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Team Decision Making - Family to Family

Team Decision Making (TDM)
The involvement of birth families and community members, along with resource families, service providers and agency staff, in all placement decisions (involving child removal, change in placement, reunification and permanency planning), to ensure a network of support for the children and the adults who care for them.

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"Children Need Strong Families and Families Need the Strength and Protection of a Strong Community. We need to Build Strong Partnerships within the Child Welfare Arena."
John Mattingly, The Annie E. Casey Foundation