Risk Assessment— The MOSAIC method
[November 22, 2022: There have been some changes made to this post. For more information, read the Editors’ notes at the bottom of the post. Editors.]
Risk assessment is a vital ingredient in safety planning with abuse victims.
The MOSAIC Threat Assessment method is an online risk / threat assessment method developed by Gavin de Becker who wrote the excellent book The Gift Of Fear [*Affiliate link], MOSAIC helps the assessor weigh a situation, for example, a situation where an abuse victim is in the throes of separating from an abuser, in light of expert opinion and research, and instantly compares the situation to past cases where the outcomes are known,
Sorry for yet another post on the weekend — we’re again bending our policy of publishing posts only on weekdays. But it’s only an informational post to let you know that we’ve put this new item on our Resources page. We don’t always write a post to tell you that a new item has been put on the Resources page but this resource is so valuable that we wanted everyone to be aware of it. There’s been a little discussion of MOSAIC on previous comments threads, but not everyone would have seen that discussion.
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