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The Critical Role of Leadership in Implementing Family Group Decision Making.

Hoover, Todd A.
June 4, 2015

Source: (2005) American Humane FGDM Issues in Brief. Downloaded 1 December 2005.

From the perspective of a Juvenile Court Judge who
has watched this practice grow, watched people do more
than they thought they could do, and watched as amazing
things happened throughout Pennsylvania, FGDM is a
win/win proposition. I have seen that leadership and
commitment to the principles of FGDM have been a
deliberate and core element in Dauphin County’s
implementation of FGDM and its progression throughout
But, while countless studies demonstrate the
effectiveness of FGDM (Merkel-Holguin, Nixon, and
Burford, 2003; Coates, Umbreit, and Vos, 2002,; Dobbin,
Gatowski, Litchfield, and Robinson, 2002), few have
examined in-depth the critical role of this type of
leadership in implementing the FGDM practice.(excerpt)


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