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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.

September 30, 2022

Dealing with disruptive parents/carers in a parent group

‘Dealing with disruptive parents/carers in a parent group’ blog article was written by Chris Hutchinson from the Parenting and Early Years Team at Australian Childhood Foundation.   Have you ever had a disruptive parent or carer in your parent group? The longer you are a facilitator the more chance you have of this occurring. Sometimes …

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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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August 22, 2022

What’s new in Child Safe Practice in Victoria

By Annette Gillespie, National Lead Safeguarding Children Services    The Victorian Child Safe Standards were first introduced by the Commission for Children and Young People in Victoria with seven Standards in January 2016.  A recent review of the Standards resulted in new Standards being added to strengthen child safe practice and align the Standards with …

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August 17, 2022

Co-facilitating a parent group with someone outside your organisation

‘Co-facilitating a parent group with someone outside your organisation’ blog article was written by Chris Hutchinson, Parenting and Early Years Senior Consultant and Nina Moffatt, Parenting and Early Years Consultant and Therapeutic Specialist, at Australian Childhood Foundation.    We all hope that when we are going to facilitate a parent group we have the opportunity to …

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August 9, 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, Parenting and Early Years Senior Consultant 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 of different …

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July 22, 2022

The power of showing up as a parent

‘The power of showing up as a parent’ blog article was written by Nina Moffatt, Parenting and Early Years Consultant and Therapeutic Specialist at Australian Childhood Foundation.   In the book ‘The Power of Showing Up’, Daniel J. Siegel and Tina Payne Bryson describe showing up as; to bring one’s whole being – your attention …

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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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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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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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