Virginia Mediation Network to Host Educational Program for Mediators

Roanoke, VA, March 23, 2016 --( On Tuesday, March 29, 2016, Attorney/Mediator, Brenda Waugh, will facilitate a program developed with the Virginia Mediation Network as a part of a series of regional educational programs, presented throughout Virginia during the month of March. Brenda Waugh, a member of the Board of Directors of VMN, has worked with experts to create the program that addresses ethical issues raised when mediation involves children.

The program will be presented by Ms. Waugh at the Hollins Branch Library in Roanoke, Virginia from 11:30 a.m. until 2:00 p.m. on March 29, 2016. The cost is $25.00 for members of the Virginia Mediation Network and includes lunch for participants. The program is approved by Dispute Resolution Services for 2.0 credits in CME focusing on ethics. The program is also available to non-members at an increased cost.

In developing the program, Ms. Waugh called on the experience of some experts in the field to help mediators struggling with issues such as reporting child abuse and neglect, involving children in mediation and calculating child support without engaging in the practice of law. Those appearing on the panel include Jim Pope, J.D., Andrea Palmisano, M.A., and James McCauley, J.D.

The format of the program includes a video panel discussion produced by VMN that is interwoven with on-site discussions by the participants. Ms. Waugh will be facilitating an on-site discussion at the session scheduled on March 29, 2016, in Roanoke, Virginia. For information contact Ms. Waugh at or 304-263-6601 or the Virginia Mediation Network at or 571-399-8660.
Brenda Waugh