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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.

August 9, 2022

Facilitating an online parent group vs a face-to-face parent group

‘Facilitating an online parent group vs a face-to-face parent group ’ blog article was written by Chris Hutchinson, Parenting and Early Years Senior Consultant at Australian Childhood Foundation. I have run many face-to-face parent groups. Many with a variety of different parent cohorts from different socio-economic and cultural backgrounds and many with parents of children of different …

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July 22, 2022

The power of showing up as a parent

‘The power of showing up as a parent’ blog article was written by Nina Moffatt, Parenting and Early Years Consultant and Therapeutic Specialist at Australian Childhood Foundation.   In the book ‘The Power of Showing Up’, Daniel J. Siegel and Tina Payne Bryson describe showing up as; to bring one’s whole being – your attention …

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June 2, 2022

Dots with Feelings – a resource for feelings exploration

‘Dots with Feelings – a resource for feelings exploration’ blog article was written by Chris Cussen, Senior Advisor – Service Development and Projects Therapeutic Services at Australian Childhood Foundation.   I have to be honest with you, today I am feeling and . My daughter is sitting in the other room as the lone family …

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April 5, 2022

Transitions in Children’s Everyday Lives

‘Transitions in Children’s Everyday Lives’ blog article was written by Chris Hutchinson, Senior Consultant in the Parenting and Early Years Program at the Australian Childhood Foundation.   Young children’s days are filled with change. The transitions children are asked to make each day, from one place to another, one person to another, or one activity to …

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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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