FGC Webinar – Family, Culture and Child Inclusive Practice

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Can you use Family Group Conferencing in your work with families?

Family Group Conferencing is a respectful, empowering process that is based on principles that recognise the importance of family and culture in a child’s life. It brings together kinship networks along with parents and when appropriate the child to work out a plan to overcome issues being faced.

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.

In the webinar Eve Clare explains what Family Group Conferencing is in more detail. 

It 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. It can be used in other contexts such as disability care where more family support is needed, aged care context and others where there is a need for decisions and a plan to overcome the issues and concerns in a way that maintains a connection to family and culture.

Sound interesting? Want to become certified as a Family Group Conference Facilitator? 

Watch the FGC webinar- Family, Culture and Child Inclusive Practice.

Next Online Workshop Dates

September online workshop:

  • Friday 9th September 2022 – 9.30 am – 12 noon (NSW Time)
  • Thursday 15th September 2022 – 9.30 am – 12 noon (NSW Time)
  • Friday 16th September 2022 – 9.30 am – 1 pm (NSW Time). Note this session has an extra hour to allow for a simulation

November online workshop:

  • Monday 7th November 2022 – 9.30 am – 12 noon (NSW Time)
  • Monday 14th November 2022 – 9.30 am – 12 noon (NSW Time)
  • Tuesday 15th November 2022 – 9.30 am – 1 pm (NSW Time). Note this session has an extra hour to allow for a simulation

Webinar Hosts

Eve Clare -Fgc

Eve Clare

Eve Clare is the Founder and Family Group Conference Facilitator from Many Hands. She has a strong knowledge of family work and has worked closely with child protection agencies to assist in building safe homes for children and their families. 

Eve is a NMAS Accredited Professional Mediator, Certified Family Group Conference Facilitator and Accredited Family Dispute Resolution Practitioner.

Joanne Law

Joanne Law

Joanne is the Director of Mediation Institute and co-founder of the not-for-profit Interact Support and Spreadable Ideas.

Joanne is a professional trainer with an interest in remote delivery of skills development. She’s also a dispute resolution practitioner with NMAS Mediator, FDR Practitioner, FGC Facilitator, Coach and Neuro-Linguistic Programming Master Practitioner qualifications.  



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FGC Webinar – Family, Culture and Child Inclusive Practice

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