Practice Guide

Team Decisionmaking (TDM), a core strategy of the Annie E. Casey Foundation's Family to Family initiative, is a type of family meeting used by child welfare agencies to make critical, placement-related decisions in an inclusive and strengths-based way. Families experiencing domestic violence can present special challenges to TDM facilitators. This guide provides some suggested "in the moment" strategies, skills and background information for facilitators of Team Decisionmaking meetings. 

January 1, 2004

In This Report, You’ll Learn

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    Targeted strategies, practical support and tools for facilitators.

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    Strategies to use before and during TDM meetings.

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    How to effectively follow up with caseworkers and supervisors.

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    Fundamental information about domestic violence and training tools to address the issue.

Key Takeaway

recognizing and addressing domestic violence is critical

Domestic violence is the leading cause of injury to women between the ages of 15 and 44 in the United States -- more than car accidents, muggings and rapes combined.

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