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.
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 …
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 …
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.
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.
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.
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.