“Were You a Monster Today?” Making Assessments with Families: Thoughts and Practices

Silvio Premoli, Andrea Prandin

Abstract


Assessing family care work is an extremely complex task, full of risks (because it concerns people’s life). It requires sensitivity, great self-awareness and awareness of one's own prejudices and of one’s own idea of family. In order to make an assessment professionals must have a curious attitude, capable of constantly seeking connections between interacting subjects, and these subjects include the observer him/herself, his/her thoughts and epistemology. This paper presents the reflections emerging from a high level inservice training course aimed at care and education professionals, based on narrative and reflective methodologies.

Keywords


Child and Youth Care; Social Pedagogy; Complexity and Curiosity in Relational Child Care; Risks of Assessment; Evaluation Ethics

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