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.

September 17, 2020

Going Viral – 8 free resources for work with children, young people and families.

During the Coronavirus Pandemic, children remain at the heart of everything we do. We know that children, like their parents and carers, are currently experiencing a lot of fear, worry, and anxiety as a result of the Coronavirus crisis (see our research here). Understanding the concerns shared with us, we have produced a number of …

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September 2, 2020

A wall around the heart

This article was written by Rebecca Brewer, a Therapeutic Specialist based in Warrnambool, Victoria for the Australian Childhood Foundation. As a primarily non-directive child play therapist, the move to teletherapy in the context of the COVID-19 pandemic brought with it challenges for myself as a professional, as well for the children I work with. Perusing Creative …

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August 26, 2020

When you can’t give them Disneyland – positive stories of COVID times

This article was written by Jenny Gay, Team Leader with support from Paullette Hoogerwerf, Allira Williams, Nina Moffatt, Rozana Olaya and Natalie Rio who are each Therapeutic Specialists at the Australian Childhood Foundation. Years ago, I attended some training with Dan Hughes, an expert in attachment-based parenting for children and young people in foster and …

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August 12, 2020

So Much Change! Helping parents and children cope with the pace of change

This article is written by Diana Kay, a Senior Consultant in the Parenting and Early Years Program at the Australian Childhood Foundation.   We are living in extraordinary times! The world as we know it has become topsy-turvy in almost every possible way! The Olympics have been postponed, Wimbledon has been cancelled, international and domestic …

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July 29, 2020

Safe and Confidential – The challenges of digital therapeutic service delivery

This article was co-authored by Dr Joe Tucci, CEO, and Lauren Thomas, Manager Service Development at Projects both at the Australian Childhood Foundation We work with children, young people and their families in times of upheaval for them. Times where they have experienced abuse, family violence and chronic stress. Over the decades that the Australian …

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July 10, 2020

The best thing to tell your kids

This article is written by Dr Joe Tucci, CEO of the Australian Childhood Foundation. An earlier version appeared in the Herald Sun as an Op-Ed on the 22 March 2019. It has been a topsy turvy year so far. Our children were really scared during the bushfires. They saw nature burning, they felt the smoke …

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June 9, 2020

Abused children feel like this all the time

This post was written by Dr Joe Tucci, CEO of the Australian Childhood Foundation. At some point, COVID-19 has made us all feel vulnerable. We have been worried about our jobs, our health, and how far-reaching its impact will be. We have been afraid that we might lose someone we love to the virus. We …

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June 1, 2020

A unique window into our world – a supervisors reflections on therapy in the time of COVID19

This blog is written by Sharon Duthie, a Team Leader in the Australian Childhood Foundation’s Therapeutic Services.  As the global pandemic COVID-19 has swept across the world, so too have sweeping changes to the way we practice. We are now seeing the parent/carers, children and young people online for therapy. We are seeing them through a different lens; quite literally through a window on …

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May 29, 2020

Living with the invisible threat

This blog is authored by Mandy Flint, a Senior Advisor in the Australian Childhood Foundation’s Professional Education Services. COVID19 has brought about some challenges that for many of us are extraordinary. None of us could have anticipated the level of personal and professional challenge that would be imposed on us in order to keep us safe …

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May 28, 2020

Back to school in a COVID-19 world

This blog is authored by Lauren Thomas, Professional Community Engagement Manager at the Australian Childhood Foundation.  Over the past few weeks, and this week in Victoria, schools are beginning to reopen their doors for students post the Corona Virus lockdown. There are mixed feelings for all involved. During this period of lock-down Australians (indeed people all over …

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