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Manual for Coordinators and Communities: The Organization and Practice of Family Group Decision Making


Burford, Gale
Pennell, Joan
MacLeod, Susan


Newfoundland, New Zealand: Memorial University of Newfoundland School of Social Work

Source Information (Journal Title, Date, Length)

August 1995

Description of Resource

"This manual is intended for community or government groups who are interested in instituting family group conferences and for individuals who will be coordinating or participating in family group conferences. It is essential for considerable ground work to be done in working up to the use of this model in the community and with government. In Chapter Two, we summarize what we think needs to be done by way of preparation to use the model including planning and start-up activities as well as setting up an evaluation from the beginning. To provide guidance to coordinators and others involved, chapters 3, 4, 5, and 6 describe the practice from referral through to what is done after the conference is over, and Chapter 7 is a sample family group plan. The appendices include further information useful for developing such a project and holding family group conferences." - Publisher's description


English, Spanish, French


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