Family Group Conferencing for a Stronger Pennsylvania
It Takes A Village partners with Pennsylvania counties to provide a practice where families come together to build collaborative plans. This process joins a family’s informal resources who know them best with the formal agencies. This process called Family Group Conferencing fits a family’s culture and situation resulting in positive and sustainable outcomes. It Takes A Village is a leading partner of Family Group Conferencing in Pennsylvania, having convened more than 2500 conferences since 2005.
What becomes clear after conducting more than 2500 Family Group conferences is this: it is truly a shift in both a philosophical and practice from "business as usual." For participants used to working in the social service system, this often requires some orientation...
It Takes A Village has most recently partnered with Lancaster County. We have developed an Implementation Team and subsequently begun having Family Group Conferences! We are appreciative of our county leaders and workers for investing so meaningfully in the lives of their children and families.