Source: (2005) American Humane FGDM Issues in Brief.

In Toronto, FGC was initially used exclusively in child protection. However, it soon became evident that it could be successfully applied in the children’s mental health context. The Toronto FGC Project Steering Committee—a collaboration of agencies focusing on child welfare and children’s mental health—had an appreciation of FGC philosophies and values, which made the transition to include referrals from clinicians a natural shift. Nevertheless, it became obvious that the model required some adaptation for this different context. This paper provides an overview of issues that need to be considered when using conferencing in a children’s mental health context. (excerpt)

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