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 11, 2022

When Listening Saves Lives: What Young People’s Experiences of Mental Health Care Can Teach Us

‘When Listening Saves Lives: What Young People’s Experiences of Mental Health Care Can Teach Us’ blog article was written by Lyn Millett, Executive Manager, Professional Education and Safeguarding Children Services and Jessica Carter, Lead Knowledge Mobilisation, Safeguarding Children Services at Australian Childhood Foundation.   Every day, a growing number of young Australians present to the emergency departments …

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October 9, 2020

Children’s mental health starts with adults

This article was written by Dr Joe Tucci, psychologist and social worker and the CEO of the Australian Childhood Foundation. When children see painted wooden spoons appearing in a garden bed in their neighbourhood, they stop and point to them. For them, they are not just wooden spoons. They see them as little people. Spoonville …

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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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