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.

June 16, 2020

Is the absence of threat the same thing as safety?

This article was written by Mandy Flint, Senior Training Consultant in the Australian Childhood Foundation’s Professional Education Services. Safety is something that we talk a lot about during the Foundation’s training sessions around trauma and trauma-informed practice. Safety underpins any trauma-informed approach because if the child or young person does not feel safe then we cannot move forward with any …

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June 10, 2020

What news have you got to tell me today?

This blog was written by Alexandra Faulkner, a Therapeutic Specialist at the Australian Childhood Foundation.    “What news have you got to tell me today?”  “My tooth is wobbly”, “Our footy team is in the finals”, “I’m going to a birthday party this weekend”, “We saw a dead duck in the park”.  “What news have …

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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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January 30, 2019

What really is safety for traumatised children and young people?

‘What really is safety for traumatised children and young people?’ blog article was written by Dr Joe Tucci CEO, at Australian Childhood Foundation. A few years ago, Steve Porges asked me to contribute a chapter to a book about the clinical applications of his Polyvagal Theory. It was a little surreal. Like many of you, Steve …

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May 8, 2018

Managing critical incidents to protect children – Part 2

This blog is the second part of a two-part serious on critical incident management to protect children.

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May 7, 2018

Managing critical incidents to protect children – Part 1

Rhiannon Wright looks at what the essential elements of a critical incident management system are; elements that promote both the well being of children and the strengthening of systems.

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March 5, 2018

Changes to Child Safe Legislation in Victoria

Amendments to the Child Well-being and Safety Act came into effect on the 27th February 2018, and are designed to clarify the operation of the Reportable Conduct Scheme and Child Safe Standards.

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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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January 23, 2017

Running Away… to School.

How do we help our students feel safe? The start of the new school year is upon us, and Alexa Duke explores the implications of current research on bringing about a sense of safety and calm in our classrooms. 

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