Why FGC Works

FGC Works Because

  • People are actively valued
  • Worker is no longer the problem finder/advice giver
  • Communicates in a language of "concerns" versus problems
  • Strengthens families by harnessing their commitment, wisdom and responsibility to protect children and insure well-being
  • Counter isolation of at-risk families
  • Better informed plans because of family knowledge and expertise about themselves
  • Enhances family's feelings of security, belonging, respect, and understanding
  • Simple and easy to understand
  • Encourages collaboration between service providers working with the family
  • Provides a "similar" language between family and agencies and among service providers from different agencies
  • Decreases burden on service providers and balances power
  • Creates an opportunity for families to realize their potential in caring for their children
  • Increases investment and ownership decisions