Veterans Mediation Opened to fire and Police. You do not have to be a Veteran
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FREE mediation training for veterans’ serving veterans is made possible through funding from the Commonwealth’s Legislature administered by the MA Department of Veterans Services.
This training is recommended by Department of Veteran Services’ Secretary Francisco Urena.
Veterans’ mediation training is customized to address the needs of veterans and their families.
In May of 2007, Quabbin Mediation launched Veterans Mediation. Members understand the military experience and have the skills to provide mediation services to veterans, active military, National Guard and Reserves, and their families. There are now more than 500 people trained through Veterans Mediation, including Veterans Service Officers, VA staff, veterans advisors in higher education, veterans employment representatives, staff of organizations serving veterans, active military, MA National Guard, Reserves, etc.
Benefits of Veterans Mediation
Veterans Mediating for Veterans is far more effective compared to similar services provided by non-veterans.
Housing/Homelessness: Mediation substantially reduces the probability of veterans becoming homeless, helps families retain housing and stabilizes at-risk households.
Family and Children: The long-term positive effect of mediation for families and parent/child communication is helpful for veterans.
Employment: A living wage job is essential for veterans’ security. Most work-based mediations reached complete settlement.
Trauma: Mediation skills helpful in managing PTSD and anxiety include de-escalation, breaking down complex situations into manageable parts, self-determination, finding common ground, and reaching fair agreements.
Veterans Mediation Training Levels Offered
(All trainings are free of charge to veterans, Guard, Reserve, active duty, family members)
35-hour Professional Mediation Training leading to certification
5 days, 8:30 am to 4:00 pm
Mount Wachusett Community College, Gardner
March 13, 20, 27, Apr 3, 10, (17)
6-hour Mediation Skills Training
Active listening, finding common ground, bias awareness. More TBD
Fall River, 12/5/2019
Mt. Wachusett Community College, 1/17/2020