FamilyKind’s Mediation Mentorship Program (MMP), in partnership with the Ackerman Institute for the Family, is an intensive training program designed to prepare individual Mentees to provide high quality mediation services in private practice and in mediation programs throughout New York State by pairing them with an experienced Mentor.

Mentee Requirements. To participate in the program participants must have completed 60 hours of mediation training relating to family and/or divorce, which must include at least 40 hours of Basic Divorce Mediation Training. Prior experience mediating cases either as part of an apprenticeship or other training program is required to co-mediate in this program.

To apply to be a Mediation Mentee, please complete the form below and email additional pages, if necessary, to

FamilyKind will review applications on a rolling basis and conduct an interview of each Mentee prior to acceptance into the program. Mentees will be accepted as pairing with a suitable Mentor becomes available.

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