Eldercaring Coordination Training Offered

This practical training focuses on the skills required to be an eldercaring coordinator, a conflict resolution specialist in the area of eldercare. The training will build on family and elder mediation foundations to explain how the eldercaring coordinator uses mediation, problem-solving skills, education, community resources, and the limited authority granted by the court to address aggravated situations, frequently in the context of family disputes. The training will address the effects of high conflict, litigious, and vindictive behaviors on the elder as well as family members and other stakeholders, and how to manage these behaviors within the family unit. It will also cover exploitation, neglect and abuse of elders, domestic violence, substance abuse, as well as cognition issues in the elderly.

Upon completion of this training, participants will be able to explain all of the following:

  1. Eldercaring coordination concepts;
  2. Process to identify possible elder abuse, neglect, exploitation and family violence and their implications on the eldercaring coordination process;
  3. The elder adult within the context of the eldercaring coordination process;
  4. Capacity considerations for the eldercaring coordination process and supportive decision-making;
  5. The eldercaring coordination process and procedures necessary for safe and open environment conducive to the resolution of high conflict disputes;
  6. Eldercaring coordination person-centered, trauma informed techniques;
  7. Elder law and court interface pertaining to the eldercaring coordination process;
  8. Family dynamics and diversity within the context of the eldercaring coordination process;
  9. Ethical considerations pertaining to eldercaring coordination;
  10. Resources and professional supports for the elder and family as well as the eldercaring coordination process;
  11. Eldercaring coordination within the context of research and Eldercaring Coordination Pilot Sites.

Who Should Attend

  • Individuals that meet the qualifications to be an eldercaring coordinator & submit an Application Form.
    • Attendees interested in serving as eldercaring coordinators (ECs) must have completed the prerequisite trainings and have met the educational and practical requirements. Upon registration for this training, you will be asked to complete and submit an Application Form.
  • Probate Judges & Probate Court Staff
  • Pilot Site Administrators

Course Dates and Times

February 19-21, 2019
2/19 from 8:00 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.
2/20 from 8:00 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.
2/21 from 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

Cost: $800 per person


OC Human Relations:
1801 E. Edinger Suite 165
Santa Ana, 92705

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Sue Bronson, M.S., LCSW, Co-Chair of the Eldercaring Coordination Initiative, is a mediator, trainer, and psychotherapist in private practice in Milwaukee, WI since 1983 mediating family, elder, and workplace disputes. Sue has thirty-five years mediation experience helping people engage in quality conversations. Ms. Bronson teaches mediation at the University of Wisconsin – Milwaukee School of Continuing Education and has been a regular guest instructor for mediation classes taught at regional law schools. Sue is the lead author of Self-Assessment Tool for Mediators translated into three languages. Sue was a charter member of the Wisconsin Association of Mediators, served on the Academy of Family Mediators board, is a past Chair of the Association for Conflict Resolution (ACR) Family Section and past Co-Chair of the ACR Elder Section. Currently, Sue is a committee chair on the American Bar Association Task Force on Elder Abuse Screening Tool for Mediators.

Linda Fieldstone, M.Ed., Co-Chair of the Eldercaring Coordination Initiative, is former Supervisor of Family Court Services for the 11th Judicial Circuit, Miami-Dade County, Florida, and was instrumental in the development of parenting coordination. She is past President of the Association of Family and Conciliation Courts (AFCC) and its Florida Chapter (FLAFCC); Secretary of the AFCC Task Force on Parenting Coordination which provided guidelines in 2005 and currently on their Task Force to update standards, and the Florida Supreme Court ADR Rules and Policy Committee. She has written articles and been involved in research, training and consultation internationally on court services implementation, high conflict families, empirically based parenting plans, and parenting and eldercaring coordination. Ms. Fieldstone is currently servicing the community through Family Resolutions, LLC, to provide conflict resolution opportunities directly to families of all ages before, during or after court actions.

For more information contact Kathy Shimizu at 714-480-6581 or email [email protected]