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.

June 30, 2022

The Stages of Change

‘The Stages of Change’ blog article was written by Rosie Barker, Therapeutic Specialist, Regional Victoria at Australian Childhood Foundation.   Realistically, we are all constantly in the process of changing from being one thing to being another. But how often do we pause to consider this as a process and that it occurs in stages with …

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May 27, 2022

Detaching from our agenda

‘Detaching from our agenda’ blog article was written by Nicole Rohani, Senior Child and Family Counsellor, Child Trauma Service at Australian Childhood Foundation.   As practitioners, we generally have some type of agenda when we meet with children and their caregivers. The agenda assists to provide some purpose in our interactions with clients and their …

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November 5, 2021

Cup of tea?

This ‘Cup of tea?’ blog article was written by Olivia Edwinsmith, Senior Child and Family Counsellor in the South West Family Violence Partnership Program, at the Australian Childhood Foundation.   “Where there’s tea, there is Hope” – Wing Pinero  I have been getting to know my 91-year-old neighbour these past 12 months; he tells me that ‘smoko’ break is 10am and 3pm, …

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August 27, 2020

Listen like you have never listened before

This article was written by Pat Jewell, Program Manager of the Parenting and Early Years Program at the Australian Childhood Foundation.  Over ten years ago now, I and a team of professionals experienced in working with parents worked together to develop the Bringing Up Great Kids (BUGK) program.  At the time, the program was developed …

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August 7, 2015

Child Centred Practice – Part 3

In today’s post, the third in our series on Child Centred Practice, we will look at what it means not only to listen to children but also to prioritise the voice of the child.

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December 9, 2014

Mindful Listening – an incredible tool for working with parents

...after our first practice of Mindful Listening a mother started to cry. She told us “I have never felt listened to like that in my whole life – it felt so good I have never felt listened to like that in my whole life – it felt so good "

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December 1, 2014

An Interview with Stephen Porges

Stephen Porges’ Polyvagal Theory is the product of decades of research and has already informed the trauma work of thousands of therapists worldwide.  In town recently for the 2014 International Childhood Trauma Conference, he sat down with Dr Joe Tucci to discuss how his theory informs his latest project: a research partnership with the Australian Childhood Foundation.

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