Prosody Blog

Articles and conversations dedicated to innovation, research and practice with children and young people in need of support, protection and care

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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November 5, 2015

Changing the language of family violence

With the Royal Commission into Family Violence now moving into the public hearing phase, the Foundation made its own submission. One of the arguments that we made was that family violence is an aggregated construct that in itself continues to limit the development of effective social policy.

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December 24, 2014

Counting the costs – children lose more than you might think when they experience family violence.

There is no doubt that in addition to the traumatic impact felt directly by children, family violence can also lead to loss on multiple levels. 

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November 11, 2014

Safe and Secure

A free, downloadable trauma informed practice guide for understanding and responding to children and young people affected by family violence.

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October 23, 2014

Luke’s life matters

A coronial inquest has begun into the death of a little boy who loved cricket and football. He was a little boy with a shining smile. He had gentle eyes.

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