• Association for Conflict Resolution; Advanced Practitioner Member. (A merger organization of AF; CREnet, and SPIDR)
  • New York State Council on Divorce Mediation; Accredited Member.
  • New York State Council on Divorce Mediation; Board of Directors, Secretary.
  • New York State Council on divorce Mediation; Continuing Legal Education Administrator.
  • New York State Council on Divorce Mediation; Accreditation Review Board Member.
  • New York State Unified Court System; Certified Member.
  • Westchester County Supreme Court Matrimonial Mediation Program; Roster Member.
  • Academy of Professional Family Mediators, Founding Member.
  • Family & Divorce Mediation Council of Greater New York; Member.
  • National Institute for Dispute Resolution; Member.
  • New York State Dispute Resolution Association, Inc; Member.
  • Rockland Municipal Planning Federation Planning/Zoning Certification.
  • Mental Health Coalition of Rockland County; Member/Past Treasurer.
  • National Association of Social Workers; Member.
  • Notary Public.
  • Collaborative Law Training.
  • Advanced Mediation Skills for United States Postal Service.
  • Coaching; Fred Pryor Training.
  • Mediating American with Disability Act Disputes; Key Bridge Foundation for the United States Department of Justice.
  • John Haynes Advanced Divorce Mediation.
  • Mediating Employment Disputes; Equal Employment Opportunity Commission.
  • Multi-Party Collaborative Problem Solving; Center for the Environment, Cornell University.
  • Matrimonial Fee Dispute Arbitrator; State of New York Unified Court System, Ninth Judicial District.
  • 40-Hour Divorce Mediation; Center for Mediation & Training.
  • Community Mediation; Office of Court Administration Unified Court System of the State of New York

Kathy Jaffe Mediation Services, LLC, Pomona, NY

Founding Partner of a full time mediation practice where we facilitates negotiations between parties on issues involving: divorce, same-sex unions, family, stepfamilies, collaborative law mediation, workplace, community, personal injury, small claims, landlord/tenant, elder care, school and online disputes. Conduct presentations, mini-conferences, trainings, coaching, consulting services and workshops for corporations, municipalities, police departments, health related and educational facilities and the Archdiocese of the State of New York. Teach peer-mediation programs in Rockland, Westchester and Bergen County school districts. Continuing Legal Education Chair for New York State Council on Divorce Mediation

United States Postal Service, New York, NY
Mediator. Mediate Equal Employment Opportunity complaints within Postal Service Resolve Employees Disputes Reach Equitable Solutions Swiftly [REDRESS] program.

Key Bridge Foundation 2nd Judicial Department, New York, NYMediator. Mediate Americans with Disabilities Act complaints for the United States Department of Justice.

Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, New York, NYMediator. Resolves employment discrimination disputes involving federal sector employees.

State of New York Unified Court System Ninth Judicial District,
Arbitrator. Render decisions on matters involving matrimonial fee disputes.

Volunteer Counseling Service, New City, NY

  • Family Court Project – Attended hearings to promote agency visibility in the courtroom. Interviewed judges and reported findings to VCS student group.
  • Peer Mediation Program –Training student on the elementary, middle and high school level how to mediate interpersonal conflicts within their school.
  • Mediator. Mediated cases referred from small claims and family court involving landlord/tenant, small claims, family and criminal court issues.
  • Community Outreach Program. Educated the public, business and court system about mediation. Investigated and collected data regarding new programs. Wrote a proposal for a divorce mediation program. Implemented mediation services in the small claims courts around Rockland County.

Online Ombuds Office, University of Massachusetts at Amherst, Amherst, MA  Mediator. Mediate e-commerce disputes on-line through the Ombuds Office in a pilot project forE-Bay.com and Transecure.com.

Brown, Brown & Associates, Inc., Hempstead, NY
Trainer. Training employees working for Consolidated Edison on issues involving sexual harassment and discrimination, diversity, anger management techniques, enhancing communication, listening and conflict resolution skills, promote team-building techniques and identifying different behavioral styles in the workplace using Personal Profile System.

Mental Health Association, Pomona, NY

  • Trainer: Managing Anger Workshops. Trained participants how to understand and express anger. Participants were also taught listening, communication and conflict resolution skills.
  • Trainer: Preventing Violence in our Schools. Trained participants how to identify the triggers of violence and the dynamics of bully/victim relationships. Participants also learned how recognize the signs for potential violence in schools and ways to make schools safe.

Montclair University, Montclair, NJ
Trainer. Trained participant’s communication, conflict resolution and problem solving techniques. Participants were also taught how to accept and recognize differences of others in a mediation session while retaining their neutrality.

Rockland Community College, Suffern, NY
Trainer. Trained students and teachers to understand diversity. Discussions included race, religion, class, ethnic, gender and sexual orientation.
OTHER MEDIA

Co-authored articles on divorce mediation, workplace, family and aging parent conflicts for Hudson Valley, NY and Bergen County, NJ. Interviewed for Divorce Magazine, The Daily Freeman Newspaper, New Paltz, New York and The Journal News, Rockland County, New York. Interviewed on Lite FM, WRKL and WRCR radio regarding the benefits of mediation and co-hosted Live Radio Talk Show, Conflict Negotiators, for Jukebox Radio 103.1 FM.

EDUCATION

Master of Social Work          Fordham University
Bachelor of Social Work       Ramapo College

LICENSE

Licensed Master of Social Work
Notary Public

 

KATHY JAFFE, LMSW
Northside Plaza 978, Route 45, Suite 107
Pomona, New York 10970-3512

(845) 362-5047 Fax (845) 362-1892
E-Mail: kathyijaffe@gmail.com Web: jaffemediation.com

ASSOCIATIONS & CERTIFICATIONS

  • Association for Conflict Resolution; Advanced Practitioner Member.
    (A merger organization of AF; CREnet, and SPIDR)
  • New York State Council on Divorce Mediation; Accredited Member.
  • New York State Council on Divorce Mediation; Board of Directors, Secretary.
  • New York State Council on divorce Mediation; Continuing Legal Education Administrator.
  • New York State Council on Divorce Mediation; Accreditation Review Board Member.
  • New York State Unified Court System; Certified Member.
  • Westchester County Supreme Court Matrimonial Mediation Program; Roster Member.
  • Academy of Professional Family Mediators, Founding Member.
  • Family & Divorce Mediation Council of Greater New York; Member.
  • National Institute for Dispute Resolution; Member.
  • New York State Dispute Resolution Association, Inc; Member.
  • Rockland Municipal Planning Federation Planning/Zoning Certification.
  • Mental Health Coalition of Rockland County; Member/Past Treasurer.
  • National Association of Social Workers; Member.
  • Notary Public.

SPECIALIZED TRAINING

  • Collaborative Law Training.
  • Advanced Mediation Skills for United States Postal Service.
  • Coaching; Fred Pryor Training.
  • Mediating American with Disability Act Disputes; Key Bridge Foundation for the United States Department of Justice.
  • John Haynes Advanced Divorce Mediation.
  • Mediating Employment Disputes; Equal Employment Opportunity Commission.
  • Multi-Party Collaborative Problem Solving; Center for the Environment, Cornell University.
  • Matrimonial Fee Dispute Arbitrator; State of New York Unified Court System, Ninth Judicial District.
  • 40-Hour Divorce Mediation; Center for Mediation & Training.
  • Community Mediation; Office of Court Administration Unified Court System of the State of New York,

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

Kathy Jaffe Mediation Services, LLC, Pomona, NY
Founding Partner of a full time mediation practice where we facilitates negotiations between parties on issues involving: divorce, same-sex unions, family, stepfamilies, collaborative law mediation, workplace, community, personal injury, small claims, landlord/tenant, elder care, school and online disputes. Conduct presentations, mini-conferences, trainings, coaching, consulting services and workshops for corporations, municipalities, police departments, health related and educational facilities and the Archdiocese of the State of New York. Teach peer-mediation programs in Rockland, Westchester and Bergen County school districts. Continuing Legal Education Chair for New York State Council on Divorce Mediation
United States Postal Service, New York, NY

Mediator. Mediate Equal Employment Opportunity complaints within Postal Service Resolve Employees Disputes Reach Equitable Solutions Swiftly [REDRESS] program.

Key Bridge Foundation 2nd Judicial Department, New York, NY

Mediator. Mediate Americans with Disabilities Act complaints for the United States Department of Justice.

Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, New York, NY

Mediator. Resolves employment discrimination disputes involving federal sector employees.

State of New York Unified Court System Ninth Judicial District, Arbitrator. Render decisions on matters involving matrimonial fee disputes.

Volunteer Counseling Service, New City, NY

  • Family Court Project Attended hearings to promote agency visibility in the courtroom. Interviewed judges and reported findings to VCS student group.
  • Peer Mediation Program –Training student on the elementary, middle and high school level how to mediate interpersonal conflicts within their school.
  • Mediator. Mediated cases referred from small claims and family court involving landlord/tenant, small claims, family and criminal court issues.

Community Outreach Program. Educated the public, business and court system about mediation. Investigated and collected data regarding new programs. Wrote a proposal for a divorce mediation program. Implemented mediation services in the small claims courts around Rockland County.

Online Ombuds Office, University of Massachusetts at Amherst, Amherst, MA
Mediator. Mediate e-commerce disputes on-line through the Ombuds Office in a pilot project for E-Bay.com and Transecure.com.

TRAINING EXPERIENCE

Brown, Brown & Associates, Inc., Hempstead, NY
Trainer. Training employees working for Consolidated Edison on issues involving sexual harassment and discrimination, diversity, anger management techniques, enhancing communication, listening and conflict resolution skills, promote team-building techniques and identifying different behavioral styles in the workplace using Personal Profile System.

Mental Health Association, Pomona, NY

  • Trainer: Managing Anger Workshops. Trained participants how to understand and express anger. Participants were also taught listening, communication and conflict resolution skills.
  • Trainer: Preventing Violence in our Schools. Trained participants how to identify the triggers of violence and the dynamics of bully/victim relationships. Participants also learned how recognize the signs for potential violence in schools and ways to make schools safe.

Montclair University, Montclair, NJ
Trainer. Trained participant’s communication, conflict resolution and problem solving techniques. Participants were also taught how to accept and recognize differences of others in a mediation session while retaining their neutrality.

Rockland Community College, Suffern, NY
Trainer. Trained students and teachers to understand diversity. Discussions included race, religion, class, ethnic, gender and sexual orientation.

OTHER MEDIA

Co-authored articles on divorce mediation, workplace, family and aging parent conflicts for Hudson Valley, NY and Bergen County, NJ. Interviewed for Divorce Magazine, The Daily Freeman Newspaper, New Paltz, New York and The Journal News, Rockland County, New York. Interviewed on Lite FM, WRKL and WRCR radio regarding the benefits of mediation and co-hosted Live Radio Talk Show, Conflict Negotiators, for Jukebox Radio 103.1 FM.

EDUCATION

Master of Social Work – Fordham University

Bachelor of Social Work – Ramapo College

LICENSE

Licensed Master of Social Work
Notary Public

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