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.

July 28, 2020

Relationships matter 

This article was written by Claudia O’Hara, a Therapeutic Specialist at the Australian Childhood Foundation, working in the ACT Together consortium. It is with a full and joyous heart that I read my daughter’s end of year school report. Not because she had aced maths and English… she hadn’t! Or because she had excelled in the debate …

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May 3, 2017

Relationships: at the heart of what we do, but can our hearts take it?

My view is that working relationally with the young people in our care is a privilege writes Occupational Therapist and Therapeutic Specialist Jennifer Gay. Here she explores the challenges of sharing yourself in the therapeutic relationship alongside of the resulting emotional cost.

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August 18, 2015

The importance of holding the traumatised parent in child trauma work

When a child walks into our counselling office, so much more comes with them.  The child might be our client, but children always exist within families and systems and these too are often traumatised. So how, as therapists, do we strike the balance of working with both, for the benefit of the child? 

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