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​Building on the success of our annual FGDM conference and to complement our training institutes, the National Center on Family Group Decision Making began its webinar series on FGDM and Other Family Engagement Approaches in 2007. We recognize that some practitioners, coordinators, facilitators, service providers and other interested professionals are geographically isolated, work independently in their communities, or have limited resources to enhance their knowledge and practice. The National Center's FGDM team identifies topics for the Webinar Series based on training and conference evaluations and informal dialogues with our FGDM colleagues.
We welcome your participation in the 2015 Webinar Series! Click here to view our 2015 Webinar Series brochure.

Upcoming Webinars

What Have We Learned? Lessons from the No Place Like Home Evaluation of FGDM                          

Library of Past FGDM Webinar Series Recordings

These webinar recordings are provided to advance learning in the area of family engagement and decision making. The various webinars represent the perspectives of presenters from different jurisdictions and practice environments and therefore may not always align with the Guidelines for FGDM in Child Welfare, which were developed by an international committee in 2010.
Honoring the Family's Voice in Youth Behavioral Health and Juvenile Corrections
Thursday, September 17, 2015
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Creating a Safety Net: Coordinating a Safe Process When Family Violence is Present
Wednesday, June 17, 2015
Focus on Follow-Up
Thursday, March 19, 2015
Believe It or Not: The Interplay Between Child Welfare Agency Staff Attitudes and Knowledge about FGDM and Implementation   
Friday, December 12, 2014

Leading the Way: Supervisors Promoting Critical Thinking in FGDM Practice
Thursday, November 13, 2014 
Sample Questions for Critical Thinkers.pdf
Strength Based Supervision.pdf
FGDM Supervision or Team ConsultationFramework.pdf
Supervision or Team Consultation Framework.pdf
Strategies To Assess Practice And Keep Your Team Engaged.pdf
Supervising to Support Best Practice.pdf

Family Group Decision Making: Engaging, Encouraging, and Empowering Families to Succeed
Preparing Parents for Family Meetings: A Path to Increased Family Engagement
Tuesday, May 6, 2014
Recording: ​

Detained Immigrant Parents Can Have a Place at the Table Too; The Parental Interest Directive
Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Learning the Dance Steps for the Third Part of the FGDM Meeting: A Dialogue Between a Child Welfare Manager and an FGDM Coordinator 
Thursday, November 14, 2013 

Children and Young People’s Participation in Family Group Conferencing
Wednesday, October 16, 2013

The Values of Family Group Decision Making and Family Connections Practice:  The Ground We Stand On 
Tuesday, September 17, 2013

Paternal Pathways to Family Connections in FGDM
Tuesday, March 12, 2013

Walking Our Talk: The Values of Family Group Decision Making in Action
Thursday, February 14, 2013