Family Group Conferencing

A collaborative, traditional approach to child apprehension

Family Group Conferencing (FGC) is a workshop mainly for service providers or members of the public interested in traditional and collaborative approaches regarding child apprehension. The FGCs are circle processes for families, courtworkers and other community support groups as well as Alberta Children and Youth Services. The FGCs can happen after a child is apprehended and before they are placed in a foster or kinship care situation. The idea is that all parties involved, including the child, have a say in the plan for that child. It is based on a traditional approach to healing. Family Group Conferencing explains how the process works, how it can help families and what NCSA can do to help organize a conference.

EDUCATIONAL RESOURCES
DVD - A Sacred Circle: Family Group Conferencing
DVD - Making It Home