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.

December 21, 2021

Reading as a mindful activity

This ‘Reading as a mindful activity’ blog article was written by Pat Jewell, Program Manager in the Parenting and Early Years team, at Australian Childhood Foundation.   I have always enjoyed reading and as a child was often found with my head in a book. I read for pleasure, as a form of escape and …

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December 16, 2021

Post pandemic kindness

This ‘Post pandemic kindness’ blog article was written by Pat Jewell, Program Manager in the Parenting and Early Years team, at Australian Childhood Foundation.   For most people across the world Covid-19 provided an opportunity to concentrate and focus on what is really important to us. As our world shrunk we had the opportunity to …

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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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August 6, 2021

Heal Country

This ‘Heal Country’ blog article was written by Catherine Dennis, Aboriginal Kamilaroi woman and Therapeutic Specialist, at the Australian Childhood Foundation.   Heal Country is such a powerful statement.  I feel that everyone has their way of healing, country is inherent to our identity. Our Aboriginal culture is valued to our mob, and we care about …

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April 12, 2021

Student Reflection – A Social Work Placement with Australian Childhood Foundation

This blog article was written by Morgan Evans, a 4th-year social work student at La Trobe University who recently completed her social work placement with Australian Childhood Foundation. “In a year full of so many challenges and uncertainty for many, I was privileged enough to obtain a constant, purposeful and fulfilling experience throughout COVID-19 on my very …

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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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