Community Family Team Meetings

Community Family Team Meetings  
These services are not typically covered through insurance or state funding but they offer invaluable opportunities for support and parent education to families to prevent the need for formal intervention by child welfare services, as well as a priceless opportunity for communities to show their “at risk” youth that they are cared about and that they are valuable members of the community.


The purpose of a Community Family Team Meeting is to provide a service that is designed to be a preventative tool to provide support to families in which a child is at risk and the family is not currently involved in the formal child welfare system. It is designed for the family who wishes to participate in order to identify their own strengths, resources, and solutions as well as any barriers to meeting their needs informally. Participation is expected to provide the family with a high quality option for support and a parent education opportunity that prevents entry or re-entry to the child welfare system.


The target population for a Community Family Team Meeting is any family with at least one child, who is experiencing conflict or crisis in their lives, and who is not currently involved with the Department of Human Services.

Services are provided by Certified Family Team Meeting Facilitators.


Please contact either Joni Griffin or Dan Bechtol for additional information.


Counties Servied: Audubon, Carroll, Cass, Crawford, Fremont, Greene, Guthrie, Harrison, Monona, Montgomery, Page, Pottawattamie, Sac, Shelby, and Taylor.