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.

August 10, 2021

What is Relationship Based Practice and Why is it Trauma Responsive?

This ‘What is Relationship Based Practice and Why is it Trauma Responsive?’ blog article was written by Marina Dickson, Executive Manager in the Professional Education Services Team, at the Australian Childhood Foundation.   Many people have spoken to me lately about being inspired by a TED Talk from Rita Pierson called ‘Every kid needs a …

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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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July 9, 2019

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 …

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October 2, 2018

Looking in the Mirror

This blog has been written by Anna Fasolo, who is a Therapeutic Specialist at the Australian Childhood Foundation.   Relationships are essential for all work with children and young people, even more so when they have experienced the traumas of abuse and violence. At the Foundation, our therapeutic model reflects this; we understand that relationships are …

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May 28, 2018

National Reconciliation Week 2018

Today is the beginning of National Reconciliation Week, which encourages us to reflect on our relationships with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples as the First Peoples of this land and non-Indigenous peoples.

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November 21, 2017

What does trauma-informed mean? Grappling with the challenge

The question in the heading of this blog is a deceptively simple question to ask, but the answer is so very complex.

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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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July 20, 2015

11 interesting projects that have protected and supported vulnerable children

CEO Joe Tucci shares a summary of 11 interesting projects we have recently been involved with that have protected and supported children.

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