Four Approaches to Family Team Meetings

Posted January 1, 2013
By the Annie E. Casey Foundation
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This document introduces four approaches to involving families in child welfare decisions:

  1. Family Team Conferencing;
  2. Family Group Decision Making;
  3. Permanency Teaming; and
  4. Team Decision Making.

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Key Takeaway

Family engagement matters

Though the basic building blocks of family meeting models may differ, these strategies share one common aim: Foster family engagement to create a safe, stable environment in which each child can thrive.