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In concept and practice, family group decision making (FGDM) aims to build partnerships among family, community, and government to protect children and adults and to promote their well being. Joan Pennell and Gale Burford in this document report on outcomes of a family group decision making demonstration project in Newfoundland and Labrador in Canada. They explain the need for research on outcomes, FGDM processes, and the research process and measures. All of this leads to summaries of actual outcomes of the FGDM project in Newfoundland and Labrador, including testimonials from participants in the project. Through a list of relevant publications, video tapes, and references on FGDM at the end of the document, Pennell and Burford provide additional resources for those interested in further research.