Family Group Decision Making (FGDM)

Scientific Rating:
Promising Research Evidence
See scale of 1-5

Additional Implementation Resources

Since this program Family Group Decision Making (FGDM) was highly rated on the Scientific Rating Scale, program representatives were asked to provide additional implementation information.

Pre-Implementation Materials

There are no pre-implementation materials to measure organizational or provider readiness for Family Group Decision Making (FGDM).

Formal Support for Implementation

There is formal support available for implementation of Family Group Decision Making (FGDM) as listed below:

Training, implementation technical assistance, general consultation, and practice coaching to support implementation are provided at local, regional, and state levels. Please see for more information.

Fidelity Measures

There are fidelity measures for Family Group Decision Making (FGDM) as listed below:

The Family Group Decision Making Fidelity Tools (FGDM-FT) Participant and Coordinator Versions and the Achievement of Family Group Conferencing Objectives Scale are available.

To use these tools, please contact Lisa Merkel-Holguin at

Implementation Guides or Manuals

There are implementation guides or manuals for Family Group Decision Making (FGDM) as listed below:

The FGDM Best Practice Guidelines are a good starting point for communities interested in implementing FGDM. It is located at

Research on How to Implement the Program

Research has not been conducted on how to implement Family Group Decision Making (FGDM).