2000 Jordan Institute
Vol. 2, No.
of "Action Meetings"
- They can clear up miscommunication and dispel
feelings of resentment among agencies.
- Meeting in a supportive atmosphere where
everything is clearly stated can help parents see social workers as
advocates, not adversaries.
- Social workers sometimes realize that they
don't have all the responsibility for making decisions and implementing
solutions to a family's problems.
- The collaborative atmosphere of the meeting
often leads a family to volunteer to do some of the footwork (e.g.,
having their house sprayed for pests); it also leads to closer cooperation
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