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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 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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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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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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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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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 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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April 27, 2022

The Importance of Play for Therapeutic Professionals

‘Importance of Play for Therapeutic Professionals’ blog article was written by Tayla Howard, Team Leader, OurSPACE program at Australian Childhood Foundation. As a Play Therapist, I am always advocating the importance of play in all our lives, in the lives of children, adolescents and adults. Play may look different across the lifespan, but ultimately play …

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April 11, 2022

When Listening Saves Lives: What Young People’s Experiences of Mental Health Care Can Teach Us

‘When Listening Saves Lives: What Young People’s Experiences of Mental Health Care Can Teach Us’ blog article was written by Lyn Millett, Executive Manager, Professional Education and Safeguarding Children Services and Jessica Carter, Lead Knowledge Mobilisation, Safeguarding Children Services at Australian Childhood Foundation.   Every day, a growing number of young Australians present to the emergency departments …

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