When I authored the Impact Parent Education Program, I drew upon the expertise and the compassion my work experience instilled in me to help families find peace for the sake of children. I have seen so many courageous parents reach agreements for the sake of their children. I respect these parents tremendously, for they made sacrifices in reaching peaceful agreements. All my training and education cannot match what I’ve learned from these parents, because they lived it and they overcame it.
Sincerely, Lois Warner
Mediator, Co-Parent Educator, ENE and Legal Assistant
Lois Warner’s Professional Background
Lois Warner is the author and facilitator of this course. She worked as an official court reporter in the St. Louis, Minnesota courts for 10 years. She is a legal assistant and divorce mediator with education in family dynamics and crisis management through Bemidji State University. She was trained in divorce mediation and domestic violence with the Erickson Mediation Training Institute in 1996, and received additional training in advanced mediation techniques, parenting coordination, and family group conferencing in 1998. She is also trained in workplace mediation and restorative justice. She is also trained as an Early Neutral Evaluator in St. Louis County, Minnesota. She has been a parent educator since 2001.