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Bringing Families to the Table: A Comparative Guide to Family Meetings in Child Welfare


Center for the Study of Social Policy


Washington, DC: Center for Community Partnerships in Child Welfare

Source Information (Journal Title, Date, Length)

March 2002, 26 pages

Description of Resource

"The expanding variety of approaches to family meetings now available in child welfare systems across the country causes a good deal of uncertainty about which model or combination of approaches to employ. How and when a particular meeting approach is most useful often confuses child welfare practitioners, family members, and community supports, both formal and informal. As one might imagine, communicating these approaches and expectations to practitioners and policymakers is challenging. Many field service workers have requested a guidebook to provide clarity. The goal of this paper is to provide that clarity...Administrators and policymakers may also find this paper useful." - Publisher's description