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Jessica Cocks

Social Worker, NSW

Jessica Cocks is a social worker and researcher in child and family practice. Her current role is practice lead for children and families at Life Without Barriers.

Jessica is the co-founder of Family Inclusion Strategies in the Hunter, which is a parent and family led organisation based in Newcastle, New South Wales. In 2016, Jessica was awarded a Churchill Fellowship to explore family inclusive initiatives in child protection and out-of-home care in Norway, Canada, America and the United Kingdom.

Jessica’s research and practice interests include conceptualising, building and implementing family inclusive practice initiatives in the interests of children, including peer parent and family advocacy, relational permanence for children and parent and family leadership.

The Mental Health Professionals’ Network (MHPN) respectfully acknowledges the Wurundjeri and the Boon Wurrung people of the Kulin nation, the Traditional Owners and Custodians of the land on which our office is situated. We also acknowledge Traditional Owners of Country throughout Australia and pay our respects to their Elders past and present.