Family Team Meetings (FTM) and Intro to Facilitated Family Team Meetings (FFTM)

Stephanie Chapman

Intended Audience: OCFS Caseworkers

Credit: 6 HRS

  • This training begins with discussion around the philosophy and underpinnings of family team meetings. Throughout, it is stressed that this model operates on a strength based perspective and that it is the responsibility of the Office of Child and Family Services to support families and unite family and community resources into a family team. Trainees are then introduced to the Signs of Safety questioning approach, gaining an understanding of their use in engagement and the preparation process. The training then moves into the steps and agenda of an FTM, preparation for a FTM and the role of the facilitator and co-facilitator. This is followed by a quick introduction about documentation of FTM and FFTMs.