Prosody Blog

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

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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August 13, 2018

Speaking up and being heard: how do we listen and respond to children’s experiences, needs and hopes?

How can we ensure we hear directly from children so we know how they are feeling, what support they need, and with what they are struggling? In today's blog entry Nicola Palfrey, Director at Australian Child & Adolescent Trauma, Loss & Grief Network, explores strategies children find themselves experiencing when dealing with trauma, and how important it is for us to listen to their needs so we can provide them with proper support. 

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June 18, 2018

Songs of change and harmony

Foundation CEO, Dr Joe Tucci, explores the connection between the songs of whales and the collective 'song' of professionals who work in the trauma community; asking what it is that we need to keep growing, to keep resourcing each other and to continue to improve outcomes for children and young people.

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June 5, 2018

Infant Mental Health Awareness Week

Despite statistics showing that of all children, infants are over-represented in substantiated child abuse data; that violent households have a significantly higher proportion of children aged five years and under; that pregnancy is a time of increased risk of violence for women and that exposure to violence in utero can have intergenerational epigenetic effects what we have known for some time about the special vulnerability of infants, does not translate into what we do to protect them in practice, and infants continue to fall between the cracks.

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April 19, 2018

Understanding and Applying the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Child Placement Principle

SNAICC discuss and share their recently launched resource guide to the implementation of the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Child Placement Principle (ATSICPP). 

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