ABSTRACT

Family Group Conferencing indicates a large-scale shift in assumptions about the way child welfare services are planned and delivered - away from models that emphasize pathology, and toward those seeking an ecological understanding of the families and social networks involved. The contributors also present a wealth of information on related approaches, such as community conferences, circles, and wraparound services. The British Journal of Social Work noted that 'there are issues relating to both process and outcome. This book offers some answers that are intelligent and passionate.'

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Contributors

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General Introduction: Family Group Conference Programming

ByGale Burford, Joe Hudson

part |4 pages

Introduction: Origins and Philosophical Framework

chapter 1|10 pages

Searching for the Roots of Conferencing

ByRupert Ross

chapter 3|9 pages

Democracy, Community, and Problem Solving

ByJohn Braithwaite

chapter 4|9 pages

Conferencing and the Community

ByKay Pranis

chapter 5|10 pages

Guiding Principles of the Conferencing Process

ByDavid Moore, John Mcdonald

part |6 pages

Introduction: Practice Frameworks

chapter 6|7 pages

Family Group Conferences as “Good” Child Welfare Practice

ByAnthony N. Maluccio, Judith Daly

chapter 7|14 pages

Family Group Conferencing as Person-Environment Practice

BySusan P. Kemp, James K. Whittaker, Elizabeth M. Tracy

chapter 8|7 pages

Restorative Practices with High-Risk Youth

ByTed Wachtel

chapter 11|11 pages

Establishing Shared Responsibility for Child Welfare through Peacemaking Circles

ByKay Pranis, Barry Stuart

chapter 13|13 pages

The Wraparound Process with Children and Families

ByJohn D. Burchard, Sara N. Burchard

chapter 14|12 pages

“Just Therapy” with Families and Communities

ByCharles Waldegrave

chapter 15|6 pages

Making Action Plans in Vermont

ByJennifer L. Boland, Cynthia M. Collea, Judith Daly, Ruth Hale, Thomas E. Hill

chapter 16|16 pages

Family Group Decision-Making and Family Violence

ByJoan Pennell, Gale Burford

part |6 pages

Introduction: Comparative Practices

chapter 17|5 pages

Conferencing in New Zealand Child Protection

ByMike Doolan, Pam Phillips

chapter 18|8 pages

Family Group Conferences in Sweden

ByKnut Sundell

chapter 19|12 pages

Conferencing in England and Wales

ByPeter Marsh, Gill Crow

chapter 22|10 pages

Family Group Conferences in Four Australian States

ByPaul Ban

chapter 23|11 pages

Implementing and Evaluating Family Group Conferences The New South Wales Experience

ByJudy Cashmore, Patricia Kiely

chapter 24|9 pages

Initiating Conferencing Community Practice Issues

ByJoan Pennell, Marie Weil

chapter 25|9 pages

Family Decision Process Healing the Fractured Relationship

ByPaul M. Sivak, Reverend Nathaniel Green, Teri Kook

chapter 26|8 pages

Family Group Decision-Making in Oregon

ByTed Keys, Anna Rockhill

part |5 pages

Introduction: Evaluating Family Group Conferences

chapter 27|14 pages

Restorative Conferencing and Theory-Based Evaluation

ByGordon Bazemore, Jeanne B. Stinchcomb

chapter 28|14 pages

Data Collection in a Family Group _Conference Evaluation Project

ByYvonne Unrau, Jackie Sieppert, Joe Hudson

chapter 29|12 pages

Families as Resources The Washington State Family Group Conference Project 1

ByWilliam Vesneski, Susan Kemp