Community colleges have historically served nontraditional students, including first-generation college students (FGCS
involves procedures that are not medically needed.
The event will be hosted by the charity Daybreak FGC
, on November 9, at The Castle Gate.
Recent studies posited slightly more than a quarter of high school graduates across the country are FGCS
(Owens, Lacey, Rawls & Hobert-Quince, 2010) and close to half of these FGCS
came from a lower socioeconomic background (Choy, 2001).
In this article, we argue that Family Group Conferencing (FGC
) in child welfare has a transformative potential, but one that is hard to realize for systemic reasons.
Some of the FGCs
met on marae, bringing in hapu and iwi members, and furnishing the young person with valuable cultural direction.
Although not extensively studied with regard to child protection decision-making strategies or FGCs
in particular, there is a diverse body of literature that supports the assertion that procedural justice is an important aspect of participant's satisfaction with procedures, which leads to greater compliance and increased legitimization of authorities (Tyler, 1990b; Tyler & Folger, 1980; Sunshine & Tyler, 2003).
Social workers who refer few or no families to FGCs
cite issues of confidentiality, liability, potential for increased workload, and a fundamentally different philosophy about child protection (Schmid & Goranson, 2003).
The book is structured into four sections: origins and philosophical orientation of family group conferencing (FGC
), practice framework, comparative practices, and evaluation issues.