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.

July 28, 2020

Relationships matter 

This article was written by Claudia O’Hara, a Therapeutic Specialist at the Australian Childhood Foundation, working in the ACT Together consortium. It is with a full and joyous heart that I read my daughter’s end of year school report. Not because she had aced maths and English… she hadn’t! Or because she had excelled in the debate …

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April 17, 2019

The Trauma of Separation and Divorce

It is easy to underestimate the impact of family arguments, parental separation, the leaving of one parent from the family home, the disconnection in relationships, the challenges extended family have when perhaps being prevented from seeing a child/young person due to parental acrimony and the interconnected effect these can have on children.  

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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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June 14, 2017

Family Yoga

The family yoga program at EACH was developed to provide a non-conversational approach to well-being, to support the integration between the mind and the body, to reduce the barrier between professionals and families, to encourage families to connect and have fun, improve relationships and body awareness.

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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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June 16, 2015

Family Stories

Pat Jewell, Team Leader of the Parenting Education and Support program explores how we sub-consciously learn stories that continue to narrate our lives.

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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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