A neutral trained facilitator will lead the meeting. The role of the facilitator is to focus the group's energy on the common task of reaching a decision about placement for the child. The caseworker will present the information regarding family history, strengths and concerns.
The parents and other involved relatives and professionals will be invited to the meeting and are strongly encouraged to participate. The parents may bring a support person to the meeting; this may be a relative, close friend, attorney, or Pastor.