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.

December 21, 2021

Reading as a mindful activity

This ‘Reading as a mindful activity’ blog article was written by Pat Jewell, Program Manager in the Parenting and Early Years team, at Australian Childhood Foundation.   I have always enjoyed reading and as a child was often found with my head in a book. I read for pleasure, as a form of escape and …

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December 16, 2021

Post pandemic kindness

This ‘Post pandemic kindness’ blog article was written by Pat Jewell, Program Manager in the Parenting and Early Years team, at Australian Childhood Foundation.   For most people across the world Covid-19 provided an opportunity to concentrate and focus on what is really important to us. As our world shrunk we had the opportunity to …

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October 14, 2021

The Challenge of Change in Returning to School in a COVID-19 World

This ‘The Challenge of Change in Returning to School in a COVID-19 World’ blog article was written by Marina Dickson, Organisational Lead of Course and Content Development, at the Australian Childhood Foundation.   In May of last year, our Australian Childhood Foundation colleague Lauren Thomas wrote a blog called ‘Back to school in a COVID-19 …

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June 22, 2021

Delivering the Bringing Up Great Kids (BUGK) Program Online During COVID

This ‘Delivering the Bringing Up Great Kids (BUGK) Program Online During COVID’ blog article was written by Stefanie Ronzoni, Senior Child Counsellor, at the Australian Childhood Foundation and Jan Dacosta, Specialist Family Violence Counsellor at EACH.   The Bringing Up Great Kids (BUGK) Program was delivered online during COVID restrictions, to a group of Mothers who had …

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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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