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.
Playing with ideas – is neuroscience still the story we tell?
‘Playing with ideas – is neuroscience still the story we tell?’ blog article was written by Angela Weller, New Training and Resource Development Lead and Pauline Lodge, Senior Consultant, at Australian Childhood Foundation. “Neuroscience is a metaphor just like all the other metaphors we use, people seem to be impressed by science, they think …Read More
Neuroscience as metaphor – building a narrative
This post is written by Marina Dickson, Executive Manager, Professional Education Services at The Australian Childhood Foundation. In the preface of Lou Cozolino’s book, Why Therapy Works: Using Your Mind to Change Your Brain, Lou makes almost a throw-away comment. He says, ‘….while science is, in many ways, just another metaphor….’ This is an interesting …Read More
The Social Synapse – The fusion of brain and relationship
This blog post was written by Dr. Joe Tucci, CEO at The Australian Childhood Foundation. “…When we interact, we are impacting each other’s internal biological state and influencing the long term construction of each other’s brains. This, in essence, is how loves becomes flesh… ” Lou Cozolino, The Neuroscience of Human Relationships (2013) Lou Cozolino …Read More
Taking up the challenge: The collective endeavour of interpreting neuroscience and trauma
For practitioners working to support vulnerable children, young people and their families, a task is allocated to our collective endeavours whenever new evidence surfaces that has the potential to deepen our understanding of children’s needs and their experience of relationships. We are required to make sense of it, evaluate its relevance and ultimately, if helpful, make it count in our practice.Read More