Family Group Decision Making (FGDM) with Lakota families in two tribal communities: Tools to facilitate FGDM implementation and evaluation

Lyscha A. Marcynyszyn, Pete Small Bear, Erin Geary, Russ Conti, Peter J. Pecora, Priscilla A. Day, Stephen T. Wilson

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Abstract

This article describes an adapted Family Group Decision Making (FGDM) practice model for Native American communities, the FGDM family and community engagement process, and FGDM evaluation tools as one example for other native communities. Challenges and successes associated with the implementation and evaluation of these meetings are also described in the context of key historical and cultural factors, such as intergenerational grief and trauma, as well as past misuse of data in native communities.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)113-134
Number of pages22
JournalChild Welfare
Volume91
Issue number3
StatePublished - Dec 1 2012

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Marcynyszyn, L. A., Bear, P. S., Geary, E., Conti, R., Pecora, P. J., Day, P. A., & Wilson, S. T. (2012). Family Group Decision Making (FGDM) with Lakota families in two tribal communities: Tools to facilitate FGDM implementation and evaluation. Child Welfare, 91(3), 113-134.