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.

December 14, 2022

Why a cocoon is a transformative place for children

‘Why a cocoon is a transformative place for children’ blog article was written by Angela Weller, Lead – New Training and Resource Development, Service Development and Projects at Australian Childhood Foundation.   In the work we do with children at Australian Childhood Foundation, they ask us all sorts of fascinating questions. Their curiosity gives us insights …

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December 7, 2022

International Learning with OurSPACE

‘International Learning with OurSPACE’ blog article was written by Stacey Dellow and Tayla Howard, Team Leaders Therapeutic Services in the OurSPACE NSW team, at Australian Childhood Foundation. OurSPACE NSW is an initiative of the Australian Childhood Foundation that provides specialist therapeutic trauma support for children and young people. Established in 2019, the program has demonstrated …

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November 29, 2022

Young People and Coercive Control

‘Young People and Coercive Control’ blog article was written by Lyn Millett, Executive Manager, Education and Safeguarding Services at Australian Childhood Foundation.   A growing body of evidence indicates the serious and long-term harm caused by coercive control. Yet we often do not consider its impacts on children and young people exposed to family and …

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November 23, 2022

Co-design: an essential ingredient in making youth services more participatory

‘Co-design: an essential ingredient in making youth services more participatory’ blog article was written by Chris Byrne, Business Development and Strategy Manager at Australian Childhood Foundation. ‘Co-design’ is a powerful way to hear and embed the voices of young people throughout service planning and decision-making. It is an essential tool for professionals seeking to increase …

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July 28, 2021

Responding to Crisis with Dignity and Respect

This ‘Responding to Crisis with Dignity and Respect ‘ blog article was written by Jaimee Stacey, Initial Response Practitioner, Child Trauma Service Victoria team at the Australian Childhood Foundation.   Picking up the phone to ask for help is one of the most difficult things we can do as humans.   To ask for help for your …

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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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