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Family group conferences in social work : involving families in social care decision making

Author: Deanna Edwards; Kate Parkinson
Publisher: Bristol : Policy Press, 2018. ©2018.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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This book takes a close look at family group conferences, or FGCs, as a tool for social workers. It describes the FGC model, discusses its origins and theoretical underpinnings, explores the use of FGCs in different areas of social work with children and families, and uses case studies to illustrate current practice.
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Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Family group conferences in social work.
Bristol, UK : Policy Press, 2018
(OCoLC)1039334906
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Deanna Edwards; Kate Parkinson
ISBN: 9781447335801 1447335805 9781447335825 1447335821
OCLC Number: 1049854133
Description: xxiv, 255 pages ; 24 cm.
Contents: Introducing Family Group Conferences --
Introduction / Deanna Edwards --
The theoretical context for FGCs / Kate Parkinson --
A guide to convening a FGC / Deanna Edwards --
The policy and legislative context / Deanna Edwards and Kate Parkinson and Marilyn Taylor --
Research, policy and practice / Nick Frost and Bernie Jackson --
Family members' experiences / Deanna Edwards and family members who have been part of an FGC --
An international perspective / Kate Parkinson --
Family Group Conferences in Practice --
Addressing domestic abuse through FGCs / Kate Parkinson and Michaela Rogers --
FGCs with marginalised communities / Iyabo Ayodele Fatimilehin --
FGCs and harmful sexual behaviour / Monique Anderson --
FGCs in the youth justice system / Jonny Cohen and Dave Norton and Deanna Edwards and Kate Parkinson --
FGCs and adult social care / Tim Fisher and Beth Mooney and Andrew Papworth --
Conclusion / Deanna Edwards and Kate Parkinson.
Responsibility: edited by Deanna Edwards and Kate Parkinson.

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This book takes a close look at family group conferences, or FGCs, as a tool for social workers. It describes the FGC model, discusses its origins and theoretical underpinnings, explores the use of FGCs in different areas of social work with children and families, and uses case studies to illustrate current practice.

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