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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 9, 2022

Facilitating an online parent group vs a face-to-face parent group

‘Facilitating an online parent group vs a face-to-face parent group ’ blog article was written by Chris Hutchinson, Parenting and Early Years Senior Consultant at Australian Childhood Foundation. I have run many face-to-face parent groups. Many with a variety of different parent cohorts from different socio-economic and cultural backgrounds and many with parents of children of different …

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July 22, 2022

The power of showing up as a parent

‘The power of showing up as a parent’ blog article was written by Nina Moffatt, Parenting and Early Years Consultant and Therapeutic Specialist at Australian Childhood Foundation.   In the book ‘The Power of Showing Up’, Daniel J. Siegel and Tina Payne Bryson describe showing up as; to bring one’s whole being – your attention …

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July 11, 2022

Harmful Sexual Behaviours – understanding the risks and needs for children and young people who engage in this behaviour

‘Harmful Sexual Behaviours – understanding the risks and needs for children and young people who engage in this behaviour’ blog article was written by Daniel Howell, Manager – Therapeutic Services, Darwin at Australian Childhood Foundation.   Since the Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse (Royal Commission) there have been efforts by all tiers …

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July 7, 2022

My healing began when I was safe enough to Get Up! Stand Up! Show Up!

‘My healing began when I was safe enough to Get Up! Stand Up! Show Up!’ blog article was written by Stacey Dellow, proud Wiradjuri and Wonnarua woman, and Team Leader within our NSW OurSPACE program.   This year the NAIDOC theme “Get Up! Stand Up! Show Up!” resonates with my journey as an Aboriginal social …

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June 30, 2022

The Stages of Change

‘The Stages of Change’ blog article was written by Rosie Barker, Therapeutic Specialist, Regional Victoria at Australian Childhood Foundation.   Realistically, we are all constantly in the process of changing from being one thing to being another. But how often do we pause to consider this as a process and that it occurs in stages with …

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June 2, 2022

Dots with Feelings – a resource for feelings exploration

‘Dots with Feelings – a resource for feelings exploration’ blog article was written by Chris Cussen, Senior Advisor – Service Development and Projects Therapeutic Services at Australian Childhood Foundation.   I have to be honest with you, today I am feeling and . My daughter is sitting in the other room as the lone family …

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May 27, 2022

Detaching from our agenda

‘Detaching from our agenda’ blog article was written by Nicole Rohani, Senior Child and Family Counsellor, Child Trauma Service at Australian Childhood Foundation.   As practitioners, we generally have some type of agenda when we meet with children and their caregivers. The agenda assists to provide some purpose in our interactions with clients and their …

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May 16, 2022

7 Reasons why you can’t miss our International Childhood Trauma Conference 2022

This ‘7 Reasons why you can’t miss our International Childhood Trauma Conference 2022’ blog article was written by Jessica Speck, Marketing and Communications Coordinator at Australian Childhood Foundation.      The fourth biennial International Childhood Trauma Conference, 31 July – 5 August 2022 at the Melbourne Convention & Exhibition Centre, is fast approaching. We can …

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May 13, 2022

Having tough conversations virtually

‘Having tough conversations virtually ‘ blog article was written by Margaret Cartmell, Team Leader, OurSPACE NSW program at Australian Childhood Foundation. “How do you give feedback safely in virtual space?” Overhearing this comment from a colleague got me thinking.   Context:  From a team leader’s perspective – how do you give feedback about learning and …

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May 6, 2022

Trust, safety and participation: Essential ingredients for healing

‘Trust, safety and participation: Essential ingredients for healing’ blog article was written by By Donna Smyth and Colin Hayes at Australian Childhood Foundation. During the COVID-19 pandemic, children and young people have been increasingly affected by domestic and family violence, while services have scrambled to adapt and continue delivering help and support amidst challenging and changing …

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