Prosody Blog

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

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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October 28, 2015

Developmental Trauma Informed Maps… Why do we need them?

What is a Developmental Trauma Informed Map? This grandly titled document actually asks participants to articulate the core messages of this body of knowledge and think about how it can underpin practice on a daily basis. Marina Dickson explains more...

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September 10, 2015

Does trauma-informed = stronger practice?

In this interview, Deanna reflects on her experience of studying the Graduate Certificate in Developmental Trauma and the personal and professional outcomes that continue to influence her contribution to the sector.

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July 20, 2015

A New Integration

Strengths based trauma-informed practice in child protection

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April 28, 2015

9 Plain English Principles of Trauma Informed Care

The trauma literature can be overwhelming. Its basis in neuroscience offers incredible insights into its impact. But it also is challenging to decipher and make relevant to the ways in which children that have experienced abuse and neglect can be effectively supported.  

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