Show 15 – Family Conferencing

Aired: Sunday, January 31, 2010 || 8 to 9 AM ET

Todd Perreault from Community Justice Initiatives (CJI) in Kitchener will speak to us about Family Conferencing. Also called Family Group Decision Making, Family Conferencing is a meeting of extended family, friends, and community members with the purpose of developing a plan that meets the safety and protection needs of the children in the family. This is a relatively new initiative in the Region which we believe will have very positive effects for families and the community. The family is empowered and involved in the decision making process for their children. Currently, all families are referred to CJI by the Kinship Program and Family and Children’s Services of Waterloo Region with funding from the Ministry of Children and Youth Services. You can reach Todd Perreault at CJI or 519.744.6549 or his website:

Todd Perreault is an experienced mediator and social worker for the past 17 years. He has successfully facilitated the negotiation of parent-teen conflicts, divorces and separations, child protection matters, and community disputes.

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