Prosody Blog

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

October 2, 2018

Looking in the Mirror

This blog has been written by Anna Fasolo, who is a Therapeutic Specialist at the Australian Childhood Foundation.   Relationships are essential for all work with children and young people, even more so when they have experienced the traumas of abuse and violence. At the Foundation, our therapeutic model reflects this; we understand that relationships are …

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August 22, 2018

Pioneering therapeutic foster care in Australia – Building our own evidence base about what works

Janise Mitchell and Joe Tucci explore the results of the recent TrACK Evaluation completed recently by Southern Cross University. They conclude with a commentary about the need to support locally developed initiatives. 

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August 22, 2018

What works in Therapeutic Residential Care?

In today's blog, Edith Lock, General Manager of Client Outcomes at Mackillop Family Services shares her insight into the key design elements of Therapeutic Residential Care homes.

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August 20, 2018

Intentionally Supporting Residential Care to Become Therapeutic in NSW – ACF and SCU awarded contract to launch an Australian first Resource Centre

A new exciting project which has been contracted by the NSW Government stands to transform the way in which therapeutic residential care is provided to young people. An Australian first, this intermediary resource centre will guide all providers of Intensive Therapeutic Care and showcase the importance of relational ways of understanding how young people can be best supported.

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December 14, 2015

What are the essential elements of therapeutic foster care programs?

With the increasing interest in therapeutic approaches to the care of traumatised children and young people that are now many programs that describe themselves as therapeutic foster care, and these can differ significantly. In this article, I have listed the core elements that I believe are central to the delivery of foster care which has a trauma informed therapeutic intent. 

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April 23, 2015

Rediscovering a conceptual gem for therapeutic out of home care.

Sometimes you come across a journal article that is way before its time - like the one Janise Mitchell discusses in this blog entry! These seven vital components identified as the core of care for children who are removed from their family are as relevant today as they were innovative back then. 

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