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Free Webinar – What is Family Group Conferencing?
20 September @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm AEST
Ensure you use a child-inclusive practice involving a whole family approach. Respecting the individual culture of the family, a process that includes them in the decision-making is valuable for any service to embed.
Family Group Conferencing principles recognise the importance of family and culture in a child’s life and the importance of drawing on kinship networks if a child’s primary caregivers require additional help. The process acknowledges that it takes a village to raise a child and includes the rights of the child in decisions that affect them.
The input of schools, welfare agencies and others is valued but not central to the decision-making. In Family Group Conferencing, the family decides how best to keep a child safe or create lasting positive change.
Family Group Conferencing is an independently facilitated, family-led decision-making process where a Family Group Conference Facilitator assists authorities and families in communicating concerns about a child or children. Families, usually including the young people, then make decisions and plan to overcome the issues and concerns in a way that maintains a connection to family and culture.
We’d really appreciate it if you could forward this event to anyone you know who you think may be interested in becoming an FGC facilitator or would like to attend the webinar.
If you would like to join our FREE WEBINAR, where we will discuss the use of Family Group Conferencing in your practice – Register Here