Domestic Violence Curriculum Toolkit for Child Custody Mediators
The 85th Texas Legislature (2017) passed SB 539, requiring a minimum of four hours of domestic violence training for child custody mediators. This one-time training requirement set forth the minimum amount of education for mediation professionals on domestic violence consistent with child and survivor safety perspectives.
The new requirement nor receipt of training is not intended to be construed as an endorsement of the mediation process for all survivors of domestic violence.
This four-part web-based toolkit meets the new requirements per SB 539 for child custody mediators.
We recognize that online training is not ideal and encourage professionals to utilize this curriculum tool kit to provide in person trainings. TCFV Policy staff is available to provide support and technical assistance to trainers as well as local DV programs that are interested in providing the training in their communities. TCFV Policy staff may be available to offer this training in person at state-wide and other large forums.