Source: (2010) Restorative Practices E-Forum. 19 January 2010.
The Gordon family (names are fictitious), of Bucks County, Pennsylvania, USA, recently experienced a life-affirming restorative process â€” a family group decision-making (FGDM) conference (also called family group conferencing or FGC). The family (four young adult children â€” two boys and two girls â€” their divorced parents, Linda and Bob, as well as several members of their extended family) came together in an FGDM conference to help 17-year-old son Sam take better control of his life. The process worked extremely well for Sam, but what the family didnâ€™t expect, they said, was that the FGDM would also enhance their connections and relationships in many other ways. (excerpt)
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