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.

October 14, 2021

The Challenge of Change in Returning to School in a COVID-19 World

This ‘The Challenge of Change in Returning to School in a COVID-19 World’ blog article was written by Marina Dickson, Organisational Lead of Course and Content Development, at the Australian Childhood Foundation.   In May of last year, our Australian Childhood Foundation colleague Lauren Thomas wrote a blog called ‘Back to school in a COVID-19 …

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October 12, 2021

Planting Seeds of Self-Belief

This article is has been written by a Therapeutic Specialist at the Australian Childhood Foundation. Due to the personal nature of the article they will remain anonymous. However, what they would like to share is the role and impact we can each have on others, particularly children and young people, who need someone in their lives to plant seeds …

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September 22, 2021

On Soothing

This ‘On Soothing’ blog article was written by Chris Cussen, Senior Advisor in the Therapeutic Services team, at the Australian Childhood Foundation.   Lately I have been thinking about the concept of ‘soothing.’ It is such a soft and easing word to me, and so relevant in these COVID times. When you look up ‘soothing’ …

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September 10, 2021

Child Abuse Remains Unseen and Ignored

This ‘Child Abuse Remains Unseen and Ignored’ blog article was written by Dr Joe Tucci, CEO at the Australian Childhood Foundation and Janise Mitchell, Deputy CEO at the Australian Childhood Foundation and Director of the Centre for Excellence in Therapeutic Care. Click here to read the full Still Unseen and Ignored report and to learn …

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September 5, 2021

Every Child Needs a Fair Go: What does National Child Protection Week mean for organisations?

This ‘Every Child Needs a Fair Go: What does National Child Protection Week mean for organisations?’ blog article was written by Jessica Carter, Senior Safeguarding Consultant at the Australian Childhood Foundation. National Child Protection Week runs from September 5th – 11th, 2021.    “Every child, in every community, needs a fair go.” This is the …

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August 31, 2021

Be your own hero!

This ‘Be your own hero!’ blog article was written by Rebecca Cort, Senior Advisor at the Australian Childhood Foundation.   One of the big questions I get asked as a senior advisor in developmental trauma is how to work with embodied contemplation in the absence of a hero. So many of the children we work …

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August 26, 2021

Developing your Ethical Compass

This ‘Developing your Ethical Compass’ blog article was written by Rebecca Cort, Senior Advisor, at the Australian Childhood Foundation.   Part of being trauma responsive is learning how to hold your own centre of gravity. As practitioners, we work in systems and organisations that hold huge power. Sustaining our own centre, in the midst and under …

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August 24, 2021

Birthdays, Parties, Anything

This ‘Birthdays, Parties, Anything’ blog article was written by Alison McLindin, Team Leader in the Therapeutic Services Victoria team, at the Australian Childhood Foundation.   Myra is an old lady now, but she feels that her formative years were spent being responsible for caring for her younger brother and sister, leaving her little time for herself. When Myra …

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August 19, 2021

‘We just played basketball for 30 minutes’

This ‘We just played basketball for 30 minutes’ blog article was written by Marina Dickson, Manager in the Professional Education Services team, at the Australian Childhood Foundation.   As professionals we seem to find all sorts of ways to question our own skills, capacity and efficacy in our work. One of those ways is often the …

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August 17, 2021

Sharing Stories with Children in Our Work

This ‘Sharing Stories with Children in Our Work’ blog article was written by Angela Weller and Chris Cussen, at the Australian Childhood Foundation.   Humans think in stories and we try to make sense of the world by telling stories. The uniqueness of us as humans is our ability to create and believe fiction. Our communication …

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