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.

November 11, 2021

Due Course – The story of a river

This ‘Due Course – The story of a river’ blog article was written by Angela Weller, Senior Manager in the Therapeutic Services team, and Matt Harvey, Therapeutic Specialist in the Canberra Therapeutic Services team, at the Australian Childhood Foundation.   Ideas emerge in conversations that both surprise and challenge us, but sometimes lead to new ways …

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November 9, 2021

Trauma Sensitive Language

This ‘Trauma Sensitive Language’ blog article was written by Sue Buratti, Program Manager in the Therapeutic Services team, at the Australian Childhood Foundation.   Trauma Responsive Practice is a term commonly used when referring to the way we engage with vulnerable children and young people. However, there can be uncertainty for those who are working with …

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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 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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July 7, 2021

Bringing Up Great Kids (BUGK) in the First 1000 Days Program

This ‘Bringing Up Great Kids (BUGK) in the First 1000 Days Program ‘ blog article was written by the Parenting and Early Years Team, at the Australian Childhood Foundation. The period from conception to the end of the child’s second year has become known as “the first 1000 days”. Around the world governments have seen …

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April 9, 2021

Heart to Heart Cards – A reflective tool for exploring the meaning of our closest relationships

This ‘Heart to Heart’ blog article was written by Angela Weller, Program Manager, Service Development and Projects at the Australian Childhood Foundation. “Love is the warmth and light that should bathe all childrens little hearts”  Several years ago I was introduced to a book by Drew Barrymore called Find it in Everything. It is a book of photographs taken …

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September 17, 2020

Going Viral – 8 free resources for work with children, young people and families.

During the Coronavirus Pandemic, children remain at the heart of everything we do. We know that children, like their parents and carers, are currently experiencing a lot of fear, worry, and anxiety as a result of the Coronavirus crisis (see our research here). Understanding the concerns shared with us, we have produced a number of …

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May 14, 2020

7 simple ways that parents can feel support in their parenting role

This blog article is written by Chris Hutchinson, Senior Consultant in the Parenting and Early Years Team at the Australian Childhood Foundation.   Parenting today has all types of stress and pressure and parents don’t need the added stress of unhelpful, negative comments even if they are intended as constructive advice. Parents should feel confident …

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