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Family Group Conferences: Transforming Traditional Child Welfare Policy and Practice

Chandler, Susan M
June 4, 2015

Source: (2004) Family Court Review. 42(2): 216-231.

Family group conferencing has emerged as a child welfare system–transforming practice that fosters new collaborations between families, child welfare practitioners, and the courts. The key components of the model are explained. This article highlights the strengths and challenges associated with incorporating family group conferencing into traditional child welfare agency and court practice. It suggests future practice considerations and outcome-based study that are necessary to strengthen and sustain family group conferencing as a prevention/intervention strategy. Author’s abstract.


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