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.
Can Children Really Give Consent in the Therapeutic Relationship?
‘Can Children Really Give Consent in the Therapeutic Relationship’ blog article was written by Angela Lykousis, Therapeutic Specialist in the OurSPACE NSW team, at Australian Childhood Foundation. As a therapist working directly with the most vulnerable children in our community – children living in out of home care, the question of obtaining genuine consent …Read More
Using Therapeutic Tools – Grounding young people through culture
‘Using Therapeutic Tools – Grounding young people through culture’ blog article was narrated by Liam Flanagan, Aboriginal Liaison Support Worker in the Back on Track Program, and written by Lillian Lampton, Aboriginal Liaison Support Worker, who are both in the Therapeutic Services Northern Territory team, at the Australian Childhood Foundation. This blog illustrates the …Read More
The Trauma Expression and Connection Assessment (TECA) – A new tool to support healing and connection
‘The Trauma Expression and Connection Assessment (TECA) – A new tool to support healing and connection’ blog article was written by Sue Buratti, Program Manager in the Therapeutic Services team, at the Australian Childhood Foundation. Despite the growing body of knowledge in trauma-sensitive approaches, there can be a tendency to rely on behavioural assessments, …Read More
Embracing Diverse Staff in Therapeutic Residential Care
‘Embracing Diverse Staff in Therapeutic Residential Care’ blog article was written by Allison Chambers, Therapeutic Specialist in the Therapeutic Services Canberra team, at the Australian Childhood Foundation. In the middle of National Reconciliation Week and at the height of the Black Lives Matter protest movement in 2021, our team were running training for new …Read More
When there are no words
This ‘When there are no words’ blog article was written by Yvette Willoughby, Senior Child and Family Counsellor in the Child Trauma Service Victoria team, at Australian Childhood Foundation. I often try to imagine what non-therapists imagine happens in the child’s therapy room. I’m sure many might think that a therapist uses similar skills …Read More
From Romania with love
This ‘From Romania with love’ blog article was written by Karyn Robinson, Senior Advisor in the Professional Education Services team, at Australian Childhood Foundation. A man of profound compassion, Nelson Mandela once remarked “There can be no keener revelation of a society’s soul than the way in which it treats its children” (8 May …Read More
What comes after trauma-informed practice?
Knowledge of the neurobiology of trauma has shaped our work for at least 15 years now. We have advocated that being trauma-informed is essential... but what comes next? Foundation CEO Dr Joe Tucci shares his projections of what the field of childhood trauma needs now.Read More