Creating the resource Jade Speaks up was a real community effort ably led by Elaine Dyer and her team at Violence Free Waitakere, bringing together expertise from across the West Auckland Family Violence Sector. Family Action was pleased to have been involved in the co-creation of the resource from inception.
The clinical team use Jade Speaks Up extensively within the agency both with individual children, siblings and families. It is used for safety planning, helping to facilitate conversations and for parents to understand the impact of violence on their children. We use the worksheets which are excellent and straightforward.
It is a tremendous asset to the skilled family violence practitioner tool kit.