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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.

February 1, 2023

What is cultural safety?

‘What is cultural safety?’ blog article was written by Jacintha Condillac, Senior Consultant, Education and Safeguarding Services at Australian Childhood Foundation.   “Cultural safety is the positive recognition and celebration of cultures. It is more than just the absence of racism or discrimination and more than ‘cultural awareness’ and ‘cultural sensitivity’. It empowers people and …

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January 23, 2023

Why prevention matters

‘Why prevention matters’ blog article was written by Jessica Carter, Knowledge Mobilisation Lead, Education and Safeguarding Services at Australian Childhood Foundation. Child sexual abuse is one of the most significant yet invisible public health issues we face – affecting children, young people, families and communities at all stages of life. The World Health Organisation has …

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January 16, 2023

Participation Series: Making feedback meaningful

‘Making feedback meaningful’ blog article was written by Jess Carter, Lead – Knowledge Mobilisation, Education and Safeguarding Services at Australian Childhood Foundation as part of our Participation Series.   We know how important it is to uphold the rights of all children and young people to participate in decisions that affect them. As professionals working …

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January 6, 2023

Participation Series: Preparing participatory spaces

‘Preparing participatory spaces’ blog article was written by Lauren Thomas, Senior Project Lead, Child and Youth Participation and Engagement Team at Australian Childhood Foundation as part of our Participation Series.   So, you’ve decided to host an event or events in which children and young people will be engaging with your organisation. How do you …

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January 3, 2023

Lines of wonder

‘Lines of wonder’ blog article was written by Chris Cussen, Senior Advisor – Service Development and Projects at Australian Childhood Foundation.   “Childhood has its own way of seeing, thinking, and feeling, and nothing is more foolish than to try to substitute ours for theirs.” -Rousseau   As we walk around the city, we follow …

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December 14, 2022

Why a cocoon is a transformative place for children

‘Why a cocoon is a transformative place for children’ blog article was written by Angela Weller, Lead – New Training and Resource Development, Service Development and Projects at Australian Childhood Foundation.   In the work we do with children at Australian Childhood Foundation, they ask us all sorts of fascinating questions. Their curiosity gives us insights …

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December 7, 2022

International Learning with OurSPACE

‘International Learning with OurSPACE’ blog article was written by Stacey Dellow and Tayla Howard, Team Leaders Therapeutic Services in the OurSPACE NSW team, at Australian Childhood Foundation. OurSPACE NSW is an initiative of the Australian Childhood Foundation that provides specialist therapeutic trauma support for children and young people. Established in 2019, the program has demonstrated …

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November 29, 2022

Young People and Coercive Control

‘Young People and Coercive Control’ blog article was written by Lyn Millett, Executive Manager, Education and Safeguarding Services at Australian Childhood Foundation.   A growing body of evidence indicates the serious and long-term harm caused by coercive control. Yet we often do not consider its impacts on children and young people exposed to family and …

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November 23, 2022

Co-design: an essential ingredient in making youth services more participatory

‘Co-design: an essential ingredient in making youth services more participatory’ blog article was written by Chris Byrne, Business Development and Strategy Manager at Australian Childhood Foundation. ‘Co-design’ is a powerful way to hear and embed the voices of young people throughout service planning and decision-making. It is an essential tool for professionals seeking to increase …

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November 8, 2022

Why it’s essential for therapeutic care specialists to practice self-care

‘Why it’s essential for therapeutic care specialists to practice self-care’ blog article was written by Jessica Wright, Therapeutic Specialist at Australian Childhood Foundation.   We have heard a hundred times over (probably more) in the past few years that self-care is essential to ensure we can keep going. In my work as a Therapeutic Care …

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