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 10, 2021

Child Abuse Remains Unseen and Ignored

This ‘Child Abuse Remains Unseen and Ignored’ blog article was written by Dr Joe Tucci, CEO at the Australian Childhood Foundation and Janise Mitchell, Deputy CEO at the Australian Childhood Foundation and Director of the Centre for Excellence in Therapeutic Care. Click here to read the full Still Unseen and Ignored report and to learn …

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September 5, 2021

Every Child Needs a Fair Go: What does National Child Protection Week mean for organisations?

This ‘Every Child Needs a Fair Go: What does National Child Protection Week mean for organisations?’ blog article was written by Jessica Carter, Senior Safeguarding Consultant at the Australian Childhood Foundation. National Child Protection Week runs from September 5th – 11th, 2021.    “Every child, in every community, needs a fair go.” This is the …

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August 31, 2021

Be your own hero!

This ‘Be your own hero!’ blog article was written by Rebecca Cort, Senior Advisor at the Australian Childhood Foundation.   One of the big questions I get asked as a senior advisor in developmental trauma is how to work with embodied contemplation in the absence of a hero. So many of the children we work …

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August 26, 2021

Developing your Ethical Compass

This ‘Developing your Ethical Compass’ blog article was written by Rebecca Cort, Senior Advisor, at the Australian Childhood Foundation.   Part of being trauma responsive is learning how to hold your own centre of gravity. As practitioners, we work in systems and organisations that hold huge power. Sustaining our own centre, in the midst and under …

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August 24, 2021

Birthdays, Parties, Anything

This ‘Birthdays, Parties, Anything’ blog article was written by Alison McLindin, Team Leader in the Therapeutic Services Victoria team, at the Australian Childhood Foundation.   Myra is an old lady now, but she feels that her formative years were spent being responsible for caring for her younger brother and sister, leaving her little time for herself. When Myra …

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August 19, 2021

‘We just played basketball for 30 minutes’

This ‘We just played basketball for 30 minutes’ blog article was written by Marina Dickson, Manager in the Professional Education Services team, at the Australian Childhood Foundation.   As professionals we seem to find all sorts of ways to question our own skills, capacity and efficacy in our work. One of those ways is often the …

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August 17, 2021

Sharing Stories with Children in Our Work

This ‘Sharing Stories with Children in Our Work’ blog article was written by Angela Weller and Chris Cussen, at the Australian Childhood Foundation.   Humans think in stories and we try to make sense of the world by telling stories. The uniqueness of us as humans is our ability to create and believe fiction. Our communication …

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August 12, 2021

‘Dear Dad’… A child’s message

This ‘Dear Dad…a child’s message’ blog article was written by Monica Robertson, Program Manager in the Therapeutic Services Victoria Team, at the Australian Childhood Foundation.   Children seek love, acceptance and belonging and safety with their mothers, fathers, families and people in their community. When their fathers choose to use violence they are left feeling unsafe and with feelings of confusion and uncertainty. …

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August 10, 2021

What is Relationship Based Practice and Why is it Trauma Responsive?

This ‘What is Relationship Based Practice and Why is it Trauma Responsive?’ blog article was written by Marina Dickson, Executive Manager in the Professional Education Services Team, at the Australian Childhood Foundation.   Many people have spoken to me lately about being inspired by a TED Talk from Rita Pierson called ‘Every kid needs a …

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August 5, 2021

Motivation Supports Mental Health and Wellbeing in Children

This ‘Motivation Supports Mental Health and Wellbeing in Children’ blog article was written by Chris Hutchinson,  Senior Consultant in the Parenting and Early Years Team, at the Australian Childhood Foundation. Motivation is ‘our reason for doing’  Motivation is what drives us to act in order to achieve our goals.  We can be self-motivated when we …

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