Prosody Blog

Articles and conversations dedicated to innovation, research and practice with children and young people in need of support, protection and care

February 18, 2016

Assessment in Practice with Vulnerable Children and Families Series – Part 3

In the third article in his series on assessment CEO Joe Tucci addresses the question “What is a trauma informed assessment of harm for children and young people?”

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January 5, 2016

Assessment in Practice with Vulnerable Children and Families Series – Part 2

What is a Risk Assessment? In this second entry in his series on assessment in practice, CEO Joe Tucci discusses four mistakes you might be making when assessing risk.

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December 22, 2015

Assessment in Practice with Vulnerable Children and Families Series – Part 1

There are many terms relevant to the practice with vulnerable and abused children and their families. This is the first in a four part series by CEO Joe Tucci on examining the key dimensions of assessment in this contested area of professional decision making.   For this article, Joe focusses on the construct of protectiveness in families and communities. 

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October 22, 2015

7 Top Books About Families of All Shapes and Sizes

‘Family’ for children who have experienced child abuse and trauma can be a shifting and sometimes painful concept to grapple with, and we need more ways to help acknowledge and normalise the spectrum of what ‘family’ can mean. In today's blog post, Senior Counsellor Chris Cussens shares a list of books that include varied stories of ‘family’.

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