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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.

November 29, 2022

Young People and Coercive Control

‘Young People and Coercive Control’ blog article was written by Lyn Millett, Executive Manager, Education and Safeguarding Services at Australian Childhood Foundation.   A growing body of evidence indicates the serious and long-term harm caused by coercive control. Yet we often do not consider its impacts on children and young people exposed to family and …

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November 23, 2022

Co-design: an essential ingredient in making youth services more participatory

‘Co-design: an essential ingredient in making youth services more participatory’ blog article was written by Chris Byrne, Business Development and Strategy Manager at Australian Childhood Foundation. ‘Co-design’ is a powerful way to hear and embed the voices of young people throughout service planning and decision-making. It is an essential tool for professionals seeking to increase …

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November 8, 2022

Why it’s essential for therapeutic care specialists to practice self-care

‘Why it’s essential for therapeutic care specialists to practice self-care’ blog article was written by Jessica Wright, Therapeutic Specialist at Australian Childhood Foundation.   We have heard a hundred times over (probably more) in the past few years that self-care is essential to ensure we can keep going. In my work as a Therapeutic Care …

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November 2, 2022

The Big Tree Folk on a Journey

‘The Big Tree Folk on a Journey’ blog article was written by Angela Weller, New Training and Resource Development Lead at Australian Childhood Foundation.  We all embark on journeys in life to explore new places and meet new people. We play with and weave new stories of ourselves into these experiences.  The Big Tree Folk …

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October 26, 2022

Asked but not heard: The importance of listening to young people in out-of-home care

‘Asked but not heard: The importance of listening to young people in out-of-home care’ blog article was written by Kelly Royds, Head of Knowledge Mobilisation and Innovation at the Centre for Excellence in Therapeutic Care (CETC).  “I have been asked. I don’t think I’ve been heard like 95% of the time” – Young person interviewed in …

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October 19, 2022

Participation through a rights-based lens

‘Participation through a rights-based lens’ blog article was written by Lauren Thomas, Senior Project Lead, Child and Youth Participation and Engagement Team at Australian Childhood Foundation.   “‘Children should be seen and not heard’ describes my childhood really. It describes what it meant to my grandparents to have us there. We just had to look …

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October 13, 2022

Playing with ideas – is neuroscience still the story we tell?

‘Playing with ideas – is neuroscience still the story we tell?’ blog article was written by Angela Weller, New Training and Resource Development Lead and Pauline Lodge, Senior Consultant, at Australian Childhood Foundation.   “Neuroscience is a metaphor just like all the other metaphors we use, people seem to be impressed by science, they think …

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September 30, 2022

Dealing with disruptive parents/carers in a parent group

‘Dealing with disruptive parents/carers in a parent group’ blog article was written by Chris Hutchinson from the Parenting and Early Years Team at Australian Childhood Foundation.   Have you ever had a disruptive parent or carer in your parent group? The longer you are a facilitator the more chance you have of this occurring. Sometimes …

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September 26, 2022

On the road again

‘On the road again’ blog article was written by Jennifer Gay, Team Leader, Therapeutic Services Victoria at Australian Childhood Foundation.   Like many of you, our lives have been impacted over the last few years by the COVID-19 global pandemic. It has affected many aspects including how we work and socialise with people. For many of …

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September 8, 2022

Why trauma responsive teachers are so important

‘Why trauma responsive teachers are so important’ blog article was written by Jess Carter, Lead – Knowledge Mobilisation Education and Safeguarding Services, interviewing Carolyn Grace, Senior Consultant, at Australian Childhood Foundation.   Children and young people affected by trauma are often unable to learn effectively. These children are sometimes labelled as disruptive or poor learners …

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