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.

October 13, 2022

Playing with ideas – is neuroscience still the story we tell?

‘Playing with ideas – is neuroscience still the story we tell?’ blog article was written by Angela Weller, New Training and Resource Development Lead and Pauline Lodge, Senior Consultant, at Australian Childhood Foundation.   “Neuroscience is a metaphor just like all the other metaphors we use, people seem to be impressed by science, they think …

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September 26, 2022

On the road again

‘On the road again’ blog article was written by Jennifer Gay, Team Leader, Therapeutic Services Victoria at Australian Childhood Foundation.   Like many of you, our lives have been impacted over the last few years by the COVID-19 global pandemic. It has affected many aspects including how we work and socialise with people. For many of …

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January 17, 2020

7 Reasons Why You Can’t Miss Our International Childhood Trauma Conference 2020

This blog post was written by Annie Vereker, Digital Content Coordinator at the Australian Childhood Foundation. Our International Childhood Trauma Conference is coming to Melbourne on 2-7 August 2020! This year will be our fourth biennial International Childhood Trauma Conference! We’ve listened to your feedback and this year we’re evolving by adding as much value …

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August 22, 2018

Reflections on Day 2 of the 2018 International Childhood Trauma Conference

This blog is the second in a series of daily blogs being published during the 2018 International Childhood Trauma Conference. Each day a member of the Australian Childhood Foundation's Senior Executive will share their reflections on the content in sessions they attended. Today's blog is written by Noel MacNamara, Executive Manager Research and Policy. 

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June 18, 2018

Songs of change and harmony

Foundation CEO, Dr Joe Tucci, explores the connection between the songs of whales and the collective 'song' of professionals who work in the trauma community; asking what it is that we need to keep growing, to keep resourcing each other and to continue to improve outcomes for children and young people.

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January 23, 2018

Taking up the challenge: The collective endeavour of interpreting neuroscience and trauma

For practitioners working to support vulnerable children, young people and their families, a task is allocated to our collective endeavours whenever new evidence surfaces that has the potential to deepen our understanding of children’s needs and their experience of relationships. We are required to make sense of it, evaluate its relevance and ultimately, if helpful, make it count in our practice.

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June 23, 2016

Reflections and Images from the ‘Woodstock’* of Trauma Informed Child Care and Treatments

Dr George Halasz shares his reflections of the second biannual International Child Trauma Conference, and begins the challenge of making sense of the new learnings and their applications when working with children.

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June 8, 2016

#childtrauma2016 reflections – Day 1 – Janise Mitchell

Each day of the 2016 International Childhood Trauma Conference, a member of our ACF team will be sharing reflections from their time at conference.  For day 1, our Deputy CEO and Conference Co-Convenor Janise Mitchell discusses the thoughts arising from her time in Professor Michael Yellow Bird's masterclass.

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May 2, 2016

Meet the Speaker: Pat Ogden

This week, in our Meet the Speaker series, we hear from Pat Ogden about the experiences that shaped her career. 

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February 1, 2016

Meet the Speaker: Stephen Porges

At what age did Dr Stephen Porges become interested in non-verbal communication? Find out in our interview with him in the lead up to the 2016 International Childhood Trauma Conference.

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