Prosody Blog

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

June 27, 2017

Introducing School Services Program Part 1

In late 2016, The Australian Childhood Foundation introduced a new program to its organisational structure – the Schools Services Program. The SSP was established as a result of the growing demand within the Education sector: individual schools, regional areas and at a departmental level to become Trauma Sensitive environments.

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March 23, 2017

Schools as Service Providers

Guest blogger, registered psychologist and school counsellor Deborah Costa shares her model around Trauma Informed systems and services for school as service providers.

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November 27, 2015

Engaging Traumatised Parents in the School Environment

For many of us, school holds fond memories but for others, school holds many triggers for trauma – the oval where they were bullied, the corridor where they were physically assaulted, the classroom where they were often publicly humiliated, the sting and the shame of corporal punishment, the principal’s office where they were frequently suspended. And I wonder if we, as educators, have ever stopped to walk through the school gates in the shoes of our most vulnerable parents?

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February 27, 2015

Transforming Trauma in Schools

Guest blogger, registered psychologist and school counsellor Deborah Costa shares her own model for working with schools to realise the possibilities they can provide for traumatised students.

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