Prosody Blog

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

May 10, 2017

To my Teacher… A second letter from Billy the foster child!

In today's blog entry Jeanette Miller, Consultant in the Parenting and Early Learning Program at the Australian Childhood Foundation explores the topic in this letter to a teacher, from the perspective of a child in foster care.

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August 24, 2015

Mental Health, Young People and Trauma

Increased diagnosis in mental health may be masking our understanding of, and response to, behaviours that are really manifestations of trauma writes Alexa Duke.

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March 9, 2015

What if the world hurts?

What if your teacher’s voice feels like a dentist drill? What if the walls of your classroom feel like they are crowded and moving? What if the seam on your sock drives you to distraction and makes it almost impossible to listen to what is being said to you? Beth Guy looks at the topic of sensory defensiveness and what it means for children and young people as well as those who support them.

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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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