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.

September 22, 2021

On Soothing

This ‘On Soothing’ blog article was written by Chris Cussen, Senior Advisor in the Therapeutic Services team, at the Australian Childhood Foundation.   Lately I have been thinking about the concept of ‘soothing.’ It is such a soft and easing word to me, and so relevant in these COVID times. When you look up ‘soothing’ …

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August 31, 2021

Be your own hero!

This ‘Be your own hero!’ blog article was written by Rebecca Cort, Senior Advisor at the Australian Childhood Foundation.   One of the big questions I get asked as a senior advisor in developmental trauma is how to work with embodied contemplation in the absence of a hero. So many of the children we work …

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August 24, 2021

Birthdays, Parties, Anything

This ‘Birthdays, Parties, Anything’ blog article was written by Alison McLindin, Team Leader in the Therapeutic Services Victoria team, at the Australian Childhood Foundation.   Myra is an old lady now, but she feels that her formative years were spent being responsible for caring for her younger brother and sister, leaving her little time for herself. When Myra …

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August 19, 2021

‘We just played basketball for 30 minutes’

This ‘We just played basketball for 30 minutes’ blog article was written by Marina Dickson, Manager in the Professional Education Services team, at the Australian Childhood Foundation.   As professionals we seem to find all sorts of ways to question our own skills, capacity and efficacy in our work. One of those ways is often the …

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August 17, 2021

Sharing Stories with Children in Our Work

This ‘Sharing Stories with Children in Our Work’ blog article was written by Angela Weller and Chris Cussen, at the Australian Childhood Foundation.   Humans think in stories and we try to make sense of the world by telling stories. The uniqueness of us as humans is our ability to create and believe fiction. Our communication …

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February 5, 2015

Applying the theory – two strategies for working with children and young people, suggested by students of our Graduate Certificate in Developmental Trauma

When delivering training, one of the constant learning objectives identified by participants is ‘we want strategies for working with children and young people who have experienced trauma’ or to put it as one participant did, ‘strategies, strategies, strategies’.

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