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This three module online training series, developed over the first half of 2020, meets the requirement for child custody mediation professionals to have a minimum of four hours of family violence dynamics training developed in consultation with a statewide family violence advocacy organization per the Texas Civil Practice and Remedies Code Chapter 154.052.

These training hours may also go towards the eight hours of family violence dynamics training required for other Texas child custody professionals, including parenting coordinators (TEXFAM 153.610), parenting facilitators (TEXFAM 153.6101) and child custody evaluators (TEXFAM 107.04).  

Accessing the Training

Member Exclusive Content

This content is available free of charge exclusively to TCFV members. You MUST be a member to access the training. To become a Individual Member, click here, select the “$35 Regular” membership level and complete the online form. Once we have received your membership confirmation, we will setup your individual account in our membership database and training hub, Coalition Manager (CM). If you already have a CM account, simply click the button below and login. For any other questions regarding membership or your account, please contact our Membership Manager Leigh Ann Montague.

Note: CLE / CEU credits, including Ethics credit, are offered with each Module.

Getting Set Up with Coalition Manager


Coalition Manager (CM) is a lot of things! It is our data management system, our grant reporting system, our CRM, our registration software, but most importantly, it is our online training platform!
As you navigate CM, you will see that this platform connects you to your agency account, your in-person training registration, and any activities you have done with TCFV.
CM is the one-stop-shop for all your needs!


Yes! You need a CM account to access this online training series.
Once you apply for membership, we will work with you to get your account set up.
If you have several staff needing this training, please send cm@tcfv.org their first name, last name, title, and email and we will set them up under your agency account.


Your CM account is one of the awesome benefits of your TCFV membership! When you register and complete these online training modules, you will receive certificates and associated CEU’s at no extra cost.
We do realize you also might be interested in some of our other online training content and if that is the case, then great! Most of our online training is free of charge; however, our Battering Intervention and Prevention Program (BIPP) trainings does have a fee that can be paid at enrollment.

Logging into Coalition Manager

Online Training Modules

Once your CM account setup is complete, please use the button below to login first before trying to access training links below. There are three separate online modules that make up this series. You will need to select and register for each module.

Child Custody Mediator Training 2020: Module 1

Child Custody Mediator Training 2020: Module 2

Child Custody Mediator Training 2020: Module 3

For questions or help with the mediation training, please contact Esmerald Flores.

Additional Support

Alternative Training Forums

We recognize the diversity of expertise and experience among child custody professionals as well as the limitations associated with a static, online format to cover such dynamic and complex topics. We strongly encourage professionals to connect with TCFV and local domestic violence service providers for updates, to discuss practical considerations and referral and other partnership opportunities.

TCFV Policy staff are available to provide support and technical assistance to local Domestic Violence (DV) programs that are interested in providing domestic violence training for child custody mediators themselves to their communities.

Non-DV program trainers may use the downloadable presentation (PowerPoint slide deck) and downloadable supplemental resources to create their own training and are highly to encouraged to partner with local DV programs to provide this training. Only individuals who have registered through TCFV’s Coalition Manager for this training series may access, view, or utilize the videos.

TCFV Policy staff may be available to offer this training live at state-wide and other large forums. Contact policy@tcfv.org  with any questions about the training.