FGDM Statewide Webinar: Utilizing FGDM to Reduce Congregate Care
Session 1: Prevention
October 27, 2020, 1:00 p.m. to 3:30 p.m.
Session 2: Transitioning from Congregate Care
November 18, 2020, 1:00 p.m. to 3:30 p.m.
The virtual Family Group Decision-Making Fall Statewide Meeting will consist of a two-part webinar series. The purpose of this webinar is to discuss how the Family Group Decision-Making (FGDM) model can be used in the Pennsylvania child welfare system to prevent and reduce congregate care placements of youth. Attendees will have the opportunity to participate in a two-part series related to congregate care and the use of FGDM. Session 1 will focus on reducing congregate care through prevention, and Session 2 will focus on transitioning youth from congregate care to less restrictive settings. Throughout both sessions, the focus will align with the Family First Prevention Services Act, which calls upon all child welfare professionals to support youth remaining at home, reduce the unnecessary use of congregate care, and build upon families and communities to support youth.