Prosody Blog

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

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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December 11, 2019

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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June 1, 2018

Healing the Past by Nurturing the Future

A new Aboriginal-led project aims to learn how to identify and support Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander parents who have experienced complex trauma in their own childhoods. 

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June 27, 2017

Introducing the School Services Program Part 2

This article was authored by Deborah McKenzie, Program Manager, School Services Program, at the Australian Childhood Foundation. In my recent reading of Bessel van der Kolk’s most current book titled, “The Body Keeps Score”, I was thrilled to note that he has made reference to the importance of schools and the role of Educators in …

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November 3, 2016

How Dyadic Developmental Psychotherapy can be applied in Out of Home Care

Dr Sally Denning shares a case study highlighting how the use of Dyadic Developmental Psychotherapy helped one young boy in Out Of Home Care to progress in his journey of healing.

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April 7, 2015

Raunch Culture

As a parent, there is always that one question from your child that you struggle to answer. I never would have predicted the one that finally stumped me when it was asked by my 4 year old son at the time. With both of his Italian grandparents in the car, he asked me innocently and loudly - “Dad, how do you make your sex last longer?”

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