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 7, 2020

Do we really put children first?

This article was written by Dr Joe Tucci, CEO of the Australian Childhood Foundation.  I have a problem with Child Protection Week. It is important. Actually, it is vital. Starting yesterday, on Father’s Day, Australia is acknowledging its 30th such week. I have been involved in almost 25 of them as the CEO of the Australian …

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July 20, 2020

In his shoes – Bringing our children home to safety with fetta cheese and peanut butter

This article was written by Dr Joe Tucci, CEO of the Australian Childhood Foundation A few weeks ago, a remarkable story unfolded. A young boy with autism went missing in the Victorian bush. The state held its collective breath for three days before there was good news.   The volunteers and police who found young William Callaghan put themselves into …

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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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