Prosody Blog

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

April 16, 2020

How is the Australian Childhood Foundation responding to COVID-19?

A letter from our CEO, Dr Joe Tucci Dear Colleagues, We are all feeling the strain of the temporary change to our lives as a result of COVID-19. However, children and young people remain at the heart of everything we do. At this time, more than ever, we recognise that there are additional risks to …

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January 17, 2020

7 Reasons Why You Can’t Miss Our International Childhood Trauma Conference 2020

This blog post was written by Annie Vereker, Digital Content Coordinator at the Australian Childhood Foundation. Our International Childhood Trauma Conference is coming to Melbourne on 2-7 August 2020! This year will be our fourth biennial International Childhood Trauma Conference! We’ve listened to your feedback and this year we’re evolving by adding as much value …

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November 8, 2019

Team Hufflepuff: Making People Feel Welcome

This blog post was written by Matthew Harvey, a Therapeutic Specialist at The Australian Childhood Foundation.    I remember being in my first Team Meeting. It was my fourth day at ACF and I didn’t know what we’d be discussing. I sat in silence rocking on my chair whilst taking in the room, the people …

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August 13, 2019

Meet the Speaker: Bonnie Badenoch

In the leadup to the 2019 International Speaker Tour, we asked Bonnie Badenoch 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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