Prosody Blog

Articles and conversations dedicated to innovation, research and practice with children and young people in need of support, protection and care

July 8, 2020

The most important tool in the therapeutic toolkit

This article was written by Sue Buratti, Manager of Therapeutic Services, NSW at the Australian Childhood Foundation. The subject of which therapeutic tool to use in a child or young person’s session is always one for fascinating discussion and rightly so. Often, Counsellors can worry about what will be the best intervention or tool to …

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July 1, 2020

In her shoes

This article was written by Alice Lieshout, Therapeutic Specialist for the Australian Childhood Foundation.   THE MOVE  I hate that my life turned out this way. I didn’t think life could get any worse living with mum, but then I entered resi. I hate everything about this place. The smell, the people, my empty room, the other …

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June 25, 2020

Magnetic Mindfulness

This blog article was co-authored by Matt Harvey, Therapeutic Specialist at ACT Together and Lauren Thomas, Manager at the Australian Childhood Foundation. In the last decade, mindfulness has become one of the biggest buzzwords. From yogi’s to neuroscientists, parents and professionals, everyone has a method, an app or a process they’re using to ‘practice’ this …

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June 15, 2020

The story of Tim

This article was written by Daniel Howell, Senior Child and Family Counsellor at the Australian Childhood Foundation. Synergetic Play Therapy™ (2008) is a researched-informed model of play therapy blending the therapeutic power of play with nervous system regulation, interpersonal neurobiology, physics, attachment, mindfulness, and therapist authenticity. Its primary play therapy influences are Child-Centred, Experiential, and …

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June 10, 2020

What news have you got to tell me today?

This blog was written by Alexandra Faulkner, a Therapeutic Specialist at the Australian Childhood Foundation.    “What news have you got to tell me today?”  “My tooth is wobbly”, “Our footy team is in the finals”, “I’m going to a birthday party this weekend”, “We saw a dead duck in the park”.  “What news have …

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June 1, 2020

A unique window into our world – a supervisors reflections on therapy in the time of COVID19

This blog is written by Sharon Duthie, a Team Leader in the Australian Childhood Foundation’s Therapeutic Services.  As the global pandemic COVID-19 has swept across the world, so too have sweeping changes to the way we practice. We are now seeing the parent/carers, children and young people online for therapy. We are seeing them through a different lens; quite literally through a window on …

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May 29, 2020

Living with the invisible threat

This blog is authored by Mandy Flint, a Senior Advisor in the Australian Childhood Foundation’s Professional Education Services. COVID19 has brought about some challenges that for many of us are extraordinary. None of us could have anticipated the level of personal and professional challenge that would be imposed on us in order to keep us safe …

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May 28, 2020

Back to school in a COVID-19 world

This blog is authored by Lauren Thomas, Professional Community Engagement Manager at the Australian Childhood Foundation.  Over the past few weeks, and this week in Victoria, schools are beginning to reopen their doors for students post the Corona Virus lockdown. There are mixed feelings for all involved. During this period of lock-down Australians (indeed people all over …

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May 26, 2020

RISE – a new program supporting families affected by family violence.

This blog is jointly written by Nicole Balfour, Team Leader of Therapeutic Services in Ovens Murray Goulburn, from the Australian Childhood Foundation team based in Albury, and Colleen Tait, the Acting Manager of the Families and Children’s Team at Junction Support Services. Based in Wodonga, Victoria, Junction Support Services has been changing lives for 30 years through supporting people …

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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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