The purpose of this Request for Proposal (RFP) is to provide your organization the opportunity to demonstrate its interest and capability to enter into a contract with the City of Philadelphia Department of Human Services (DHS) to provide Family Group Decision Making
services in accordance with all applicable performance standards and policies.
The exciting part of implementing Family Group Decision Making
in Adams County is the fact that it is being approached as a county-wide practice, not just a children and youth (C & Y) and juvenile probation office (JPO) initiative.
In 1999 Family group decision making
roundtable and international conference on evaluating family group decision making
: Summary of the proceedings (pp.
Advancing innovations: Family group decision making as community-centered child and family work.
Family group decision making: After the conference--progress in resolving violence and promoting well-being: Outcome report (Vol I & II).
Family group decision making: Generating indigenous structures for resolving family violence.
Family Group Decision Making Project: Outcome report, volume I.
Making sense of foster care: An evaluation of family group decision making
in Kent County, Michigan.
Family Group Decision Making
: Annual Evaluation Report.
There is some concern in Family Group Decision Making
that the practice has outrun the development of relevant theory (Burford and Hudson, 2000).
June 6-9: Family Group Decision Making
Conference and Institute; Harrisburg, PA; www.fgdm.org.
June 4-7: Family Group decision making
conference; Minneapolis; American Humane Association; www.fgdm.org