Prosody Blog

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

July 10, 2020

The best thing to tell your kids

This article is written by Dr Joe Tucci, CEO of the Australian Childhood Foundation. An earlier version appeared in the Herald Sun as an Op-Ed on the 22 March 2019. It has been a topsy turvy year so far. Our children were really scared during the bushfires. They saw nature burning, they felt the smoke …

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July 1, 2020

In her shoes

This article was written by Alice Lieshout, Therapeutic Specialist for the Australian Childhood Foundation.   THE MOVE  I hate that my life turned out this way. I didn’t think life could get any worse living with mum, but then I entered resi. I hate everything about this place. The smell, the people, my empty room, the other …

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June 9, 2020

Abused children feel like this all the time

This post was written by Dr Joe Tucci, CEO of the Australian Childhood Foundation. At some point, COVID-19 has made us all feel vulnerable. We have been worried about our jobs, our health, and how far-reaching its impact will be. We have been afraid that we might lose someone we love to the virus. We …

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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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September 13, 2018

Child Protection Week

This blog article was written by Noel Macnamara, National Manager Policy and Research at the Australian Childhood Foundation.   It’s been over a week since child protection week. A great opportunity for us to reflect on how we care for the more vulnerable children and young people in our community. I am reminded of the …

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August 22, 2018

Popping Bubbles

Therapeutic Specialist, Kylie McKenzie guides us through The Popping Bubbles Program, which uses connecting activities to support both mothers and infants to bond together after they have both experienced the danger and violation of family violence.

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August 22, 2018

Reflections on Day 5 of the 2018 International Childhood Trauma Conference

This blog is the fifth in a series of daily blogs being published during the 2018 International Childhood Trauma Conference. Each day a member of the Australian Childhood Foundation's Senior Executive will share their reflections on the content in sessions they attended. Today's blog is written by Marina Dickson, Executive Manager Professional Education Services at The Australian Childhood Foundation.

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August 22, 2018

Reflections on Day 3 of the 2018 International Childhood Trauma Conference

This blog is the third in a series of daily blogs being published during the 2018 International Childhood Trauma Conference. Each day a member of the Australian Childhood Foundation's Senior Executive will share their reflections on the content in sessions they attended. Today's blog is written by Janise Mitchell, Deputy CEO at The Australian Childhood Foundation. 

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August 20, 2018

Reflections on Day 1 of the 2018 International Childhood Trauma Conference

This blog is the first in a series of daily blogs being published during the 2018 International Childhood Trauma Conference.  Each day a member of the Australian Childhood Foundation's Senior Executive will share their reflections on the content in sessions they attended.  Today's blog is written by Angela Weller.

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August 14, 2018

Doolann Leisha Eatts Because of her, I can.

Glenda Kickett honours her mother, Doolan Leisha Eatts.  A strong a strong Whadjuk and Ballardong woman raised on a mission in Western Australian. Doolan overcame much to raise her siblings, her children and serve her community as an elder and keeper of culture and language.  Glenda has taken the opportunity offered by NAIDOC week 2018 to share why she celebrates her Mum, knowing that it is because of her, that she can.

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