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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.

April 11, 2022

When Listening Saves Lives: What Young People’s Experiences of Mental Health Care Can Teach Us

‘When Listening Saves Lives: What Young People’s Experiences of Mental Health Care Can Teach Us’ blog article was written by Lyn Millett, Executive Manager, Professional Education and Safeguarding Children Services and Jessica Carter, Lead Knowledge Mobilisation, Safeguarding Children Services at Australian Childhood Foundation.   Every day, a growing number of young Australians present to the emergency departments …

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April 5, 2022

Can Children Really Give Consent in the Therapeutic Relationship?

‘Can Children Really Give Consent in the Therapeutic Relationship’ blog article was written by Angela Lykousis, Therapeutic Specialist in the OurSPACE NSW team, at Australian Childhood Foundation.   As a therapist working directly with the most vulnerable children in our community – children living in out of home care, the question of obtaining genuine consent …

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April 5, 2022

Transitions in Children’s Everyday Lives

‘Transitions in Children’s Everyday Lives’ blog article was written by Chris Hutchinson, Senior Consultant in the Parenting and Early Years Program at the Australian Childhood Foundation.   Young children’s days are filled with change. The transitions children are asked to make each day, from one place to another, one person to another, or one activity to …

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March 25, 2022

Using Therapeutic Tools – Grounding young people through culture

‘Using Therapeutic Tools – Grounding young people through culture’ blog article was narrated by Liam Flanagan, Aboriginal Liaison Support Worker in the Back on Track Program, and written by Lillian Lampton, Aboriginal Liaison Support Worker, who are both in the Therapeutic Services Northern Territory team, at the Australian Childhood Foundation.   This blog illustrates the …

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March 18, 2022

The Trauma Expression and Connection Assessment (TECA) – A new tool to support healing and connection

‘The Trauma Expression and Connection Assessment (TECA) – A new tool to support healing and connection’ blog article was written by Sue Buratti, Program Manager in the Therapeutic Services team, at the Australian Childhood Foundation.   Despite the growing body of knowledge in trauma-sensitive approaches, there can be a tendency to rely on behavioural assessments, …

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March 4, 2022

Embracing Diverse Staff in Therapeutic Residential Care

‘Embracing Diverse Staff in Therapeutic Residential Care’ blog article was written by Allison Chambers, Therapeutic Specialist in the Therapeutic Services Canberra team, at the Australian Childhood Foundation.   In the middle of National Reconciliation Week and at the height of the Black Lives Matter protest movement in 2021, our team were running training for new …

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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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February 22, 2022

The Garden

‘The Garden’ blog article was written by Matthew Harvey, Allison Chambers and Rebecca Simon, Therapeutic Specialists in the Therapeutic Services Canberra team, at the Australian Childhood Foundation.   The other day I had someone ask me what a Therapeutic Specialist does in Residential Care? I tried to explain but decided it might be easier to …

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February 7, 2022

Lights, Camera, Attunement!

This ‘Lights, Camera, Attunement!’ blog article was written by Franca Spangaro McAllan, Emily Ings and Andrea McKenzie, Therapeutic Specialists in the Therapeutic Services Canberra team, at the Australian Childhood Foundation.   The time we share with the important people in our lives is finite and precious. Days can seem long, but years fly by. For …

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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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