Our Family offers a social service and behavioral health curriculum appropriate for employees of both for-profit and non-profit agencies. C.O.R.E (Comprehensive Orientation & Required Education) is a 27 hour training that may be taken in its entirety, or you may choose the topics you need.
Like basic training for all level of workers in social services, C.O.R.E. covers social issues such as homelessness, violence, addiction, domestic violence, child/elder abuse and LGBT awareness. It also includes training in communications skills, conflict resolution, crisis intervention, ethics, boundaries, confidentiality, HIPAA, suicide assessment/intervention and risk management.
Our next C.O.R.E. will be April 7, 14, 21, and 28, 2015. Download a registration form.
For more information, or if you would like to discuss possibilities for receiving this training, contact Agency Trainer Karen Largent (520) 323-1708 x 111.
Our 42-hour basic-skills mediation course prepares participants to mediate a variety of workplace and personal conflicts. Course includes theory, communication skills, mediation process and techniques, and ethical standards along with extensive practice. This course is open to anyone who would like to increase their skill in dealing with conflict. There is no prerequisite for this course. If you are interested in volunteering with our Community Mediation Program you are required to take this course before submitting an application. Note: You must attend all six days to receive your certificate. The training is limited to 20 participants.
We are actively recruiting people to become mediators who are in one of the following categories: Bilingual Spanish, Tribal members, veterans and members of immigrant communities. We have limited scholarships available, the deadline is February 16, 2015. Contact Catherine at: ctornbom@OurFamilyServices.org.
Basic Mediation Training
March 5, 6, 7, and 11, 12, 13, 2015
Hours: 8:30 am to 4:30 pm
Location: Our Family Services, Bellevue Office, North Conference Room
3830 E. Bellevue Street
Want to register? Click here to complete the registration form.
Mediation has provided mediation services and training since 1979. Contact us for information. Group discounts available.
This training prepares you to facilitate an Elder Circle, a safe and respectful discussion group where people in the second half of their lives share their stories and discuss important topics. Contact us for more information.
Elder Circles Facilitation Training
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This two-day workshop provides communication tools for mediators, managers, teachers and anyone else who would like to learn and practice skills to handle conflict with more ease and understanding. Guest instructor Sylvia Haskvitz will share how to truly listen with empathy without mixing in your own opinions and judgments, as well as how to say what you mean with greater clarity. This training offers highly interactive and experiential learning with practice, role-plays and small group activities.
Learn how to be honest without insulting people.
Demonstrate how to handle conflict with confidence and transform anger into positive communication.
Differentiate between requests and demands.
Assess the needs behind criticism and blame.
Practice the mantra, "It's not about me, it's about needs."
Learn how to deepen those relationships that are already working well.
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Advanced Nonviolent Communication (NVC) Training
Dig Deeper…This two-day workshop will bring clarity on how what you think, say, and do impacts your relationship with yourself and others. Bring your NVC skills to a new level as you transform habits and patterns that are not serving you and those you interact with at work, in your family, and in your community.
- Appreciate how living in harmony with NVC values and skills leads to increased connection with yourself and others
- Understand triggers and how they connect with underlying needs
- Clearly differentiate needs and strategies
- Identify feelings and needs more easily and increase feeling and need vocabulary
- Recognize the value of celebration and explore the dynamics of grief
- Demonstrate how to give and receive feedback
Guest instructor Sylvia Haskvitz will share how to truly listen with empathy without mixing in your own opinions and judgments, as well as how to say what you mean with greater clarity. This training offers highly interactive and experiential learning with practice, role-plays and small group activities and facilitated meetings.
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Contact Leslie Bosch at 323-1708 x 122 or email email@example.com for more information.