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.

August 24, 2021

Birthdays, Parties, Anything

This ‘Birthdays, Parties, Anything’ blog article was written by Alison McLindin, Team Leader in the Therapeutic Services Victoria team, at the Australian Childhood Foundation.   Myra is an old lady now, but she feels that her formative years were spent being responsible for caring for her younger brother and sister, leaving her little time for herself. When Myra …

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August 19, 2021

‘We just played basketball for 30 minutes’

This ‘We just played basketball for 30 minutes’ blog article was written by Marina Dickson, Manager in the Professional Education Services team, at the Australian Childhood Foundation.   As professionals we seem to find all sorts of ways to question our own skills, capacity and efficacy in our work. One of those ways is often the …

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August 17, 2021

Sharing Stories with Children in Our Work

This ‘Sharing Stories with Children in Our Work’ blog article was written by Angela Weller and Chris Cussen, at the Australian Childhood Foundation.   Humans think in stories and we try to make sense of the world by telling stories. The uniqueness of us as humans is our ability to create and believe fiction. Our communication …

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August 12, 2021

‘Dear Dad’… A child’s message

This ‘Dear Dad…a child’s message’ blog article was written by Monica Robertson, Program Manager in the Therapeutic Services Victoria Team, at the Australian Childhood Foundation.   Children seek love, acceptance and belonging and safety with their mothers, fathers, families and people in their community. When their fathers choose to use violence they are left feeling unsafe and with feelings of confusion and uncertainty. …

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August 5, 2021

Motivation Supports Mental Health and Wellbeing in Children

This ‘Motivation Supports Mental Health and Wellbeing in Children’ blog article was written by Chris Hutchinson,  Senior Consultant in the Parenting and Early Years Team, at the Australian Childhood Foundation. Motivation is ‘our reason for doing’  Motivation is what drives us to act in order to achieve our goals.  We can be self-motivated when we …

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August 3, 2021

Head Knowledge versus Heart Knowledge – Why we need both in parenting

This ‘Head Knowledge versus Heart Knowledge – Why we need both in parenting’ blog article was written by Emily Wong, Senior Child and Family Counsellor, Child Trauma Service Melbourne team at the Australian Childhood Foundation.   “All the same,’ said the Scarecrow, ‘I shall ask for brains instead of a heart; for a fool would not …

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July 28, 2021

Responding to Crisis with Dignity and Respect

This ‘Responding to Crisis with Dignity and Respect ‘ blog article was written by Jaimee Stacey, Initial Response Practitioner, Child Trauma Service Victoria team at the Australian Childhood Foundation.   Picking up the phone to ask for help is one of the most difficult things we can do as humans.   To ask for help for your …

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July 7, 2021

Bringing Up Great Kids (BUGK) in the First 1000 Days Program

This ‘Bringing Up Great Kids (BUGK) in the First 1000 Days Program ‘ blog article was written by the Parenting and Early Years Team, at the Australian Childhood Foundation. The period from conception to the end of the child’s second year has become known as “the first 1000 days”. Around the world governments have seen …

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June 29, 2021

Bringing Up Great Kids (BUGK) and Capacity Building

This ‘Bringing Up Great Kids (BUGK) and Capacity Building’ blog article was written by the Parenting and Early Years Team, at the Australian Childhood Foundation.   In working with families, we have often observed that ruptures in relationships happen because of a paucity in the adult’s capacity to regulate. We believe “parents do the best …

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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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