Source: (2012) Bethlehem, PA: International Institute of Restorative Practices.

Family Power offers practical guidance for engaging and collaborating with families, illustrated by anecdotes gathered from professionals in a range of settings around the world. The authors connect FGC/FGDM with the broader field of restorative practices, which holds that “people are happier, more cooperative and productive, and more likely to make positive changes when those in positions of authority do things with them, rather than to them or for them.” Topics include: the origins of FGC/FGDM; the role of the FGC/FGDM conference coordinator; conference preparation, facilitation and follow-up; family engagement practices beyond the formal FGC/FGDM process. (publisher's description)