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Virginia Mediation Network Concludes Spring Mini-Conference with Webinar


Local attorney and Virginia Mediation Network board member, Brenda Waugh, announced today that VMN will hold the final session of spring mini-conference via webinar, on Tuesday, May 3 at 1:30 p.m Organized by board members, including, Ms. Waugh, the session will focus the impact of trauma in mediation.

Martinsburg, WV, April 20, 2016 --(PR.com)-- Martinsburg attorney and Virginia Mediation Network board member, Brenda Waugh, announced today that VMN will hold the final session of spring mini-conference via webinar, on Tuesday, May 3 at 1:30 p.m. VMN board members, Mone Rowen-Ardura, Walter Mertz and Karen Richards have joined Brenda to design a series of presentations addressing issues involving children and mediation.

In this final session, participants will be introduced in how to construction a mediation process that is trauma-sensitive and trauma informed. This webinar will focus how members may deal with coming into mediation with experiences of trauma, how mediators are affected by secondary trauma, and how the court system can be traumatic and thereby impact some participants in mediation. While the speakers will address the impact on children, they will also provide a broad overview of the topic of trauma and mediation. The speakers will include Jamie E. Austin, the Regional Director for Pathways in Culpepper, Virginia and Shannon Sneary, a mediator with the Fairfield Center in Harrisonburg, Virginia. Due to the nature of the webinar, pre-registration is required no later than May 1!

The webinar will be a great follow-up to the prior events held this spring. The first session, addressing ethical issues involving children and mediation, took place throughout Virginia during the month of March. The meeting included a pre-recorded panel presentation by experts including Virginia State Bar Ethics Counsel, James M. McCauley, certified mediator Andrea Palmisano, and attorney James Q. Pope. On-site facilitators integrated live discussion with the pre-recorded session. The next session was conducted via a webinar on April 7, 2016, and addressed including children’s voices mediation. California retired judge, Hon. Leonard Edwards joined local expert and VMN board member Jennifer Phillips for the hour long discussion.

About Brenda Waugh, Attorney at Law, L.C.
Brenda Waugh, Attorney at Law, L.C. opened her office in Charles Town, West Virginia in 2000. Focusing on victim’s rights and alternative dispute resolution, she has also has offices in Martinsburg, West Virginia and Washington D.C. For more information visit http://www.brendawaugh.com

About the Virginia Mediation Network
VMN is the largest statewide mediation organization in Virginia. Servicing as the voice for professional mediators in Virginia, VMN strives to promote public understanding of conflict resolution services and provide its members with interdisciplinary knowledge and skills and a community to enhance their professional success.

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To learn more about VMN and the spring series contact:
Brenda Waugh
Brenda Waugh, Attorney at Law, L.C.
202 N. Charles Street
Charles Town, WV 25402
Office: (304) 728-3660
Fax: (866)731-8725
waugh@brendawaugh.com
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