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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.

May 10, 2024

Evaluating the BUGK parenting program: second time around

‘Evaluating the BUGK program: second time around’ blog article was written by Hanif Reza Jaberipour, Acting Program Manager, Parenting and Early Years Program at Australian Childhood Foundation. In 2005, Australian Childhood Foundation developed an evaluated group work program with a focus on the parent-child relationship called Great Kids. In 2010, this work evolved into what …

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May 7, 2024

Breaking the cycle: Addressing the impacts of gender-based violence on Australian children and young people

‘Breaking the cycle: Addressing the impacts of gender-based violence on Australian children and young people’ blog article was written by Cait Thomas, Team Leader at Australian Childhood Foundation. If you, or someone you know is in immediate danger, call 000. For confidential support regarding family violence, call 1800RESPECT (1800 737 732). To report concerns relating …

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April 5, 2024

Bringing Up Great Kids – a reflective parenting program for both parents and facilitators

‘Bringing Up Great Kids – a reflective parenting program for both parents and facilitators’ blog article was written by Nina Moffat, Parenting and Early Years Consultant and Therapeutic Specialist at Australian Childhood Foundation. Throughout all variations of our Bringing Up Great Kids (BUGK) Parenting Program, there is a strong focus on personal reflection for parents. …

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March 25, 2024

The “beneath” provides us with the whole picture

‘The “beneath” provides us with the whole picture’ blog article was written by Pat Jewell, Program Manager, Parenting and Early Years Program at Australian Childhood Foundation. There is a lovely picture book called ‘Beneath’ by Cori Doerrfeld. It tells the story of a young child who is having a bad day and hides from the …

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March 25, 2024

The importance of trauma-sensitive language

‘Trauma-sensitive language’ blog article was written by Sue Buratti, Program Manager, Therapeutic Services at 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 them directly, as to how to activate it.  …

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March 12, 2024

Empowering diversity: Adapting the BUGK Parenting Program for multicultural parenting

‘Empowering diversity: Adapting the BUGK Parenting Program for multicultural parenting’ blog article was written by Jo Newbold, Senior Consultant, Parenting and Early Years Program at Australian Childhood Foundation, who interviewed Esther Mwathi, Bringing up Great Kids (BUGK) Facilitator. Embracing and fostering inclusivity and understanding are key to the success of our Bringing up Great Kids (BUGK) Parenting …

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February 19, 2024

Can we really ‘bounce back’ after experiencing trauma?

‘Can we really ‘bounce back’ after experiencing trauma?’ blog article was written by Sophie Varvel, Team Leader of NSW Therapeutic Services at Australian Childhood Foundation. Let’s reconsider the notion of urging children to ‘bounce back’ after experiencing trauma. In my mind, the phrase conjures images of a bouncy ball, careening off the ground, aiming for great heights. …

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December 18, 2023

Christmas time when glad tidings of joy should abound, and love be with us all

‘Christmas time when glad tidings of joy should abound, and love be with us all’ blog article was written by Noel Macnamara, Deputy Director Centre for Excellence in Therapeutic Care (CETC), a division of Australian Childhood Foundation. This blog article was originally published on the CETC website.  Christmas, for many, is an exciting time of year. …

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October 20, 2023

Hearts in Nature Project

‘Hearts in Nature Project’ blog article was written by Sharon Duthie, Team Leader of Child Trauma Services (Metro) at Australian Childhood Foundation. Did you know there are hearts everywhere in nature if you look closely enough? The Hearts in Nature project, initiated by the Foundation’s Child Trauma Service staff based in Mitcham, is a small …

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October 3, 2023

A new metaphor to explain malleability of the brain and neuronal connections

‘A new metaphor to explain malleability of the brain and neuronal connections’ blog article was written by Hanif Jaberipour, Acting Program Manager, Parenting and Early Years Program at Australian Childhood Foundation. During the first session of a recent online Bringing Up Great Kids (BUGK) parent group, after explaining the concept of neuronal connections and conducting …

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