Prosody Blog

Prosody is the pitch and tone of the human voice. It is the very essence of connection. Our blog hosts articles and stories dedicated to innovation, research and practice with children and young people.

July 27, 2021

The Story of their Life: Supporting young people in care to make sense of their world

This ‘The story of their life: supporting young people in care to make sense of their world’ blog article was written by Jennifer Gay, Team leader, with contributions from the wider Victorian Therapeutic Services team at the Australian Childhood Foundation. For many of the young people in Out of Home Care their lives have been …

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July 7, 2021

Bringing Up Great Kids (BUGK) in the First 1000 Days Program

This ‘Bringing Up Great Kids (BUGK) in the First 1000 Days Program ‘ blog article was written by the Parenting and Early Years Team, at the Australian Childhood Foundation. The period from conception to the end of the child’s second year has become known as “the first 1000 days”. Around the world governments have seen …

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June 29, 2021

Bringing Up Great Kids (BUGK) and Capacity Building

This ‘Bringing Up Great Kids (BUGK) and Capacity Building’ blog article was written by the Parenting and Early Years Team, at the Australian Childhood Foundation.   In working with families, we have often observed that ruptures in relationships happen because of a paucity in the adult’s capacity to regulate. We believe “parents do the best …

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June 23, 2021

How do we continue to do it all from home? Routines are your best friend

This ‘How do we continue to do it all from home? Routines are your best friend’ blog article was written by Chris Hutchinson, Senior Consultant in the Parenting and Early Years Team, at the Australian Childhood Foundation.   We’ve been asked this question many times – how can we continue to manage everything at home; …

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June 22, 2021

Delivering the Bringing Up Great Kids (BUGK) Program Online During COVID

This ‘Delivering the Bringing Up Great Kids (BUGK) Program Online During COVID’ blog article was written by Jan Dacosta, EACH Therapeutic Specialist and Stefanie Ronzoni, Senior Child Counsellor, at the Australian Childhood Foundation.   The Bringing Up Great Kids (BUGK) Program was delivered online during COVID restrictions, to a group of Mothers who had experienced family violence. Where family …

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June 17, 2021

The Making of a Wardrobe – Bringing Creativity into Therapy

This ‘The Making of a Wardrobe – Bringing Creativity into Therapy’ blog article was written by Jennifer Gay, Team Leader in Therapeutic Services, at the Australian Childhood Foundation. Recently a young person that ACF was working with in a Therapeutic Foster Care program told her counsellor on a home visit that her safe place to …

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June 15, 2021

When all the System Needs Love

This ‘When all the System Needs Love’ blog article was written by Tayla Howard, Therapeutic Specialist, at the Australian Childhood Foundation.   In the OurSPACE program we provide direct therapeutic intervention to children and young people in Out-Of-Home-Care (OOHC). I describe myself as working in trauma informed ways from a child-centered approach. In working this way children can expect unconditional positive …

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April 12, 2021

Student Reflection – A Social Work Placement with Australian Childhood Foundation

This blog article was written by Morgan Evans, a 4th-year social work student at La Trobe University who recently completed her social work placement with Australian Childhood Foundation. “In a year full of so many challenges and uncertainty for many, I was privileged enough to obtain a constant, purposeful and fulfilling experience throughout COVID-19 on my very …

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April 9, 2021

Heart to Heart Cards – A reflective tool for exploring the meaning of our closest relationships

This ‘Heart to Heart’ blog article was written by Angela Weller, Program Manager, Service Development and Projects at the Australian Childhood Foundation. “Love is the warmth and light that should bathe all childrens little hearts”  Several years ago I was introduced to a book by Drew Barrymore called Find it in Everything. It is a book of photographs taken …

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March 10, 2021

Explosive Adolescence

This blog is written by Pat Jewell, Manager of Parenting and the Early Years Program at the Australian Childhood Foundation. When there is an adolescent in the house there is often tension as the parents and the adolescent try to work out how to relate to each other in this new and different landscape. During …

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