International Conference on Innovations in Family Engagement October 17, 2017
2017 INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE on INNOVATIONS in FAMILY ENGAGEMENT: CONTINUING
the LEARNING on DIFFERENTIAL RESPONSE, FAMILY GROUP DECISION MAKING and OTHER REFORMS
While Family Group Decision Making is an umbrella term that encapsulates a number of family engagement models,
this system reform was defined in a seminal paper titled “Family Group Decision Making in Child Welfare: Purpose,
Values and Processes” (2008; 2013). The document, developed in partnership with FGDM leaders worldwide, provides
a clear definition of FGDM, thus enabling the accurate classification of family-engagement approaches as being FGDM.