Prosody Blog

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

January 30, 2019

What really is safety for traumatised children and young people?

This blog post was written by Dr Joe Tucci CEO, Australian Childhood Foundation. A few years ago, Steve Porges asked me to contribute a chapter to a book about the clinical applications of his Polyvagal Theory. It was a little surreal. Like many of you, Steve has been one of the major influences on the …

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November 30, 2016

How much?! New study reveals the cost of maltreatment in Australia

A new study published last week has released updated estimates on the lifetime costs of child maltreatment in Australia and the results are distressing.

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November 14, 2016

A Modality with a Difference

Do you have clients whom you have spent a long time working with to address their traumatic experiences but somehow changing their cognitions is not fully resolving the issue? Following her recent webinar on the topic of Sensorimotor Psychotherapy®, Pauline Lodge here shares her perception of what makes this modality different when working with survivors of abuse. 

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October 20, 2016

Child abuse and suicide: a harmful correlation – Part 1

Part 2 in the series looking at the strong correlation between suicide and early childhood sexual assault. We thought we’d take the opportunity over two blog posts, to discuss the research literature and then share some ideas about how we might contribute to better work with this vulnerable population.

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October 20, 2016

Child abuse and suicide: a harmful correlation – Part 2

Part 2 in the series looking at the strong correlation between suicide and early childhood sexual assault. We thought we’d take the opportunity over two blog posts, to discuss the research literature and then share some ideas about how we might contribute to better work with this vulnerable population.

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September 23, 2016

Through the chasms and into the spiral: Adult survivors of child abuse

Guest blogger Sylvia Huntington looks at why adult survivors of childhood abuse are not getting what they need from our mental health system. 

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March 17, 2015

A public health approach to child protection: the need for data

In this blog entry Karen Broadley and Chris Goddard from Child Abuse Prevention Research Australia argue the need to develop an effective child protection surveillance data system to help reduce overburdened child protection systems. 

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November 20, 2014

The #NotAnotherChild Movement – What is it about?

We recently launched a new campaign #notanotherchild to change the Australian community's perception of child abuse. We would love it if you would join us.

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