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.

March 25, 2024

The “beneath” provides us with the whole picture

‘The “beneath” provides us with the whole picture’ blog article was written by Pat Jewell, Program Manager, Parenting and Early Years Program at Australian Childhood Foundation. There is a lovely picture book called ‘Beneath’ by Cori Doerrfeld. It tells the story of a young child who is having a bad day and hides from the …

Read More
March 25, 2024

The importance of trauma-sensitive language

‘Trauma-sensitive language’ blog article was written by Sue Buratti, Program Manager, Therapeutic Services at Australian Childhood Foundation. Trauma Responsive Practice is a term commonly used when referring to the way we engage with vulnerable children and young people. However, there can be uncertainty for those who are working with them directly, as to how to activate it.  …

Read More
February 19, 2024

Can we really ‘bounce back’ after experiencing trauma?

‘Can we really ‘bounce back’ after experiencing trauma?’ blog article was written by Sophie Varvel, Team Leader of NSW Therapeutic Services at Australian Childhood Foundation. Let’s reconsider the notion of urging children to ‘bounce back’ after experiencing trauma. In my mind, the phrase conjures images of a bouncy ball, careening off the ground, aiming for great heights. …

Read More
November 14, 2023

Supporting a child who has experienced sexual abuse

‘Supporting a child who has experienced sexual abuse’ blog article was written by Jaimee Stacey, Initial Response Practitioner, Child Trauma Service at Australian Childhood Foundation. It can take an enormous amount of courage and vulnerability for a child or young person to disclose that they have been sexually abused. Often, it can take some time before …

Read More
September 8, 2022

Why trauma responsive teachers are so important

‘Why trauma responsive teachers are so important’ blog article was written by Jess Carter, Lead – Knowledge Mobilisation Education and Safeguarding Services, interviewing Carolyn Grace, Senior Consultant, at Australian Childhood Foundation.   Children and young people affected by trauma are often unable to learn effectively. These children are sometimes labelled as disruptive or poor learners …

Read More
December 11, 2014

The Neurobiology of Christmas – 10 things Parents and Carers can do to help a traumatised child cope with this holiday season

The holiday period around Christmas is a time of celebration and joy for most families.  However for many children who have experienced abuse and neglect and are living in alternative care, it can be a stressful and sad time sometimes evoking memories of past. This entry provides ideas for how to be a support.

Read More