proceedings that will greatly impact their lives, and also affords them the ability to have their experiences thoughtfully considered by their parents and other professionals involved in the mediation process.
What training is required to utilize Child Inclusive Mediation?
Child Inclusive Mediation is a specialized and strong intervention technique that requires additional training. A mediator that uses this technique is required to have the requisite 40-hour civil mediation training in addition to 18 hours of specialized training specifically in this form of mediation.
Lindsay completed her 40-hour civil mediation training from the Mediation Center in Minneapolis, MN and also completed the additional certification to be designated as a Child Inclusive Mediator. Currently, Lindsay is the only mediator in Central South Dakota with this designation and one of the only mediators in the state with this additional training.
If you have questions about Child Inclusive Mediation and if it could be beneficial for use during your mediation process, please contact Lindsay via phone or email for more information.