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.

December 18, 2023

Christmas time when glad tidings of joy should abound, and love be with us all

‘Christmas time when glad tidings of joy should abound, and love be with us all’ blog article was written by Noel Macnamara, Deputy Director Centre for Excellence in Therapeutic Care (CETC), a division of Australian Childhood Foundation. This blog article was originally published on the CETC website.  Christmas, for many, is an exciting time of year. …

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May 26, 2023

National Sorry Day 2023

Today we mark National Sorry Day. In recognising this day of reflection, mourning, and healing, we share the voices of several Aboriginal Staff from Australian Childhood Foundation. This blog acknowledges their perspectives on the structural violence and intergenerational harms that continue to impact upon child and families across this land. Today, as an organisation we …

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May 24, 2023

Bringing Up Great Kids (BUGK) in kinship and foster care: a deep listening journey

‘Bringing Up Great Kids (BUGK) in kinship and foster care: a deep listening journey’ blog article was written by Hanif Reza Jaberipour from the Parenting and Early Years team at Australian Childhood Foundation. Deep listening is one of the most impactful things we can do to foster meaningful connections and support the individuals in our midst. One …

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December 11, 2020

Message of Hope

This article was written by Noel MacNamara, Executive Manager, Research & Policy at the Australian Childhood Foundation, Deputy Director, Centre for Excellence in Therapeutic Care and Carer. Two years ago, we were called to our kinship care child’s school almost daily. Sometimes she had disrupted other children, sometimes she had poked someone with a pencil, one …

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November 13, 2020

Empowering Carers with SPACE

This blog article was written by Colin Hayes, Therapeutic Specialist and Shaun Chandran, Manager, Therapeutic Services, Western Australia. In October 2020, the Australian Childhood Foundation launched OurSPACE WA: a new state-wide therapeutic consultation and support service in Western Australia for Department of Communities foster and family carers, where the placement may be under stress and/or …

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October 2, 2018

Looking in the Mirror

This blog has been written by Anna Fasolo, who is a Therapeutic Specialist at the Australian Childhood Foundation.   Relationships are essential for all work with children and young people, even more so when they have experienced the traumas of abuse and violence. At the Foundation, our therapeutic model reflects this; we understand that relationships are …

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August 22, 2018

Pioneering therapeutic foster care in Australia – Building our own evidence base about what works

Janise Mitchell and Joe Tucci explore the results of the recent TrACK Evaluation completed recently by Southern Cross University. They conclude with a commentary about the need to support locally developed initiatives. 

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