Family Group Conferencing

Family Group Conferencing {FGC) is described as the following:

  • A time for families to come together to find solutions to problems that strengthen the family unit.

  • A meeting that places the individual and their family members at the center of the decision making process.

  • A time for the individual to set goals and outline the necessary steps to achieve those goals with the help of people who can put  their plan Into action.

  • A session that takes place in a location of their choice. This session may take as long as necessary to complete your plan.


Healing Circles

Collaborative Solutions for Communities (CSC), in partnership with the DC Department of Corrections, is committed to helping women successfully transition home to their families. CSC has 20 years of experience helping families discover and uncover their  own strengths and abilities to heal and build futures together. Through Healing Circles, Family Group Conferences, and one-on-one  family supportive services, participants will find the strength and confidence to rebuild their lives and families.

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Family At Church

Solution-Focused Brief Therapy

Solution-Focused Brief Therapy (SFBT) is a therapeutic model and interviewing skill set that uses open-ended questions to identify  solutions rather than an exhaustive examination of problems. As the name suggests, SFBT is future focused, goal-directed, and  focuses on solutions, rather than on the problems. SFBT proposes that a person who has the capacity to describe something as a  problem also has the capacity to describe what "better" means. SFBT also helps youth and families focus on what they want to  achieve through the work rather than on the problem{s) that made them seek help in the first place. Executive Director Penelope Griffith has been training workers and other organizations for years in SFBT.


Safe Home, Safe Families

The Safe Home, Safe Families, Housing Assistance Program serves homeless and precariously housed individuals and families in the  District of Columbia (DC) and Prince George's county. DC residents include homeless and precariously housed returning citizens  and individuals/head of households who are homeless and precariously housed because of gang violence. Participants from Prince  George's County include women/families who are victims of domestic violence and in need of emergency short-term housing  assistance.

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