Family Group Conferencing – 2 training options
(also known as Family Group Circles or Family Group Decision-Making) in partnership with Native Counselling Services of Alberta and Region 7 Child & Family Services Authority.
A Family Group Conference is a collaborative dispute resolution process which empowers families to make decisions regarding the care and protection of children experiencing risk, neglect or abuse. Families develop a plan for the care and safety of their children that is endorsed and supported by Children’s Services and the court – rather than being developed and imposed by those agencies. This is an effective process to re-establish family leadership to take control of their future and family well-being.
1)Foundations of Family Group Conferencing (2 days)
This workshop provides a good introduction to Family Group Conferencing and helps learners understand the philosophy, history and intention of this approach. Participants learn about key components for successful application of FGC in case management practice and addresses family enhancement, child protection concerns and kinship care considerations. This workshop is of interest to anyone who develops policies or programming for families.
2) Facilitator Skills Training (1 day)
*Must have “Overview of Family Group Conferencing” before registering for this 1-day seminar or prior permission of trainer.
The workshop, Overview of Family Group Conferencing, is a requirement to take this skills training session as it builds on the knowledge gained in the Overview workshop. Participants learn basic facilitation skills and techniques to achieve competency in planning and facilitating Family Group Conferences. This workshop is for those individuals who want to become facilitators of family group conferences or circles (FGC). A successful family group conference involves a shift from a decision-making process that is “professionals-based” to one that is “family-based”.
NOTE: for registered social workers, each workshop is approved for 12 hours Category A Continuing Competency Credits
Groups & Agencies can book this training for their community, e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org for information
Who is this training for?
For registered social workers, each workshop day is granted 6 hours ACSW Category ‘A’ Continuing Competency credits.
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