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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 26, 2023

National Sorry Day 2023

Today we mark National Sorry Day. In recognising this day of reflection, mourning, and healing, we share the voices of several Aboriginal Staff from Australian Childhood Foundation. This blog acknowledges their perspectives on the structural violence and intergenerational harms that continue to impact upon child and families across this land. Today, as an organisation we …

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May 24, 2023

Bringing Up Great Kids (BUGK) in kinship and foster care: a deep listening journey

‘Bringing Up Great Kids (BUGK) in kinship and foster care: a deep listening journey’ blog article was written by Hanif Reza Jaberipour from the Parenting and Early Years team at Australian Childhood Foundation. Deep listening is one of the most impactful things we can do to foster meaningful connections and support the individuals in our midst. One …

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February 25, 2022

Supporting the Upper Murray Community through the new ChildSPACE Program

‘Supporting the Upper Murray Community through the new ChildSPACE Program’ blog article was written by Nicole Balfour, Program Manager in the ChildSPACE team and Kellie Noordam, Senior Advisor in the ChildSPACE team, at Australian Childhood Foundation.   In 2022 we officially welcomed families and children to the new ChildSPACE building at 24 Jardine Street in …

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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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June 29, 2021

Bringing Up Great Kids (BUGK) and Capacity Building

This ‘Bringing Up Great Kids (BUGK) and Capacity Building’ blog article was written by the Parenting and Early Years Team, at the Australian Childhood Foundation.   In working with families, we have often observed that ruptures in relationships happen because of a paucity in the adult’s capacity to regulate. We believe “parents do the best …

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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 Stefanie Ronzoni, Senior Child Counsellor, at the Australian Childhood Foundation and Jan Dacosta, Specialist Family Violence Counsellor at EACH.   The Bringing Up Great Kids (BUGK) Program was delivered online during COVID restrictions, to a group of Mothers who had …

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May 21, 2020

Let’s Play!

For the last eight weeks, families have been ‘stuck’ inside due to Corona Virus.  It has been a juggle for many parents to manage the difficult balance between working from home, parenting and supporting the online learning of our children. Many are worried that their children might ‘fall behind’ academically or are concerned that their role as parent and caregiver is …

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February 14, 2018

Technique vs Practice

We are commonly asked just how effective mindful practices can be in those moments when they are most needed. Highly emotional moments between adults and children are precisely the moments when parents/educators need to be mindful and to prevent ‘flipping their lid’.

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