Family Group Decision Making
Family Group Decision Making (FGDM) is a voluntary process which recognizes that the family itself is the best judge of how to meet its members’ needs. FGDM offers families the opportunity to join together with individuals who they identify as being important in their lives, with the goal of developing a plan to resolve identified concerns. In FGDM, the family group includes extended family, trusted friends, teachers, counselors, service providers, clergy, and anyone else the family wishes to invite. All families who choose to enter into FGDM are guided by a Coordinator, who will ensure that everyone involved is prepared and understands the guidelines for success throughout the process.
How do I get started?
The process of FGDM begins with a referral from a social worker, teacher, counselor, case-manager, family member, or self referral.
For additional information regarding the Family Group Decision Making practice, please contact the Coordinator at 724-431-3748.