Prosody Blog

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

November 14, 2016

A Modality with a Difference

Do you have clients whom you have spent a long time working with to address their traumatic experiences but somehow changing their cognitions is not fully resolving the issue? Following her recent webinar on the topic of Sensorimotor Psychotherapy®, Pauline Lodge here shares her perception of what makes this modality different when working with survivors of abuse. 

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July 6, 2016

Early sexualisation and pornography exposure: the detrimental impacts on children

Guest blogger, Melinda Tankard Reist discusses the impact of a pornified world on our children.

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June 22, 2015

Lessons from the Royal Commission Part 3

In part 3 of our series looking at lessons from the Royal Commission thus far, we outline some of the important insights in relation to child safe recruitment, monitoring and screening processes. This post shares practical examples of the kinds of questions to ask in the recruitment process.

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June 2, 2015

Behind the smokescreen: Understanding the Commercial Sexual Exploitation of Children

Filmmaker Libby Spears’ documentary PLAYGROUND raises awareness about commercial sexual exploitation of children in North America. Now the film has been turned into a high school curriculum that empowers young people to navigate their environment, online and offline, safely and become advocates in their own communities

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April 7, 2015

Raunch Culture

As a parent, there is always that one question from your child that you struggle to answer. I never would have predicted the one that finally stumped me when it was asked by my 4 year old son at the time. With both of his Italian grandparents in the car, he asked me innocently and loudly - “Dad, how do you make your sex last longer?”

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March 23, 2015

Lessons from the Royal Commission Part 2

In part 2 of our series looking at lessons from the Royal Commission thus far, we outline some of the important insights in relation to the nature and prevalence of child sexual abuse; perpetrators and organisational awareness of abuse.

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March 20, 2015

Porn and the changing face of clinical risk assessment – Part 2

How pornography may distort your risk assessment of children & adolescents who sexually harm. The second and final entry in the series, this time also looking at a clinical case study.  

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March 19, 2015

Porn and the changing face of clinical risk assessment – Part 1

How pornography can distort clinical risk assessment of children & adolescents who sexually harm

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March 5, 2015

Sexting and Young People

If you work with young people, you no doubt know about sexting – the act of sending nude or provocative pictures via text on mobile phone or social media.  What you may not know is that doing so amounts to a criminal offense under Commonwealth Law, even if all parties are willing.

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