Unlike video conferencing
, a forerunner in the field, web conferencing
typically services many users at once.
provides a conversation with a formal structure, and that structure enables participants to address constructively an incident or issue that has caused significant conflict between them.
Applying this model to FGC, we see conferencing
as a restorative process at the base of the pyramid.
Family group conferencing
promotes the sharing of power for decision making between family, kin, professionals, state and the community, while balancing responsibility and accountability among these groups.