NEXT MEETING October 29, 2019
PROGRAM TOPIC: The A-Z’s of Mediating Families with a History of Domestic
Violence. Abbie Godles walks through how families with a history of domestic violence can both pursue mediation and succeed in it. She starts with identifying domestic violence through screening, discusses the importance of analyzing the specific history of domestic violence within a given family, and offers practice tips and suggestions for adapting the mediation process and structuring agreements on children’s issues to overcome the respective history of domestic violence.
PRESENTER: Abbie L. Godles received her J.D. from Roger Williams University School of Law and her M.S. in Forensic Psychology, with an emphasis in Family Violence, from Walden University. She uses her unique background to bring a healing touch to family mediation and strives for a holistic approach to divorce and separation when mental illness, family violence, or other heightened conflict exists. Abbie’s goal in practice is to empower families through mediation and legal drafting assistance to leave contention in the past and take control of their own futures, while ensuring they have professional knowledge behind them to make the best decisions for their respective family dynamics and situation. Further, as a “Xennial” herself, Abbie endeavors to remind the younger generations that just because they’re not a traditional Norman Rockwell family, doesn’t mean they aren’t families in need of help with these issues. She’s currently Program Co-Chair of MCAFM, working to bring like-minded professionals to educate the group on all aspects of life that relate to family mediation.
PLACE: BLUEWATER GRILL
1720 E. Camelback Road
Phoenix, AZ 85016
TIME: Registration and Networking at 11:30 a.m.
Meeting is 11:45 p.m. – 1:15 p.m.
RSVP: RSVP at www.mcafm.org – Events – Monthly Meeting by noon on the Friday preceding the meeting date.
COST: $25.00 for members who RSVP on time. $30.00 for non-members and members who
miss the deadline. YOU MAY PAY AT THE DOOR.
CLE: This program may provide up to one (1) continuing education credit hour based upon
a sixty (60) minute hour.
CANCELLATIONS: You must cancel 48 hours prior to the meeting date. If you RSVP “yes” and do not cancel in time, you will be charged the applicable fee stated above. You may cancel your RSVP online. Contact Michelle Buonincontri, Membership Chair, 48 hours prior to the meeting date, if you are having difficulty cancelling online at Michelle@BeingMindfulinDivorce.com.