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Fathers and their Families: The Untapped Resource for Children Involved in the Child Welfare System.

American Humane Association, Paul
June 4, 2015

Source: (2003) Child Protection Leader. September. Englewood, Colorado: American Humane. Downloaded 1 December 2005.

Another way to involve fathers and build family responsibility and
community accountability for protecting children is family group
decision making (FGDM), which is being implemented in more
than 150 U.S. communities. FGDM unites and energizes concerned
individuals by giving them a unique and vital opportunity to voice
opinions about, get involved in, and gain control of situations that
matter to them. Through FGDM, families tap their own existing
resources to rebuild and strengthen social support networks and forge workable, strategic partnerships with formal systems. The practice and guiding philosophy reverses the tide of maternalcentered
child welfare. Fathers and their families are actively
targeted to participate in FGDM processes. (excerpt)


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