Prosody Blog

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

March 27, 2018

Helping kids with a history of prenatal substance exposure

Many of the children who enter into out of home care have a history of prenatal substance exposure. Some children will be born addicted and require hospitalisation as they withdraw from these harmful substances. However, some of these children do not experience withdrawal and present as a relatively healthy newborn. Irrespective of whether a baby experiences withdrawal, there are a number of long-term developmental and behavioural consequences often associated with prenatal substance exposure.

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November 15, 2017

Is silence really an option for men?

It seems to me that we may be at a tipping point in the family violence movement because people are really speaking out, men and women!

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May 12, 2017

Why ’13 Reasons Why’ needs to be discussed

We invited Jason Trethowan, CEO at 'headspace' to write for us this week on the topic of the recent Netflix series 'Thirteen Reasons Why'. He also shares a valuable tool they have developed to assist adults to talk with young people about the show and it's themes.

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September 23, 2016

Through the chasms and into the spiral: Adult survivors of child abuse

Guest blogger Sylvia Huntington looks at why adult survivors of childhood abuse are not getting what they need from our mental health system. 

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August 24, 2015

Mental Health, Young People and Trauma

Increased diagnosis in mental health may be masking our understanding of, and response to, behaviours that are really manifestations of trauma writes Alexa Duke.

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