Source: (2003) Together. The Family Group Conference Network Newsletter. Summer 2004:8-9.

I believe that concerns can be resolved and peaceful solutions found by bringing together a larger group in which participants listen closely, respect diversity, and form a unity of spirit. FGC in situations of family violence has been a real test of my convictions. How do we go about bringing together that larger group when some members are perpetrators of violence, others their victims, and yet others both perpetrators and victims? Is this a path toward peaceful solutions? (extract)

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