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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 16, 2022

7 Reasons why you can’t miss our International Childhood Trauma Conference 2022

This ‘7 Reasons why you can’t miss our International Childhood Trauma Conference 2022’ blog article was written by Jessica Speck, Marketing and Communications Coordinator at Australian Childhood Foundation.      The fourth biennial International Childhood Trauma Conference, 31 July – 5 August 2022 at the Melbourne Convention & Exhibition Centre, is fast approaching. We can …

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March 18, 2022

The Trauma Expression and Connection Assessment (TECA) – A new tool to support healing and connection

‘The Trauma Expression and Connection Assessment (TECA) – A new tool to support healing and connection’ blog article was written by Sue Buratti, Program Manager in the Therapeutic Services team, at the Australian Childhood Foundation.   Despite the growing body of knowledge in trauma-sensitive approaches, there can be a tendency to rely on behavioural assessments, …

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January 27, 2022

A tale of two therapists

This ‘A tale of two therapists’ blog article was written by Kaitlin Moore and Alexandra Faulkner, Therapeutic Specialists in the Therapeutic Services Canberra team, at Australian Childhood Foundation.   Kaitlin and Alexandra work as Therapeutic Specialists with children, young people and their carers in foster, kinship and residential care. This is Kaitlin’s first year working …

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December 21, 2021

Reading as a mindful activity

This ‘Reading as a mindful activity’ blog article was written by Pat Jewell, Program Manager in the Parenting and Early Years team, at Australian Childhood Foundation.   I have always enjoyed reading and as a child was often found with my head in a book. I read for pleasure, as a form of escape and …

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December 16, 2021

Post pandemic kindness

This ‘Post pandemic kindness’ blog article was written by Pat Jewell, Program Manager in the Parenting and Early Years team, at Australian Childhood Foundation.   For most people across the world Covid-19 provided an opportunity to concentrate and focus on what is really important to us. As our world shrunk we had the opportunity to …

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November 17, 2021

When there are no words

This ‘When there are no words’ blog article was written by Yvette Willoughby, Senior Child and Family Counsellor in the Child Trauma Service Victoria team, at Australian Childhood Foundation.   I often try to imagine what non-therapists imagine happens in the child’s therapy room. I’m sure many might think that a therapist uses similar skills …

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November 11, 2021

From Romania with love

This ‘From Romania with love’ blog article was written by Karyn Robinson, Senior Advisor in the Professional Education Services team, at Australian Childhood Foundation.   A man of profound compassion, Nelson Mandela once remarked “There can be no keener revelation of a society’s soul than the way in which it treats its children” (8 May …

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November 11, 2021

Due Course – The story of a river

This ‘Due Course – The story of a river’ blog article was written by Angela Weller, Senior Manager in the Therapeutic Services team, and Matt Harvey, Therapeutic Specialist in the Canberra Therapeutic Services team, at the Australian Childhood Foundation.   Ideas emerge in conversations that both surprise and challenge us, but sometimes lead to new ways …

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November 9, 2021

Trauma Sensitive Language

This ‘Trauma Sensitive Language’ blog article was written by Sue Buratti, Program Manager in the Therapeutic Services team, at the 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 …

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November 5, 2021

Cup of tea?

This ‘Cup of tea?’ blog article was written by Olivia Edwinsmith, Senior Child and Family Counsellor in the South West Family Violence Partnership Program, at the Australian Childhood Foundation.   “Where there’s tea, there is Hope” – Wing Pinero  I have been getting to know my 91-year-old neighbour these past 12 months; he tells me that ‘smoko’ break is 10am and 3pm, …

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