Widening the Circle: The Practice and Evaluation of Family Group Conferencing with Children, Youths, and Their Families

Widening the Circle: The Practice and Evaluation of Family Group Conferencing with Children, Youths, and Their Families

by Joan Pennell, Gary R. Anderson
     
 

Family group conferencing (FCG) is an increasingly popular intervention with social workers worldwide that emphasizes the strengths and potentialities of families, community organizations and public agencies in resolving issues that confront family members. Widening the Circle examines and analyzes FGC principles and how they promote the three pathways to protecting… See more details below

Overview

Family group conferencing (FCG) is an increasingly popular intervention with social workers worldwide that emphasizes the strengths and potentialities of families, community organizations and public agencies in resolving issues that confront family members. Widening the Circle examines and analyzes FGC principles and how they promote the three pathways to protecting children, youths, and their families-family leadership, cultural safety, and community partnerships. Based on the authors' extensive experience in the United States and Canada, the practices presented apply primarily in child welfare, but also extend into juvenile justice and domestic violence. In this well-written and clearly organized volume, Pennell and Anderson and their collaborators have given the social work profession an important text that will enrich the work of practitioners, researchers, and students faced with the challenges of helping families in contemporary society.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780871013675
Publisher:
National Association of Social Workers/N A S W Press
Publication date:
01/01/2005
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
262
Product dimensions:
6.90(w) x 9.80(h) x 0.70(d)

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