Dr Joe Tucci is the Chief Executive Officer of the Australian Childhood Foundation.
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Dr Joe Tucci – Biography
Dr Joe Tucci is the Chief Executive Officer of the Australian Childhood Foundation and is also the inaugural Chairperson of the National Centre for Action on Child Sexual Abuse.
Joe is a registered psychologist and social worker with significant experience in child protection and working therapeutically with children. He has worked in the field of child abuse for the past 30 years.
He is an accomplished practitioner-researcher with significant experience in child protection and working therapeutically with children and families. He is a Clinical Member of the Victorian Association of Family Therapists and a member of the Australian Association of Social Workers (AASW).
Joe graduated with Honours in Psychology (1986) and Honours in Social Work (1988) from Monash University. His experience includes child protection work, family counselling at the Nth Melbourne Community Health Centre, and child abuse research with the Department of Social Work at Monash University. He has been a guest lecturer in child abuse and family therapy at Monash, La Trobe and Deakin Universities. He is an Honorary Research Fellow with Child Abuse Prevention Research Australia (CAPRA) at Monash University.
In 1993, he was awarded a Creswick Foundation Fellowship in Child and Family Relationships to work with the National Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Children (NSPCC) in the United Kingdom.
He has acted as consultant to the Department of Human Services (Victoria) and the Department of Health and Human Services (Tasmania), Office of Children and Families (NT) on a number of child abuse and child welfare evaluative projects. He has demonstrated experience in developing and implementing child focused therapeutic programs and child abuse prevention campaigns.
Joe completed his Doctorate into emotional child abuse at Monash University in 2005. He has presented at national and international conferences on family therapy and child abuse. His writing has been published in both Australian and international academic journals and the broader media.
He has served on a number of government advisory bodies including the Australian Council for Children and Parenting, an advisory body to the Commonwealth Government.