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February 2008Vol. 9, No. 1Resources for Group Decision-Making

Family engagement is increasingly recognized as an essential ingredient for the safety, permanence, and well-being of children involved with the child welfare system. A number of strategies for engaging families involve group decision-making through team meetings or family conferences. While team approaches vary and each has its own set of techniques, all stress the importance of including family and kin as partners who can contribute to finding the best safety and permanency solutions for children.

Recent resources and articles on different types of group decision-making include: