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.

July 27, 2021

The Story of their Life: Supporting young people in care to make sense of their world

This ‘The story of their life: supporting young people in care to make sense of their world’ blog article was written by Jennifer Gay, Team leader, with contributions from the wider Victorian Therapeutic Services team at the Australian Childhood Foundation. For many of the young people in Out of Home Care their lives have been …

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June 22, 2021

Delivering the Bringing Up Great Kids (BUGK) Program Online During COVID

This ‘Delivering the Bringing Up Great Kids (BUGK) Program Online During COVID’ blog article was written by Jan Dacosta, EACH Therapeutic Specialist and Stefanie Ronzoni, Senior Child Counsellor, at the Australian Childhood Foundation.   The Bringing Up Great Kids (BUGK) Program was delivered online during COVID restrictions, to a group of Mothers who had experienced family violence. Where family …

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June 17, 2021

The Making of a Wardrobe – Bringing Creativity into Therapy

This ‘The Making of a Wardrobe – Bringing Creativity into Therapy’ blog article was written by Jennifer Gay, Team Leader in Therapeutic Services, at the Australian Childhood Foundation. Recently a young person that ACF was working with in a Therapeutic Foster Care program told her counsellor on a home visit that her safe place to …

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June 15, 2021

When all the System Needs Love

This ‘When all the System Needs Love’ blog article was written by Tayla Howard, Therapeutic Specialist, at the Australian Childhood Foundation.   In the OurSPACE program we provide direct therapeutic intervention to children and young people in Out-Of-Home-Care (OOHC). I describe myself as working in trauma informed ways from a child-centered approach. In working this way children can expect unconditional positive …

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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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March 10, 2021

Explosive Adolescence

This blog is written by Pat Jewell, Manager of Parenting and the Early Years Program at the Australian Childhood Foundation. When there is an adolescent in the house there is often tension as the parents and the adolescent try to work out how to relate to each other in this new and different landscape. During …

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December 15, 2020

T’was the weeks before Christmas

This blog was written by Noel MacNamara, Executive Manager of Research and Policy at The Australian Childhood Foundation. ‘Tis the season to be dysregulated Fa la la la la, la la la la! Christmas is a very special time of the year for so many of us. Despite our heartfelt desire to provide fun and …

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December 11, 2020

Message of Hope

This article was written by Noel MacNamara, Executive Manager, Research & Policy at the Australian Childhood Foundation, Deputy Director, Centre for Excellence in Therapeutic Care and Carer. Two years ago, we were called to our kinship care child’s school almost daily. Sometimes she had disrupted other children, sometimes she had poked someone with a pencil, one …

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November 27, 2020

Parenting After Family Violence Program

Women and their children are traumatised by the experience of family violence. It terrifies them. It destabilises the foundations of their world. It undermines the strengths of their relationships. It can overwhelm them. Family violence is experienced deep in the minds and bodies of those who experience it. They see it. They often hear it. …

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November 26, 2020

Christmas Isn’t Always Fun for Kids in Care

This article was written by Noel MacNamara, Executive Manager, Research & Policy at the Australian Childhood Foundation and Deputy Director, Centre for Excellence in Therapeutic Care It’s all too easy to get wrapped up in the fun and happiness of Christmas and forget that, for others, the season isn’t necessarily a joyful one. For some …

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