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.

April 16, 2020

How is the Australian Childhood Foundation responding to COVID-19?

A letter from our CEO, Dr Joe Tucci Dear Colleagues, We are all feeling the strain of the temporary change to our lives as a result of COVID-19. However, children and young people remain at the heart of everything we do. At this time, more than ever, we recognise that there are additional risks to …

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December 12, 2016

What comes after trauma-informed practice?

Knowledge of the neurobiology of trauma has shaped our work for at least 15 years now.  We have advocated that being trauma-informed is essential... but what comes next? Foundation CEO Dr Joe Tucci shares his projections of what the field of childhood trauma needs now.

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November 30, 2016

How much?! New study reveals the cost of maltreatment in Australia

A new study published last week has released updated estimates on the lifetime costs of child maltreatment in Australia and the results are distressing.

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April 5, 2016

Trauma-Informed Goal Setting

Is there such a thing as trauma informed goal setting in practice with vulnerable children, young people and their families? CEO Joe Tucci seeks to answer this question here.

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February 18, 2016

Assessment in Practice with Vulnerable Children and Families Series – Part 3

In the third article in his series on assessment CEO Joe Tucci addresses the question “What is a trauma informed assessment of harm for children and young people?”

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January 5, 2016

Assessment in Practice with Vulnerable Children and Families Series – Part 2

What is a Risk Assessment? In this second entry in his series on assessment in practice, CEO Joe Tucci discusses four mistakes you might be making when assessing risk.

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December 22, 2015

Assessment in Practice with Vulnerable Children and Families Series – Part 1

There are many terms relevant to the practice with vulnerable and abused children and their families. This is the first in a four part series by CEO Joe Tucci on examining the key dimensions of assessment in this contested area of professional decision making.   For this article, Joe focusses on the construct of protectiveness in families and communities. 

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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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August 4, 2015

For the Love of a Child

A just society advocates the loudest for its most silenced, not for its most powerful writes Dr Joe Tucci, encouraging each of us to speak up for children.

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July 20, 2015

11 interesting projects that have protected and supported vulnerable children

CEO Joe Tucci shares a summary of 11 interesting projects we have recently been involved with that have protected and supported children.

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