Prosody Blog

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

August 13, 2019

Meet the Speaker: Bonnie Badenoch

In the leadup to the 2019 International Speaker Tour, we asked Jennifer Freyd the following five questions, hoping to gain some insight into the people, places, and experiences that helped shape her and her professional journey. 1. What was a pivotal experience (the “spark”) that started you off in your research and/or practice? When I …

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July 22, 2019

Vale Anton Hermann

It was with a great deal of shock and sadness that the Australian Childhood Foundation learned that Anton Hermann had been involved in a tragic bicycle accident and passed away on Saturday 6th July 2019. Anton has been involved with the Foundation, through the Safeguarding Children Program, since the program moved to the ACF in …

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May 2, 2019

Meet the speaker: Jennifer Freyd

In the leadup to the 2019 International Speaker Tour, we asked Jennifer Freyd the following five questions, hoping to gain some insight into the people, places, and experiences that helped shape her and her professional journey. 1. What was a pivotal experience (the “spark”) that started you off in your research and/or practice:   I …

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March 19, 2019

Meet the speaker: Lisa Dion

In the leadup to the 2019 International Speaker Tour, we asked Lisa Dion the following four questions, hoping to gain some insight into the people, places, and experiences that helped shape her and her professional journey. 1. What was a pivotal experience (the “spark”) that started you off in your research and/or practice: When I …

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August 22, 2018

Pioneering therapeutic foster care in Australia – Building our own evidence base about what works

Janise Mitchell and Joe Tucci explore the results of the recent TrACK Evaluation completed recently by Southern Cross University. They conclude with a commentary about the need to support locally developed initiatives. 

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August 22, 2018

Good Goodbyes

How can we best support children when the therapeutic relationship is ending? What does a good goodbye involve? Child and Family Counsellor Symon Oliveri reflects through her own personal journey and guides us through her unique ways of reaching a positive ending. 

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August 22, 2018

What works in Therapeutic Residential Care?

In today's blog, Edith Lock, General Manager of Client Outcomes at Mackillop Family Services shares her insight into the key design elements of Therapeutic Residential Care homes.

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August 22, 2018

Reflections on Day 2 of the 2018 International Childhood Trauma Conference

This blog is the second 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 Noel MacNamara, Executive Manager Research and Policy. 

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August 20, 2018

Intentionally Supporting Residential Care to Become Therapeutic in NSW – ACF and SCU awarded contract to launch an Australian first Resource Centre

A new exciting project which has been contracted by the NSW Government stands to transform the way in which therapeutic residential care is provided to young people. An Australian first, this intermediary resource centre will guide all providers of Intensive Therapeutic Care and showcase the importance of relational ways of understanding how young people can be best supported.

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March 5, 2018

Changes to Child Safe Legislation in Victoria

Amendments to the Child Well-being and Safety Act came into effect on the 27th February 2018, and are designed to clarify the operation of the Reportable Conduct Scheme and Child Safe Standards.

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