Prosody Blog

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

August 28, 2018

How can parents feel support in their parenting role?

This blog article is written by Chris Hutchinson, Trainer and Consultant in the Parenting and Early Years Team at the Australian Childhood Foundation.   Parenting today has all types of stress and pressure and parents don’t need the added stress of unhelpful, negative comments even if they are intended as constructive advice. Parents should feel …

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August 22, 2018

Popping Bubbles

Therapeutic Specialist, Kylie McKenzie guides us through The Popping Bubbles Program, which uses connecting activities to support both mothers and infants to bond together after they have both experienced the danger and violation of family violence.

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August 22, 2018

Good Goodbyes

How can we best support children when the therapeutic relationship is ending? What does a good goodbye involve? Child and Family Counsellor Symon Oliveri reflects through her own personal journey and guides us through her unique ways of reaching a positive ending. 

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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 22, 2018

Reflections on Day 2 of the 2018 International Childhood Trauma Conference

This blog is the second in a series of daily blogs being published during the 2018 International Childhood Trauma Conference. Each day a member of the Australian Childhood Foundation's Senior Executive will share their reflections on the content in sessions they attended. Today's blog is written by Noel MacNamara, Executive Manager Research and Policy. 

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August 13, 2018

The Power of Connection and Confidence – An Interview with a Kinship Carer

Senior Training Consultant, Ciara Merrifield, chats with a Kinship Carer to hear about her experiences as well as discover how the ‘Trauma-informed care’ training course has enabled her to gain valuable insight on the impacts of trauma in children's development.

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August 13, 2018

Speaking up and being heard: how do we listen and respond to children’s experiences, needs and hopes?

How can we ensure we hear directly from children so we know how they are feeling, what support they need, and with what they are struggling? In today's blog entry Nicola Palfrey, Director at Australian Child & Adolescent Trauma, Loss & Grief Network, explores strategies children find themselves experiencing when dealing with trauma, and how important it is for us to listen to their needs so we can provide them with proper support. 

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August 18, 2015

The importance of holding the traumatised parent in child trauma work

When a child walks into our counselling office, so much more comes with them.  The child might be our client, but children always exist within families and systems and these too are often traumatised. So how, as therapists, do we strike the balance of working with both, for the benefit of the child? 

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