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Whatcom Dispute Resolution Center

13 Prospect St. #201, Bellingham, WA

Phone:
1-(360)-676-0122

Website:
whatcomdrc.org

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Upcoming Events

Understanding Conflict Workshop

Class/Workshop

The Whatcom Dispute Resolution Center (WDRC) is offering an Understanding Conflict Workshop, August 23 & 30, 5:00 - 8:00 p.m. at the WDRC. Pre-registration is required and the cost of the class is $95. Register and learn more by calling (360) 676-0122 or emailing us at training@whatcomdrc.org. This six-hour interactive workshop is part of the WDRC’s Conflict Resolution Education Program. The curriculum is designed to develop participants' awareness of their own approach to conflict, and to increase their skills and capacity to better manage conflict as it arises in their home, community, and work environments. It is facilitated by Mary Dumas. Participants will learn how to: • Listen actively and assert their needs, • Understand their own response to conflict, and • Communicate effectively in high-stress situations. One community member and past participant described their experience as “helping me articulate unformed notions and ideas and thoughts. It gave me a language and terminology for resolving conflict and having difficult conversations.”

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• Wed 8/23/17 at 5:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Understanding Conflict Workshop

Benefit/Fundraiser, Family/Child, Class/Workshop, Classes/Clinics, Community Event

The Whatcom Dispute Resolution Center (WDRC) is offering an Understanding Conflict Workshop, Wednesdays, February 17th & 24th from 2:00-5:00pm at the WDRC. Pre-registration is required and the cost of the class is $75. Register, find scholarship applications, and learn more by calling (360) 676-0122 or visiting our website: www.whatcomdrc.org. This six-hour interactive workshop is part of the WDRC’s Conflict Resolution Education Program. The curriculum is designed to develop participants' awareness of their own approach to conflict, and to increase their skills and capacity to better manage conflict as it arises in their home, community, and work environments. Participants will learn how to: • Listen actively and assert their needs, • Understand their own response to conflict, and • Communicate effectively in high-stress situations. One community member and past participant described their experience as “helping me articulate unformed notions and ideas and thoughts. It gave me a language and terminology for resolving conflict and having difficult conversations.”

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• Wed 8/30/17 at 5:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Managing Conflict as a Co-Parent

Class/Workshop

Designed to help divorced, separated, and never married parents build skills to manage emotions, be heard, communicate effectively, and reduce co-parenting conflicts. Participants will learn how to: • Identify stresses and triggers • Appropriately manage anger • Effectively use a variety of conflict strategies • Express needs in an assertive, interest-based manner • Promote healthy communication techniques Parents may participate in this workshop alone, or with the other parent. Wednesday, September 20th: 4-7pm Course Fee: $25 To register, contact (360)676-0122 or training@whatcomdrc.org Instructors: Angus McLane, M.A. Angus is a Licensed Mental Health Counselor who earned a MA in Counseling Psychology in 1986 from Gonzaga University. He has worked in community mental health, private practice, and state service and has extensive experience in child and adolescent therapy, adolescent sex offender treatment, family systems and juvenile corrections. He has trained in multiple evidence based practices such as Functional Family Therapy, Brief Solution Based Therapy, Incredible Years, Motivational Interviewing and Project Safecare. Angus is currently a licensed trainer for Triple P: Positive Parenting Program and he travels extensively to train agency staff in this model. He has taught the class, Helping Children Through Family Changes, for the WDRC since 1993. Deborah Forgays, PhD. Deborah has a PhD in Clinical Psychology from the University of Vermont and is currently a Professor in Psychology at Western Washington University. Her teaching and research have focused on issues important to children, adolescents and families. She obtained her community and family mediation certifications through the Whatcom Dispute Resolution Center in Bellingham.

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• Wed 9/20/17 at 4:00 PM - 7:00 PM