Activity: Mediator Analysis

The purpose of this activity is to practice ‘Mediator Analysis’ by assessing the capacities of those carrying out a positive support plan.


Activity overview

The purpose of a Mediator Analysis is to assess the capacities of those carrying out a positive support plan. The Mediator Analysis hopes to identify things that may inhibit or enable the successful delivery of the plan.

Mediator issues are the barriers that arise when those charged with carrying out a behaviour plan are unable to do so. Sometimes the barriers are willful (for example, a lack of motivation or belief) or circumstantial (for example, lacking the skill, time or resources to carry out the plan).

Here are 4 examples of mediation questions given the unique expressions of FASD. Can you think of others?

  1. FASD is characterized with alternating successes and struggles.
    • can the mediator be flexible, adaptive and responsive?
  2. FASD behaviours have long been the conclusion of moral judgment.
    • what beliefs does the mediator possess about FASD?
  3. FASD is a disability with someone to blame.
    • what is the disposition of the mediator toward the birth mother?
  4. FASD is a complex, lifetime disability.
    • can the mediators commit to this process knowing it will be collaborative and long-term?

Activity instructions

Refer to the worksheet for further instructions.

Modified: 2015-09-09
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