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July 2012Vol. 13, No. 6Child and Family Team Meetings in NC

The May 2012 issue of Fostering Perspectives focuses on child and family team meetings (CFTs) in the North Carolina child welfare system. Articles aim to help foster and birth parents better understand CFTs and provide child welfare professionals with resources to make CFTs more successful.

The issue also includes the winning entries from a writing contest in which young people in foster care were asked to answer the question "Who would you invite to a CFT, and why?" The winning entries provide insight into youths' views of the most significant members in their support system.

Other article topics in the May issue include the following:

  • What people should know about CFTs in North Carolina
  • What foster parents can do to help a CFT be a success
  • What birth families want from CFTs, including before, during, and after the meeting
  • How a facilitator views CFTs

Fostering Perspectives is sponsored by the North Carolina Division of Social Services and the Family and Children's Resource Program. The May issue is available on the Fostering Connections website: