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.

January 1, 2013

In This Report, You’ll Learn

  1. 1

    Why family engagement matters.

  2. 2

    Features of 4 promising family meeting models.

  3. 3

    Why there are many different family meeting approaches.

  4. 4

    Details to help you decide which ones work the best for your family.

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.

Findings & Stats

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