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.

August 3, 2020

The impact of family violence on the parent-child relationship.

This article was written by Stefanie Ronzoni, Senior Child Counsellor in the Australian Childhood Foundation’s Therapeutic Services.   We now know that the relationship between a mother and her child is directly impacted as a result of family violence.  Family violence affects a mother’s sense of confidence in her parenting and ability to be present and available to her child in all the ways that she would …

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July 29, 2020

Safe and Confidential – The challenges of digital therapeutic service delivery

This article was co-authored by Dr Joe Tucci, CEO, and Lauren Thomas, Manager Service Development at Projects both at the Australian Childhood Foundation We work with children, young people and their families in times of upheaval for them. Times where they have experienced abuse, family violence and chronic stress. Over the decades that the Australian …

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July 28, 2020

Relationships matter 

This article was written by Claudia O’Hara, a Therapeutic Specialist at the Australian Childhood Foundation, working in the ACT Together consortium. It is with a full and joyous heart that I read my daughter’s end of year school report. Not because she had aced maths and English… she hadn’t! Or because she had excelled in the debate …

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July 20, 2020

In his shoes – Bringing our children home to safety with fetta cheese and peanut butter

This article was written by Dr Joe Tucci, CEO of the Australian Childhood Foundation A few weeks ago, a remarkable story unfolded. A young boy with autism went missing in the Victorian bush. The state held its collective breath for three days before there was good news.   The volunteers and police who found young William Callaghan put themselves into …

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July 16, 2020

Yours Truly: Incorporating Therapeutic Letters into the Assessment Process with Children and Young People

This blog article was written by Laura Pyle, a Team Leader in the Australian Childhood Foundation’s Therapeutic Services. In our Therapeutic Services program in Victoria, a group of us have recently been thinking about the way we document the rich stories of children’s lives which emerge throughout our therapeutic assessment process.   In particular, we have …

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July 10, 2020

The best thing to tell your kids

This article is written by Dr Joe Tucci, CEO of the Australian Childhood Foundation. An earlier version appeared in the Herald Sun as an Op-Ed on the 22 March 2019. It has been a topsy turvy year so far. Our children were really scared during the bushfires. They saw nature burning, they felt the smoke …

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July 8, 2020

The most important tool in the therapeutic toolkit

This article was written by Sue Buratti, Manager of Therapeutic Services, NSW at the Australian Childhood Foundation. The subject of which therapeutic tool to use in a child or young person’s session is always one for fascinating discussion and rightly so. Often, Counsellors can worry about what will be the best intervention or tool to …

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July 2, 2020

The power of expectation

This article was written by Melissa Powney, Team Leader, Professional Education Services at the Australian Childhood Foundation. Have you ever considered how your expectations influence your reality? It is an important concept to reflect upon, as for every predetermined expectation we have about our future, our brain (or more specifically the Insula) anticipates and shapes …

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July 1, 2020

In her shoes

This article was written by Alice Lieshout, Therapeutic Specialist for the Australian Childhood Foundation.   THE MOVE  I hate that my life turned out this way. I didn’t think life could get any worse living with mum, but then I entered resi. I hate everything about this place. The smell, the people, my empty room, the other …

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June 25, 2020

Magnetic Mindfulness

This blog article was co-authored by Matt Harvey, Therapeutic Specialist at ACT Together and Lauren Thomas, Manager at the Australian Childhood Foundation. In the last decade, mindfulness has become one of the biggest buzzwords. From yogi’s to neuroscientists, parents and professionals, everyone has a method, an app or a process they’re using to ‘practice’ this …

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