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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.

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 19, 2022

Facilitating an online parent group vs a face-to-face parent group

‘Facilitating an online parent group vs a face-to-face parent group’ blog article was written by Chris Hutchinson, Senior Consultant, Parenting and Early Years Program at Australian Childhood Foundation. I have run many face-to-face parent groups. Many with a variety of different parent cohorts from different socio-economic and cultural backgrounds. And many with parents of children …

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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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April 5, 2022

Can Children Really Give Consent in the Therapeutic Relationship?

‘Can Children Really Give Consent in the Therapeutic Relationship’ blog article was written by Angela Lykousis, Therapeutic Specialist in the OurSPACE NSW team, at Australian Childhood Foundation.   As a therapist working directly with the most vulnerable children in our community – children living in out of home care, the question of obtaining genuine consent …

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April 5, 2022

Transitions in Children’s Everyday Lives

‘Transitions in Children’s Everyday Lives’ blog article was written by Chris Hutchinson, Senior Consultant in the Parenting and Early Years Program at the Australian Childhood Foundation.   Young children’s days are filled with change. The transitions children are asked to make each day, from one place to another, one person to another, or one activity to …

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March 25, 2022

Using Therapeutic Tools – Grounding young people through culture

‘Using Therapeutic Tools – Grounding young people through culture’ blog article was narrated by Liam Flanagan, Aboriginal Liaison Support Worker in the Back on Track Program, and written by Lillian Lampton, Aboriginal Liaison Support Worker, who are both in the Therapeutic Services Northern Territory team, at the Australian Childhood Foundation.   This blog illustrates the …

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March 4, 2022

Embracing Diverse Staff in Therapeutic Residential Care

‘Embracing Diverse Staff in Therapeutic Residential Care’ blog article was written by Allison Chambers, Therapeutic Specialist in the Therapeutic Services Canberra team, at the Australian Childhood Foundation.   In the middle of National Reconciliation Week and at the height of the Black Lives Matter protest movement in 2021, our team were running training for new …

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