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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.

May 29, 2024

Supporting the mental health of LGBTQIA+ children and young people

At Australian Childhood Foundation, we know how crucial it is to proactively support the mental health and wellbeing of children and young people who identify as LGBTQIA+. Social factors such as rejection, bullying, discrimination, and lack of support can severely impact their wellbeing, leading to issues like anxiety, depression, and low self-esteem. So, what can …

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May 29, 2024

On Us welcomes Phillip Doorgachurn

We are thrilled to announce that Phil Doorgachurn has joined Australian Childhood Foundation as the new General Manager of Strategic Child Safeguarding Initiatives. Phil brings with him an extensive career spanning 18 years, dedicated to safeguarding children around the globe. His extensive experience and unwavering commitment to child safety make him the perfect leader for …

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May 10, 2024

Evaluating the BUGK parenting program: second time around

‘Evaluating the BUGK program: second time around’ blog article was written by Hanif Reza Jaberipour, Acting Program Manager, Parenting and Early Years Program at Australian Childhood Foundation. In 2005, Australian Childhood Foundation developed an evaluated group work program with a focus on the parent-child relationship called Great Kids. In 2010, this work evolved into what …

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May 7, 2024

Breaking the cycle: Addressing the impacts of gender-based violence on Australian children and young people

‘Breaking the cycle: Addressing the impacts of gender-based violence on Australian children and young people’ blog article was written by Cait Wilding, Team Leader at Australian Childhood Foundation. If you, or someone you know is in immediate danger, call 000. For confidential support regarding family violence, call 1800RESPECT (1800 737 732). To report concerns relating …

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April 12, 2024

Thank you from Janise Mitchell

I want to thank those of you who shared your kindness and support over the past several weeks since the passing of our CEO, and my friend, Joe Tucci. Receiving so many compassionate and thoughtful messages from across the world reminded me of the enormous impact Joe had on so many people. I am proud …

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April 5, 2024

Bringing Up Great Kids – a reflective parenting program for both parents and facilitators

‘Bringing Up Great Kids – a reflective parenting program for both parents and facilitators’ blog article was written by Nina Moffat, Parenting and Early Years Consultant and Therapeutic Specialist at Australian Childhood Foundation. Throughout all variations of our Bringing Up Great Kids (BUGK) Parenting Program, there is a strong focus on personal reflection for parents. …

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March 25, 2024

The “beneath” provides us with the whole picture

‘The “beneath” provides us with the whole picture’ blog article was written by Pat Jewell, Program Manager, Parenting and Early Years Program at Australian Childhood Foundation. There is a lovely picture book called ‘Beneath’ by Cori Doerrfeld. It tells the story of a young child who is having a bad day and hides from the …

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March 25, 2024

The importance of trauma-sensitive language

‘Trauma-sensitive language’ blog article was written by Sue Buratti, Program Manager, Therapeutic Services at Australian Childhood Foundation. Trauma Responsive Practice is a term commonly used when referring to the way we engage with vulnerable children and young people. However, there can be uncertainty for those who are working with them directly, as to how to activate it.  …

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March 12, 2024

Empowering diversity: Adapting the BUGK Parenting Program for multicultural parenting

‘Empowering diversity: Adapting the BUGK Parenting Program for multicultural parenting’ blog article was written by Jo Newbold, Senior Consultant, Parenting and Early Years Program at Australian Childhood Foundation, who interviewed Esther Mwathi, Bringing up Great Kids (BUGK) Facilitator. Embracing and fostering inclusivity and understanding are key to the success of our Bringing up Great Kids (BUGK) Parenting …

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February 19, 2024

Can we really ‘bounce back’ after experiencing trauma?

‘Can we really ‘bounce back’ after experiencing trauma?’ blog article was written by Sophie Varvel, Team Leader of NSW Therapeutic Services at Australian Childhood Foundation. Let’s reconsider the notion of urging children to ‘bounce back’ after experiencing trauma. In my mind, the phrase conjures images of a bouncy ball, careening off the ground, aiming for great heights. …

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