Restoring Community

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The Family Group Conference or FGC (known as Family Group Decision Making or FGDM in North America) is a restorative practice that involves extended family, and sometimes close friends and community, in a process of solution-focused problem-solving.

Family Rights Group, a charity in England and Wales that advises families with children with welfare needs and concerns, has produced a series of three videos to help explain these processes. The longest of the three videos, which dramatizes an FGC, is shown below.

Visit Family Rights Group to see all three videos.

Visit Family Power to learn more about the IIRP's project, which incorporates the formal FGDM process as well as a continuum of more informal ways to engage and empower families.