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.

May 7, 2024

Breaking the cycle: Addressing the impacts of gender-based violence on Australian children and young people

‘Breaking the cycle: Addressing the impacts of gender-based violence on Australian children and young people’ blog article was written by Cait Wilding, Team Leader at Australian Childhood Foundation. If you, or someone you know is in immediate danger, call 000. For confidential support regarding family violence, call 1800RESPECT (1800 737 732). To report concerns relating …

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March 15, 2023

When disruption is an understatement: children bereaved by domestic homicide

‘When disruption is an understatement: children bereaved by domestic homicide’ blog article was written by guest contributor, Professor Eva Alisic from the Child and Community Wellbeing unit at the University of Melbourne. Eva is a mental health clinician and conducts research with children, young people and families dealing with traumatic experiences.  Recently we have finally …

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March 6, 2023

Keeping children at the heart of our work in family violence

‘Keeping children at the heart of our work in family violence’ blog article was written by Angela Weller, Lead – New Training and Resource Development at Australian Childhood Foundation.   In recent weeks the Australian Federal, State and Territory governments released the National Plan to End Violence against Women and Children 2022-2032. This plan contains …

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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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November 27, 2020

Parenting After Family Violence Program

Women and their children are traumatised by the experience of family violence. It terrifies them. It destabilises the foundations of their world. It undermines the strengths of their relationships. It can overwhelm them. Family violence is experienced deep in the minds and bodies of those who experience it. They see it. They often hear it. …

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May 26, 2020

RISE – a new program supporting families affected by family violence.

This blog is jointly written by Nicole Balfour, Team Leader of Therapeutic Services in Ovens Murray Goulburn, from the Australian Childhood Foundation team based in Albury, and Colleen Tait, the Acting Manager of the Families and Children’s Team at Junction Support Services. Based in Wodonga, Victoria, Junction Support Services has been changing lives for 30 years through supporting people …

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October 17, 2018

Short term work with children who have experienced family violence and homelessness

This blog post has been written by Cat Albert and Vanessa Gravina of the Resilient Kids, Resilient Women project. Prior to joining the Resilient Kids Resilient Women (RKRW) project, I was the type of practitioner that highly doubted the efficacy of short term interventions withtraumatised children. And to be honest, some days I still carry …

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June 5, 2018

Infant Mental Health Awareness Week

Despite statistics showing that of all children, infants are over-represented in substantiated child abuse data; that violent households have a significantly higher proportion of children aged five years and under; that pregnancy is a time of increased risk of violence for women and that exposure to violence in utero can have intergenerational epigenetic effects what we have known for some time about the special vulnerability of infants, does not translate into what we do to protect them in practice, and infants continue to fall between the cracks.

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November 15, 2017

Is silence really an option for men?

It seems to me that we may be at a tipping point in the family violence movement because people are really speaking out, men and women!

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February 9, 2017

Preventable Violence – Is engaging fathers the solution to creating a safer society? Part 2

Author and Therapist, Timothy O'Leary continues his series looking into the psyche of men who use violence, to reveal how engaging fathers can help to create a safer society. 

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