Prosody Blog

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

February 14, 2018

Technique vs Practice

We are commonly asked just how effective mindful practices can be in those moments when they are most needed. Highly emotional moments between adults and children are precisely the moments when parents/educators need to be mindful and to prevent ‘flipping their lid’.

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July 8, 2016

‘No coughing for me, but I’m okay!’ – Learning to listen to practitioners’ body stories in human service work

Jo Mensinga shares insights from her research into how human services workers use and understand their own bodies in practice. 

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February 18, 2016

Assessment in Practice with Vulnerable Children and Families Series – Part 3

In the third article in his series on assessment CEO Joe Tucci addresses the question “What is a trauma informed assessment of harm for children and young people?”

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January 5, 2016

Assessment in Practice with Vulnerable Children and Families Series – Part 2

What is a Risk Assessment? In this second entry in his series on assessment in practice, CEO Joe Tucci discusses four mistakes you might be making when assessing risk.

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December 22, 2015

Assessment in Practice with Vulnerable Children and Families Series – Part 1

There are many terms relevant to the practice with vulnerable and abused children and their families. This is the first in a four part series by CEO Joe Tucci on examining the key dimensions of assessment in this contested area of professional decision making.   For this article, Joe focusses on the construct of protectiveness in families and communities. 

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December 14, 2015

Practice Leadership – Part 2

The second in a two part series on Practice Leadership written by Deputy CEO Janise Mitchell.  This entry particularly looks at what a Practice Leader does.

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October 20, 2015

Practice Leadership – Part 1

This is the first in a two part series on Practice Leadership written by Deputy CEO Janise Mitchell.  This entry particularly looks at what a Practice Leader is in the context of Child Protection. 

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September 10, 2015

Does trauma-informed = stronger practice?

In this interview, Deanna reflects on her experience of studying the Graduate Certificate in Developmental Trauma and the personal and professional outcomes that continue to influence her contribution to the sector.

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