The Community
Program of Frederick

About CALM

The mission of CALM, The Community Problem-Solving Program of Frederick is to provide conflict resolution education and services to all Frederick county residents. 

Mediation is a confidential, neutral and voluntary process. Mediation is a self-determining process in that mediators will not make decisions for participants, mediators will help participants have a conversation around how to resolve the conflict.  Mediation participants will chose their own solutions. CALM is here to help you have difficult conversations to resolve conflict in businesses, churches, families, between friends, landlord/tenants, communities, neighborhoods and workplaces - where ever there is conflict. CALM offers mediation services to all Frederick County residents by charging a flat rate fee of $40.00 per 2-hour session or for free depending upon a participant's income.  

CALM offers conflict resolution and anger management, mediation trainings, and outreach presentations to the Frederick community. All CALM mediators have been trained as mediators in accordance with Maryland Rules 17. Our center uses a co-mediation model where two mediators help facilitate your conversation. We provide mediators from a variety of frameworks practiced within the state. For a description of the various types of mediation practiced within the state visit: Mediation Frameworks Defined.

Up-coming Trainings:  

CALM conducts 8-hour refresher mediation trainings throughout the year that have been approved by the Maryland Program for Mediator Excellence. These trainings are for those already trained in mediation. Registration is required and the fee is $25.00.  Check back to see when our next refresher will be held in 2019.

The Parenting Plan Mediation Training will be held October 19, 20 and 21, 2018 and Financial and Property Training will be held October 26, 27 and 28, 2018.   Registration is required and there is a fee.  If interested email us at

If you are a mediator and you wish to volunteer for CALM call 301-631-2256 or email  We accept mediators who have received an approved 40-hour mediation training in a variety of models.

Programs:  Anger Management Classes will begin in 2019 and be held on a Saturday.  Registration and a fee are required.  Email for addition information.  Communication workshops are held during the year; please email us if you or your organization are interested in attending or hosting one of these workshops.

CALM is a program of the National Center for Mediation Education, Inc.

**If Frederick County Public Schools are closed due to inclement weather conditions, CALM will also be closed.


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