Prosody Blog

Articles and conversations dedicated to innovation, research and practice with children and young people in need of support, protection and care

August 13, 2018

The Power of Connection and Confidence – An Interview with a Kinship Carer

Senior Training Consultant, Ciara Merrifield, chats with a Kinship Carer to hear about her experiences as well as discover how the ‘Trauma-informed care’ training course has enabled her to gain valuable insight on the impacts of trauma in children's development.

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November 22, 2017

What is love?

The recent launch of ACF’s new logo and the narrative of love that accompanies it has prompted me to consider this concept of love in our work with traumatised children. Having love as a value seems fundamental to everything we do in both our personal and professional lives. Yet, when we unpack what love means in the context of children who have experienced trauma, it is way more complex.

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November 20, 2017

How do you find your way to your child’s heart?

The heart has become an important and central symbol in the Foundation’s new narrative. It represents the power of love to heal the pain that children carry with them when they have experienced the trauma of abuse and family violence. It has reminded me of how important a heart and its meaning can be in our therapeutic work with children, young people and their carers/families. 

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September 18, 2017

Permission to Not Laugh: A Comedian’s Unspoken Traumatic Grief

In a recent interview (WNYC, 2016) with comedian, television and movie actor Michael Ian Black, I was struck by just how traumatized during childhood he seemed. Yet the word “trauma” was never uttered.

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