Family Group Conferencing for children and adolescents who are at risk to be placed on a supervision order

Constitutional and administrative law / Youth welfare

Family Group Conferencing for children and adolescents who are at risk to be placed on a supervision order

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Summary

In the Netherlands, the new Child and Youth act (2015) states that, in voluntary as well as in compulsory care, youth care organizations are required to offer parents the opportunity to develop a family group plan to solve the problems in their family. One of the methods to develop a family group plan is the decision-making model of Family Group Conferencing (FGC). Whereas in regular care the youth care worker is responsible for drawing up a care plan, in FGC a coordinator helps the family to gather all parties with an interest in the wellbeing of a child and its family to make a family group plan that is meant to ensure and support active responsibility of the family and its social network.

The current study was conducted to answer the question "Does the implementation of FGC result in improved protection of children and adolescents who are at risk to be placed on a supervision order, and which characteristics affect the results of FGC?".

Publication data

Author(s):
Dijkstra, S., Creemers, H.E., Asscher, J.J., Stams, G.J.J.M.
Organization(s):
University of Amsterdam, Forensic Child and Youth Care Sciences, WODC
Place of publication:
Amsterdam
Publisher:
University of Amsterdam, Forensic Child and Youth Care Sciences
Year of publication:
2016

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Address:
UvA - Faculteit der Maatschappij- en gedragswetenschappen
Website:
http://www.uva.nl/over-de-uva/organisatie/faculteiten/content/faculteit-der-maatschappij-en-gedragswetenschappen/faculteit-der-maatschappij-en-gedragswetenschappen.html

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