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.

September 21, 2023

My Favourite Story to Use with Young People in Counselling

‘My Favourite Story to Use with Young People in Counselling’ blog article was written by Chris Cussen, Lead – Product Development, Content Creation, and Projects in the Therapeutic Services team at Australian Childhood Foundation. There is a storybook that has been my favourite to use with young people in counselling over the years. It validates that life …

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September 11, 2023

Trauma-informed schools: the essential role of families

‘Trauma-informed schools: the essential role of families’ blog article was written by Celina Sargent, Project Coordinator, Education and Safeguarding Services at Australian Childhood Foundation. Across Australia, more schools are working hard to create the culture, policies and practices that are needed to support trauma-informed practice. But there is more to be done. If you’re a …

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November 17, 2021

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 …

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November 11, 2021

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 …

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November 21, 2017

What does trauma-informed mean? Grappling with the challenge

The question in the heading of this blog is a deceptively simple question to ask, but the answer is so very complex.

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March 23, 2017

Schools as Service Providers

Guest blogger, registered psychologist and school counsellor Deborah Costa shares her model around Trauma Informed systems and services for school as service providers.

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December 12, 2016

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.

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October 27, 2016

Ethical Dilemmas in Child Protection Practice: A Tale of Two Stories

Vicky Averkiou shares how the stories given within cases can produce ethical dilemmas that in turn impact on Child Protection Practice. 

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June 30, 2016

Why being trauma informed matters beyond trauma

Dr Melissa Raine considers how Australian culture understands children, how trauma informed responses might impact work with all children, and how the discussion is pertinent to a forthcoming symposium on 'Children's Voices in Contemporary Australia'.

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April 5, 2016

Trauma-Informed Goal Setting

Is there such a thing as trauma informed goal setting in practice with vulnerable children, young people and their families? CEO Joe Tucci seeks to answer this question here.

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