It Takes A Village partners with Pennsylvania counties to provide a practice where families come together to build collaborative plans.  This process joins a family’s informal resources who know them best with the formal agencies.  This process called Family Group Decision Making fits a family’s culture and situation resulting in positive and sustainable outcomes.  It Takes A Village is a leading practitioner of Family Group Decision Making in Pennsylvania, having convened more than 4500 conferences since 2005.


It’s Families Taking Charge of Their Own Lives

What becomes clear after conducting more than 4500 Family Group conferences is this: it is truly a shift in both a philosophical and practice from "business as usual."  For participants used to working in the social service system, this often requires some orientation... read more

Family Group: A Shift in Theory and Practice

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