Prosody Blog

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

June 1, 2020

A unique window into our world – a supervisors reflections on therapy in the time of COVID19

This blog is written by Sharon Duthie, a Team Leader in the Australian Childhood Foundation’s Therapeutic Services.  As the global pandemic COVID-19 has swept across the world, so too have sweeping changes to the way we practice. We are now seeing the parent/carers, children and young people online for therapy. We are seeing them through a different lens; quite literally through a window on …

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May 29, 2020

Living with the invisible threat

This blog is authored by Mandy Flint, a Senior Advisor in the Australian Childhood Foundation’s Professional Education Services. COVID19 has brought about some challenges that for many of us are extraordinary. None of us could have anticipated the level of personal and professional challenge that would be imposed on us in order to keep us safe …

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May 12, 2017

Why ’13 Reasons Why’ needs to be discussed

We invited Jason Trethowan, CEO at 'headspace' to write for us this week on the topic of the recent Netflix series 'Thirteen Reasons Why'. He also shares a valuable tool they have developed to assist adults to talk with young people about the show and it's themes.

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January 9, 2017

“I will die without my music”

Young people love their music. It is a well- researched and documented phenomenon.  Here, music therapist, adolescent specialist and guest blogger Carmen Cheong-Clinch explores the relationships between young people, their music and mental health care.

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November 17, 2016

Residential Care in Australia

There has been ongoing concern about the safety and quality of children’s experiences in Australia’s residential care systems for a very long time. The ABC Four Corners program that aired last week, 'Broken Homes', is another example of the concerns that have been expressed by many. We heard again about the lack of safety experienced by the young people and the failures in the system to support staff. The program raised many questions about child protection systems in Australia. This blog reflects on some of those questions.

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October 8, 2015

Child Centred Practice Part 4

In this, the fourth article in our series, we will look at why an understanding of child development is important to organisations aiming to be child centred in their delivery.

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August 24, 2015

Mental Health, Young People and Trauma

Increased diagnosis in mental health may be masking our understanding of, and response to, behaviours that are really manifestations of trauma writes Alexa Duke.

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May 5, 2015

Shame

Have you ever thought about how children, young people and adults have come to hold onto a platform of Shame? Here, Deb McKenzie shares how in her role as an educator and school counsellor, she often wondered how to best help support a young person who held onto such a negative image of themselves.  This concern has taken her on a journey of learning around the topic.

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March 20, 2015

Porn and the changing face of clinical risk assessment – Part 2

How pornography may distort your risk assessment of children & adolescents who sexually harm. The second and final entry in the series, this time also looking at a clinical case study.  

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March 19, 2015

Porn and the changing face of clinical risk assessment – Part 1

How pornography can distort clinical risk assessment of children & adolescents who sexually harm

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