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Orientation to Family Preservation Team Meeting

Course length

30 minutes

Audience

DCFS CW Professional

ABOUT THE COURSE

INSTRUCTOR

DCFS

Family Preservation Team Meetings (FPTM) are a core strategy to engage family and community members in safety and placement-related decision making, a critical aspect of child welfare work. These meetings aim to improve the agency’s decision-making process; to encourage the support and “buy-in” of the family, extended family and community; and to develop specific, individualized interventions to meet the unique needs of older youth.

Family Preservation Team Meetings bring youth, family and community members to the table together with the professionals when the agency is considering removal of a youth from the home. The meetings focus on whether removal is warranted and, if so, where the youth would go. Facilitated by non-case carrying, experienced child welfare staff, the goal is to seek consensus on a plan that protects the youth and preserves family relationships.

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