Prosody Blog

Articles and conversations dedicated to innovation, research and practice with children and young people in need of support, protection and care

June 1, 2020

A unique window into our world – a supervisors reflections on therapy in the time of COVID19

This blog is written by Sharon Duthie, a Team Leader in the Australian Childhood Foundation’s Therapeutic Services.  As the global pandemic COVID-19 has swept across the world, so too have sweeping changes to the way we practice. We are now seeing the parent/carers, children and young people online for therapy. We are seeing them through a different lens; quite literally through a window on …

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May 29, 2020

Living with the invisible threat

This blog is authored by Mandy Flint, a Senior Advisor in the Australian Childhood Foundation’s Professional Education Services. COVID19 has brought about some challenges that for many of us are extraordinary. None of us could have anticipated the level of personal and professional challenge that would be imposed on us in order to keep us safe …

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May 28, 2020

Back to school in a COVID-19 world

This blog is authored by Lauren Thomas, Professional Community Engagement Manager at the Australian Childhood Foundation.  Over the past few weeks, and this week in Victoria, schools are beginning to reopen their doors for students post the Corona Virus lockdown. There are mixed feelings for all involved. During this period of lock-down Australians (indeed people all over …

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May 26, 2020

RISE – a new program supporting families affected by family violence.

This blog is jointly written by Nicole Balfour, Team Leader of Therapeutic Services in Ovens Murray Goulburn, from the Australian Childhood Foundation team based in Albury, and Colleen Tait, the Acting Manager of the Families and Children’s Team at Junction Support Services. Based in Wodonga, Victoria, Junction Support Services has been changing lives for 30 years through supporting people …

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May 21, 2020

Let’s Play!

For the last eight weeks, families have been ‘stuck’ inside due to Corona Virus.  It has been a juggle for many parents to manage the difficult balance between working from home, parenting and supporting the online learning of our children. Many are worried that their children might ‘fall behind’ academically or are concerned that their role as parent and caregiver is …

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May 14, 2020

7 simple ways that parents can feel support in their parenting role

This blog article is written by Chris Hutchinson, Senior Consultant in the Parenting and Early Years Team at the Australian Childhood Foundation.   Parenting today has all types of stress and pressure and parents don’t need the added stress of unhelpful, negative comments even if they are intended as constructive advice. Parents should feel confident …

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April 16, 2020

How is the Australian Childhood Foundation responding to COVID-19?

A letter from our CEO, Dr Joe Tucci Dear Colleagues, We are all feeling the strain of the temporary change to our lives as a result of COVID-19. However, children and young people remain at the heart of everything we do. At this time, more than ever, we recognise that there are additional risks to …

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January 17, 2020

7 Reasons Why You Can’t Miss Our International Childhood Trauma Conference 2020

This blog post was written by Annie Vereker, Digital Content Coordinator at the Australian Childhood Foundation. Our International Childhood Trauma Conference is coming to Melbourne on 2-7 August 2020! This year will be our fourth biennial International Childhood Trauma Conference! We’ve listened to your feedback and this year we’re evolving by adding as much value …

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December 11, 2019

T’was the weeks before Christmas

This blog was written by Noel MacNamara, Executive Manager of Research and Policy at The Australian Childhood Foundation. ‘Tis the season to be dysregulated Fa la la la la, la la la la! Christmas is a very special time of the year for so many of us. Despite our heartfelt desire to provide fun and …

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November 8, 2019

Team Hufflepuff: Making People Feel Welcome

This blog post was written by Matthew Harvey, a Therapeutic Specialist at The Australian Childhood Foundation.    I remember being in my first Team Meeting. It was my fourth day at ACF and I didn’t know what we’d be discussing. I sat in silence rocking on my chair whilst taking in the room, the people …

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