Source: (1996) Washington, DC: ABA Center on Children and the Law, 180p.

Family group conferences are a means of involving extended family members and other persons important to troubled families in cases involving proven child abuse and neglect. The purposes of this book are to explain how family group conferences work, the advantages and pitfalls, identify issues prior to implementing in the United States, share New Zealand's knowledge and experience, and encourage proper evaluation in connection with the use of family group conferences in the United States. Appendices include the New Zealand's Children Young Persons and their Families Act 1989, and the New Zealand's Children Young Persons Service Care and Protection Coordinator's Manual.