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.
Kimberley SPACE: A new approach to supporting children with diverse learning needs
‘Kimberley SPACE: a new approach to supporting children with diverse learning needs’ blog article was written by Jennifer Knoll, Senior Consultant, and Lyn Millet, Executive Manager, Education and Safeguarding Services team at Australian Childhood Foundation. Australian Childhood Foundation has a long history of working with educators across Australia to support trauma-responsive practice in schools …Read More
What is cultural safety?
‘What is cultural safety?’ blog article was written by Jacintha Condillac, Senior Consultant, Education and Safeguarding Services at Australian Childhood Foundation. “Cultural safety is the positive recognition and celebration of cultures. It is more than just the absence of racism or discrimination and more than ‘cultural awareness’ and ‘cultural sensitivity’. It empowers people and …Read More
Why prevention matters
‘Why prevention matters’ blog article was written by Jessica Carter, Knowledge Mobilisation Lead, Education and Safeguarding Services at Australian Childhood Foundation. Child sexual abuse is one of the most significant yet invisible public health issues we face – affecting children, young people, families and communities at all stages of life. The World Health Organisation has …Read More
Culturally Safe Practice
This article was written by Stacey Dellow, Team Leader in Therapeutic Services Program at the Australian Childhood Foundation. What is culturally safe practice? From my perspective as an Aboriginal woman, I need it to include components of the following; collaboration, authentic partnerships, prioritising relationships and having a place for critical reflection. These things give the …Read More
Maintaining a Safeguarding Culture
The Safeguarding Children Program is fundamentally about implementing and sustaining processes that create a safeguarding culture and ensure the on-going safety of children and young people within organisations. But, once organisations have begun this process, how do they go about maintaining a culture that protects children?Read More
Residential Care – Changing the culture one word at a time
Here, Geoff Moore, a Team Leader in our Therapeutic Care Program, reflects on the power of words to build culture, and to change it - especially in the Residential Care Sector.Read More
Pat Jewell, Team Leader of the Parenting Education and Support program explores how we sub-consciously learn stories that continue to narrate our lives.Read More