CE Co-parenting Education Impact on Mediation

Title: CE Co-parenting Education Impact on Mediation

“CE Co-parenting Education Impact on Mediation” mediator continuation education is presented by Tennessee Valley Mediation Association (TVMA) and Frances Burns-Clemmons.

Come hear and discuss this professional’s perspective on mediation.

This class is pending approval for 1 hour of CME credit.


August 21 2018 – 6:00 pm to 7:00 pm | Social starts at 5:30 pm with food and beverages.


Middlebrook Mediation and Training Center, 2117 Middlebrook Pike, Knoxville, TN 37921


$5 TVMA members | $20 non-members |$0 for non-credit attendance


Email marketing@tnmediators.com

Who should attend:

Anyone needing continuous education for general, legal, and ethics credits to improve their mediator skills.

Class Content:

Co-Parenting class contents are determined by law in Tennessee, and are required for divorcing parents with children 18 years or under. Additionally, Juvenile Court in Knox County now requires co-parenting classes for never-married parents, which represents 50% of today’s parents.

When undertaken prior to mediation, many family mediators and parents themselves believe that co-parenting classes positively impact the likelihood of a voluntary agreement in mediation and a more realistic parenting plan.

What is it about co-parenting classes that makes that difference?  An in-depth discussion of the content and outcome of co-parenting and how it leads to successful outcomes in the mediation process will be the focus of this presentation.

Effective mediation relies on each party’s understanding of the process, the options under discussion and their ability to give voluntary consent.

About the Presenter:

Frances Burns-Clemmons, TN Supreme Court Approved, Rule 31 listed Family & Civil Mediator, and Founder of DOVE Family Services, an organization concerned about children and families which provides qualified co-parenting classes for divorcing couples, as well as unmarried parents with children.

She is an experienced professional with a Master’s Degree from University of TN and trained in “How Divorce Affects Children,” Domestic Violence, Psychology, and Family Studies

Tennessee Valley Mediation Association (TVMA)

Tennessee Valley Mediation Association is a 501(c) non-profit organization with the mission to provide Rule 31 mediation training and continuous education for existing and prospective professionals wanting to perform mediation services. The TVMA offers Rule 31 training in civil and family law.

Anyone needing continuous education for general, legal, and ethics credits may attend on the third Tuesday of each month. The time is 6:00 – 7:00 pm.

For more information visit www.tnmediators.com.


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