Prosody Blog

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

September 5, 2019

National Child Protection Week 2019

This article was authored by Jeanette Miller, Senior Consultant in the Parenting and Early Years Program at the Australian Childhood Foundation. Fathers’ Day is not just about dads. It also marks the beginning of National Child Protection Week: appropriate timing, given what we know about the importance of putting children first whilst also giving parents …

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March 13, 2019

After the storm – Supporting parenting after family violence

This blog post is written by Pat Jewel, Manager of our Parenting and Early Years Program. Family violence causes ruptures in the relationships around children and young people. It is an assault on the attachment system living in the mother-child relationship which is a key organizer of children’s responses to danger and safety in the …

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February 6, 2019

How to invite safety back into the relationships around traumatised children?

This blog post was written by Joe Tucci, CEO of The Australian Childhood Foundation. Last week, I wrote about three practice principles that were derived from an exploration of the neuroscience of safety. In this blog, I describe a way of working that centralises safety as the theme for healing the physiological and psychological consequences …

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August 28, 2018

How can parents feel support in their parenting role?

This blog article is written by Chris Hutchinson, Trainer and Consultant in the Parenting and Early Years Team at the Australian Childhood Foundation.   Parenting today has all types of stress and pressure and parents don’t need the added stress of unhelpful, negative comments even if they are intended as constructive advice. Parents should feel …

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August 14, 2018

Doolann Leisha Eatts Because of her, I can.

Glenda Kickett honours her mother, Doolan Leisha Eatts.  A strong a strong Whadjuk and Ballardong woman raised on a mission in Western Australian. Doolan overcame much to raise her siblings, her children and serve her community as an elder and keeper of culture and language.  Glenda has taken the opportunity offered by NAIDOC week 2018 to share why she celebrates her Mum, knowing that it is because of her, that she can.

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February 6, 2018

Four important considerations when running a group with parents

When thinking about facilitating a group for parents, there is much to consider. In this blog article we discuss the four important considerations when running a group with parents.

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February 9, 2017

Preventable Violence – Is engaging fathers the solution to creating a safer society? Part 2

Author and Therapist, Timothy O'Leary continues his series looking into the psyche of men who use violence, to reveal how engaging fathers can help to create a safer society. 

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January 12, 2017

The Nature and Nurture of Parenting

How do we learn to be parents? Is it nature? Is it nurture? Jeanette Miller considers two different approaches and reflects on what parents who have themselves experienced trauma might need.

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November 10, 2016

Epigenetics and Parenting

When it comes to child development, the nature/nurture debate no longer makes it to the podium. Jeanette Miller explains why this is so, with a brief look at how the field of epigenetics helps us understand the role of parenting in shaping the development of children.

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February 24, 2016

The Wisdom of Owls – and the value of an enjoyable book.

Using her own experience as a grandparent, Jeanette Miller here explores the use of books in regulation and processing for children in the early years.

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