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Title: 10-year anniversary of the 2009 Victorian bushfires - Recovering from long-term trauma
Summary: Translated factsheets about recovering from long-term trauma in lead up to 10-year anniversary of the 2009 Victorian bushfires.

Title: About Consumer Affairs Victoria
Summary: Basic information and contact details about the services. Consumer Affairs Victoria is the state’s consumer affairs regulator. Their purpose is to help Victorians be responsible and informed traders and consumers.

Title: About down syndrome - new parents guide
Summary: A translated guide that gives new parents information about Down syndrome including what it is and information on having an intellectual disability, support services for parents, and early intervention services offering early stimulation and development intervention.

Title: About palliative care (Podcast)
Summary: Audio information about palliative care. There is no English version of the podcast available but the multilingual podcasts contain roughtly the same content as the brochure.

Title: After a fire: asbestos hazards
Summary: This information is being provided to residents and property owners impacted by bushfires. It aims to help address concerns raised about asbestos fibres and should be read with other information about asbestos.

Title: After a fire: cleaning up a smoke affected home
Summary: If your home has been damaged by the fire or smells of smoke from bushfires you should: ventilate your home; wash hard surfaces (furniture, walls and floors); wash soft furnishings (upholstered furniture and bedding); and wash affected clothing. Further information on cleaning up a smoke-affected home is provided in the following fact sheet.

Title: After a fire: fire retardants and your health
Summary: Fire retardants are chemicals used by the Victorian fire agencies to assist in the control of bushfires in Victoria. The retardant contains chemicals that are generally found in a broad range of agricultural fertilisers and it is applied by dropping from fixed wing aircraft or from a helicopter. Chemical retardants are used to contain fires when access by ground crews is difficult or unsafe, or when there will be a delay in crews arriving at the fire. Retardant is purchased from the supplier as a dry powder which is mixed with water, using specially designed equipment, to form a slurry of a similar consistency to tomato sauce.

Title: After a fire: private drinking water and water tank safety
Summary: If you live in a bushfire-affected area your water source could become contaminated from debris, ash, small dead animals or aerial fire retardants. If the water tastes, looks or smells unusual, do not drink it or give it to animals. Also, you should not source water from a creek that has been affected by bushfire as the water may be contaminated. Water drawn from deep bores or wells should continue to be safe to use.

Title: After a fire: returning home safely
Summary: Houses, sheds and other buildings or structures burnt in a bushfire can leave potential health hazards, including fallen objects, sharp objects, smouldering coals, damaged electrical wires, leaking gas and weakened walls. Hazardous materials that may be present after the fire include: asbestos; ashes, especially from burnt treated timbers (such as copper chrome arsenate or 'CCA'); LP gas cylinders; medicines; garden or farm chemicals; other general chemicals (for example, cleaning products); metal and other residues from burnt household appliances; and dust. Further information on how to protect yourself when returning to a bushfire-affected property is provided in the following fact sheet.

Title: After a fire: using your personal protective kit
Summary: These protective kits are for people returning to properties affected by fire. They are available from your local government relief and recovery centre, along with additional masks, disposable coveralls and sturdy gloves.

Title: After a flood: animal and insect related hazards
Summary: When returning to a flood affected area remember that wild animals including, rodents, snakes or spiders may be trapped in your home, shed or garden. This fact sheet offers advice on minimising the risks.

Title: After a flood: mould and your health
Summary: Airborne mould spores are commonly found in both indoor and outdoor environments. When they land on damp spots indoors, they may begin to grow and spread. There is no practical way to eliminate all mould indoors; the way to control indoor mould growth is to control the source of moisture.

Title: After a flood: returning home safely
Summary: When returning to your home after a flood, take precautions to reduce the possibility of illness, disease or injury.

Title: Aged care services
Summary: Learn about the health and lifestyle issues that we face as we grow older. As we start to rely more on other people, what responsibilities do we take on? Find out more about the kinds of services and support that are in place for older people and their carers.

Title: Alcohol and drug services
Summary: If you or someone you know is affected by alcohol or drugs there are services available to help. Information about identifying drug and alcohol problems, understanding treatment options and learning about the challenges involved in living with an ongoing drug condition are all explored here.

Title: All about child disability diagnosis
Summary: In this short video, child disability experts talk about what to do if you’re concerned about your child’s development. Parents of children with disability talk about getting a diagnosis, following their instinct and getting second opinions. Parents also talk about how they felt when they heard their child’s diagnosis of disability.

Title: Anaphylaxis
Summary: Anaphylaxis is a potentially life threatening, severe allergic reaction and should always be treated as a medical emergency. Anaphylaxis occurs after exposure to an allergen (usually to foods, insects or medicines), to which a person is allergic. Not all people with allergies are at risk of anaphylaxis.

Title: Are you a seasonal, contract or casual (intermittent) worker? (Bilingual version)
Summary: What is seasonal, contract or casual (intermittent) work? This fact sheet outlines the differences between a seasonal, contract and casual worker.

Title: Are you travelling outside Australia? (Bilingual version)
Summary: Centrelink payment while you are outside Australia.

Title: Ash from a brown coal mine fire
Summary: The Department of Health and Human Services has prepared this general information so that you know what to do to protect your health and the health of anyone in your care who may come into contact with ash during or after a brown coal mine fire.

Title: Assistance for child care (Bilingual version)
Summary: The Australian Government offers a range of payments and services to help families with the costs of child care.

Title: Asthma by the Royal Childrens Hospital
Summary: Asthma is a common condition caused by narrowing of the small air passages in the lungs. The narrowing happens when air passages become swollen and inflamed, causing more mucus to be produced. In addition, the muscle bands around the air passages become tighter. These changes make it harder for air to get in and out of the lungs, and cause wheeze, cough and problems with breathing.

Title: Australian Taxation Office Information in other languages
Summary: This is information to help people from non-English speaking backgrounds understand tax and superannuation (super) in Australia.

Title: Avoiding scams
Summary: A scam is a trick developed by unscrupulous people to steal your money or personal information. This resource lists the types of scams and gives advice on how to protect yourself and what you can do to take action against scams.

Title: Babies from birth to crawling - birth to 9 months
Summary: Your baby will wriggle and roll from birth, start to sit up at about 6 months and crawl at about 9 months. They will also start to reach and grasp for objects and put them into their mouth. Understanding your baby’s development as they grow will help you gain a great deal of enjoyment from your child and help to keep them safe.

Title: Baby massage - from Raising Children Network
Summary: This short video demonstrates baby massage. It outlines the benefits of massage for soothing an irritable newborn and includes tips on the best methods for relaxing and connecting with your baby. The video notes that you should stop the massage if your baby gets upset.

Title: Baby sleep: 2-12 months
Summary: Baby sleep habits depend a fair bit on both temperament and sleep routines. This resource will explain baby sleep developments and provide advices

Title: Baby Sid sun protection steps
Summary: Childhood and adolescence are critical periods during which exposure to UV radiation is more likely to contribute to skin cancer in later life. Parents have an important role to ensure their children establish healthy sun protection habits during the early years. Research into the effectiveness of role modelling shows us that adopting sun protective behaviours yourself means your children will be more likely to do the same. This resource provides simple information about the five sun protection measures recommended during the daily sun protection times (issued whenever UV levels reach three or higher). The resource is two-sided with English on one side and one of 10 languages on the other.

Title: Be HEP aware brochure (hepatitis B) for South East Melbourne
Summary: Information about hepatitis B. How to test, vaccinate and be in contraol. Hepatitis B is a common, long-term illness that carries serious health risks. Most people have no symptoms until it’s too late and their liver is seriously damaged, leading to cirrhosis, liver failure or liver cancer. You can stop the damage in its tracks.

Title: Be HEP aware brochure (hepatitis B) for West Melbourne
Summary: Information about hepatitis B. How to test, vaccinate and be in contraol. Hepatitis B is a common, long-term illness that carries serious health risks. Most people have no symptoms until it’s too late and their liver is seriously damaged, leading to cirrhosis, liver failure or liver cancer. You can stop the damage in its tracks.

Title: Bedwetting in childhood
Summary: Bed-wetting is common. About one in every five children in Australia wets the bed. Bed-wetting can run in families and is more common in boys than girls before the age of nine years. It can be upsetting for the child and stressful for the whole family. The good news is that you can get help.

Title: Bedwetting teenagers and young adults
Summary: This translated brochure provides information for bedwetting teenagers and young adults including what causes bedwetting, how it can be helped, and chances of becoming dry. It also describes how common it is and whether there is help available.

Title: Beginning a life in Australia
Summary: This booklet provides helpful settlement information and links to other websites and resources for newly arrived migrants, humanitarian entrants, and their sponsors and service providers.

Title: Behaviour code for school students
Summary: This factsheet provides information for parents/carers and students on the expected behaviour of students in schools.

Title: Bladder control check Up
Summary: This leaflet is to help people get ready for a bladder control check up.

Title: Bladder control problem?
Summary: If you have bladder control problems, ask for help you don't have to put up with it.

Title: Blue-green algae (cyanobacteria)
Summary: Blue-green algae (cyanobacteria) are bacterial organisms that have some of the characteristics of bacteria and some of algae. They are present in almost all aquatic ecosystems in Australia, including rivers, lakes and estuaries. Under certain environmental conditions, blue-green algae concentrations in water can rapidly increase and form visible blooms or scums. Water affected by blue-green algae may be unsuitable for drinking, recreational activities such as swimming and fishing, and agricultural uses. Some species of blue-green algae produce toxins that are harmful to humans and animals when they are eaten, inhaled or contact the skin.

Title: Bottle and formula preparation
Summary: This short video shows you how to prepare baby formula and expressed breastmilk for bottle-feeding to newborns and young babies

Title: Breastfeeding confidence
Summary: Don’t be concerned if breastfeeding isn’t what you expected. Like anything worth doing, it takes practice

Title: Bronchiolitis
Summary: Bronchiolitis is a common chest infection in young children, caused by a viral infection of the lungs. The infection causes inflammation and mucus to build up in the airways, making it more difficult to breathe. Bronchiolitis is most common in babies under six months, but sometimes occurs in babies up to 12 months old.

Title: Burns and scalds prevention
Summary: Home safety and injury prevention poster on burns & scalds prevention.

Title: Bushfire smoke and your health
Summary: Bushfire smoke can reduce air quality in rural and urban areas and may affect people’s health. This fact sheet provides information on bushfire smoke, how it can affect you and your family’s health, and actions that you can take to avoid or reduce potential health effects.

Title: Buying a car
Summary: This information will help you make the right decisions when buying a car.

Title: Calcium
Summary: Simple information for patients on why we need calcium for our body and which foods are calcium reach.

Title: Car seat safety
Summary: Home safety and injury prevention poster on car seat safety.

Title: Carers, caring and respite care services
Summary: This translated video describes the critical role of carers in Victoria’s health system. The video outlines that there are financial and support services available to carers, encourages the understanding of changes involved in caring and how to plan for those changes, and provides practical advice about how to manage appointments, medication as well as challenging behaviours and communication.

Title: Caring for children
Summary: This resource provides information on child developement and important laws and information about parenting in Australia.

Title: Caring for someone who is frail aged or has dementia?
Summary: Brochure on a program that supports family carers living in the local government areas of Brimbank, Hobsons Bay, Maribyrnong, Melbourne, Melton, Moonee Valley and Wyndham. Note that the English resource itself is bilingual.

Title: Caring for someone with a disability?
Summary: This translated resource describes the Carers Victoria Respite Connections disability program. It very briefly describes who they help, the different kinds of respite, how they can help and the ‘Older Families Support and Planning Project’.

Title: Caring for someone with a mental illness?
Summary: This brochure explain what a mental illness is, who is a carer, what is a respite. It also explains the services available to family carers living in the local government areas of Brimbank, Hobsons Bay, Maribyrnong, Melbourne, Melton, Moonee Valley, Wyndham and Hume.

Title: Catch up vaccinations for refugees and asylum seekers in Victoria
Summary: This resource was designed for refugee and migrant communities in Victoria about catch-up vaccinations

Title: Centrepay (Bilingual version)
Summary: Centrepay is an easy way to pay bills and expenses. Centrepay is a voluntary billpaying service which is free for Centrelink customers. This factsheet explains how to do it.

Title: Cerebral palsy overview and diagnosis
Summary: In this short video, parents of children with cerebral palsy talk about spotting the early signs of cerebral palsy and getting a diagnosis. Also, child health specialists explain that cerebral palsy is a condition that affects the brain. They talk about the different types of cerebral palsy, how it affects children and some of its causes.

Title: Cerebral palsy: after the diagnosis: part 2
Summary: In this short video, parents of children with cerebral palsy talk about what happens after your child is diagnosed with cerebral palsy. They describe why it’s important to look after yourself, connect with other families and have a good support network. They also talk about different therapies. Health specialists say why early intervention is important, especially for helping children reach goals like feeding or dressing

Title: Changes to specialist tobacconist certification fact sheets
Summary: From 1 April 2014, a person is not able to apply to have a premises certified as a specialist tobacconist. This means a person is not able to become exempt from the tobacco product display requirements for their permises.

Title: Child care in the Adult Migrant English Program (AMEP)
Summary: Do you need child care to be able to attend the Adult Migrant English Program (AMEP) classes? When you are in an AMEP class, free child care is available for your children who are under school age. This information sheet explains how it works.

Title: Child disability and early intervention: expert tips
Summary: In this short video, child disability experts talk about what early intervention is, how you get it and what it aims to do. They say it’s important to start early, but it’s also never too late to start. They talk about choosing a service provider and funding options. A parent describes her experience with early intervention.

Title: Child disability services and support
Summary: In this short video, you can find out how to get information about child disability services and where to start. Child disability experts take you through funding options, how to find good service providers and different types of respite care. You’ll also hear from other parents about their experiences of respite care and counselling

Title: Child, family and relationship services
Summary: This translated, subtitled video outlines the family support services available to help parents raise their children. It emphasises the creation of a safe and nurturing environment for children as a priority and provides information on the kinds of support that are available to children, their parents and carers in Victoria.

Title: Childhood pneumococcal disease
Summary: This translated resource provides information on childhood pneumococcal disease and the National Immunisation Program schedule that provides free pneumococcal vaccine to all infants. It outlines what the disease is, the vaccines, who is eligible for the vaccines and also possible side effects.

Title: Children's rights in Australia: an introduction for people who came to Australia as refugees
Summary: In Australia, all people are entitled to enjoy their human rights. This means that mothers and fathers, children, and all members of the community have the same rights. However, it does not mean that we can insist on our own rights in such a way that it hurts another person, or that we can take away their rights.

Title: Children's sleep: 20 frequently asked questions
Summary: Different children have different sleep needs, habits and problems. Here are answers to 20 frequently asked questions about children’s sleep

Title: Children at play - please don't smoke here
Summary: By law, smoking is banned within four metres of an entrance to children’s indoor play centres from 13 April 2015.

Title: Choking prevention
Summary: Home safety and injury prevention poster on Choking prevention

Title: Collection of personal information for the Adult Migrant English Program (AMEP)
Summary: The Adult Migrant English Program (AMEP) service providers collect personal information for the Department of Education and Training. The information collected could be disclosed to other agencies or organisations. This information lists the organisations that have access to your data.

Title: Confirm your identity (bilingual version)
Summary: You may need to confirm your identity when you claim a payment or service. Centrelink can translate documents needed for your claim, for free.

Title: Conjunctivitis
Summary: Conjunctivitis is a common eye infection, especially among children under five. It is an inflammation (swelling and redness) of the conjunctiva, which is the clear membrane that covers the white part of the eye and the inside of the eyelids. Sometimes conjunctivitis is called ‘pink eye’, because the eye looks pink or red. Treatment is dependent on the type of conjunctivitis affecting your child. Conjunctivitis can be an infectious or allergic condition. Infectious conjunctivitis is highly contagious.

Title: Consent to disclose medical information (bilingual version)
Summary: This form is used to confirm that you consent to your treating health professionals and/or health providers disclosing relevant information about your disability or medical conditions to the Australian Government Department of Human Services (the department), or assessors engaged by the department.

Title: Consent to share information
Summary: Health information is often particularly sensitive, therefore consumers need to be confident that their information will be handled appropriately and confidentially. This makes it critical that at the time of collecting information, the consumer is provided with information about their privacy. The consumer privacy information brochure "Your Information, It's Private" has been developed to assist in this process.

Title: Constipation
Summary: Constipation is when a child has a hard poo (faeces or bowel movement) or does not go to the toilet regularly. There is a lot of difference in the firmness and frequency of normal bowel movements in children. Constipation is a common problem in children, particularly around the time of toilet training or starting solids. It can also become a problem after a child has had a painful or frightening bowel movement.

Title: Constipation and bowel control
Summary: This fact sheet explains what constipation is and suggests some ideas for improvement and tells you where to get more help.

Title: Consumer privacy information brochure
Summary: Health information is often particularly sensitive, therefore consumers need to be confident that their information will be handled appropriately and confidentially. This makes it critical that at the time of collecting information, the consumer is provided with information about their privacy. The consumer privacy information brochure "Your Information, It's Private" has been developed to assist in this process.

Title: Continence helpline
Summary: The National Continence Helpline is a free telephone advisory service staffed by a team of continence nurse advisors who provide information, education and advice to callers with bladder and or bowel problems which may include incontinence, constipation, failure of bladder to empty or who are caring for someone with such conditions.

Title: Continence products
Summary: This translated resource provides information on continence products that are used to manage the symptoms of poor bladder and bowel control. It describes what they are, what types of continence products there are, what to think about when choosing a product and some information on who pays for continence products.

Title: Contraception for women
Summary: Every woman has a right to plan her family and choose the right time to have children. In this brochure we talk about some of the contraception available in Australia for women. This brochure provides an overview of contraception options but to find the best contraception for you, speak with a doctor or a nurse.

Title: Crisis payment (bilingual version)
Summary: You might be eligible for a crisis payment at times when you need additional support from Centrelink.. Crisis Payment is a special one-off payment that may be paid to you in certain special circumstances

Title: Crisis payment for humanitarian entrants (bilingual version)
Summary: Crisis Payment is a special one-off payment to assist with immediate settlement needs if you are a newly arrived humanitarian entrant

Title: Croup
Summary: Croup is a condition caused by a viral infection. The virus leads to swelling of the voice box (larynx) and windpipe (trachea). This swelling makes the airway narrower, so it is harder to breathe. Children with croup develop a harsh, barking cough and may make a noisy, high-pitched sound when they breathe in (stridor). Croup mostly affects children between six months and five years old, but it can affect older children. Some children get croup several times. Croup can get worse quickly. If your child is having problems breathing, seek urgent medical attention.

Title: Cue cards
Summary: ‘Cue Cards’ is a resource developed by Eastern Health, Diversity and Inclusion, to assist health professionals and clients / carers who primarily have English language difficulties, or problems communicating with each other.

Title: Cut your cancer risk
Summary: Provides a summary of the 7 key cancer prevention messages including: get checked, limit alcohol, eat a healthy diet, be active, be a healthy weight, be active, be SunSmart and quit smoking.

Title: Dementia and bladder and bowel control
Summary: People with dementia have memory loss and may be confused and not know where they are. This can cause or make bladder and bowel control problems worse.

Title: Diphtheria and tetanus immunisation information
Summary: This fact sheet provides information about the Diphtheria and Tetanus vaccination, who should be immunised and possible side effects.

Title: Diphtheria, tetanus, and pertussis (whooping cough) booster vaccine for 18 month old children
Summary: This translated information resource provides information on the diphtheria, tetanus, and pertussis (whooping cough) booster vaccine given for free to children at 18 months old through the National Immunisation Program schedule. It describes what diphtheria, tetanus, and pertussis (whooping cough) is, describes the vaccines and also side effects. It also has a short pre-immunisation checklist.

Title: Diphtheria, tetanus, pertussis (whooping cough) and poliomyelitis (polio) immunisation
Summary: The National Immunisation Program schedule provides free diphtheria, tetanus, whooping cough and polio vaccine to children at four years of age. The sheet lists possible side effects and provides a pre-immunisation checklist.

Title: Diphtheria, tetanus, whooping cough, hepatitis B, polio and Hib vaccine for infants
Summary: The National Immunisation Program provides free diphtheria, tetanus, whooping cough, hepatitis B, polio and Hib vaccine to infants at two, four and six months of age. This document provides a pre-immunisation checklist and information about side effects. Includes diphtheria, tetanus and whooping cough (pertussis) vaccine consent form

Title: Disability services
Summary: Accessing disability services in Victoria can be dependent on your location as well as your particular needs. Learn about the kinds of support that are available for managing disability. Understand the rights of people with a disability and their carers and find information about support groups as well as useful information for managing your healthcare.

Title: Do you have a child turning four in this financial year? (bilingual version)
Summary: If your family receives Family Tax Benefit Part A and an income support payment such as: (Parenting Payment, Newstart Allowance or from the Department of Veterans’ Affairs) your child will need to have a health check for you to receive the Family Tax Benefit Part A Supplement.

Title: Dogs and kids - dog bite prevention
Summary: The Dogs and Kids program began in 1997 as one of the first Australian initiatives to specifically address dog-bite injuries to small children by promoting dog bite prevention and socially responsible dog ownership. This poster promotes dog safety at your workplace or home.

Title: Domestic and family violence factsheet
Summary: The Australian Government does not tolerate domestic and family violence under any circumstances. Domestic and family violence includes behaviour or threats that aim to control a male or female partner by causing fear or threatening their safety. This fact sheet provides information on what domestic and family violence can include as well as contact details for culturally sensitive services in Australia.

Title: Door-to-door-sales
Summary: Door-to-door sales may include people who are trying to sell household goods, offering to do repairs to the house or asking you to change gas, electricity, telephone or internet providers.

Title: Down syndrome: after the diagnosis 2
Summary: In this short video, parents of children with Down syndrome talk about getting early intervention for their child after a diagnosis of Down syndrome. Early interventions include physiotherapy, speech therapy and sign language. They discuss respite care and the value of having a good support network of family, friends and other families of children with Down syndrome. Child health specialists talk about early intervention options and family life.

Title: Eczema
Summary: Eczema is a common skin condition that usually begins before your child is one year old. The affected skin is dry, red and itchy. Sometimes these areas of skin can become cracked, weepy and then scab over. Unfortunately there is no cure for eczema. However, there are many ways to keep eczema under control and help your child feel more comfortable. Eczema is not contagious.

Title: Emergency, crisis and support services
Summary: Emergencies can be medical or family violence emergencies, natural disasters (such as floods, bushfires or heatwaves), communicable diseases (such as pandemic influenza) or a chemical, biological and radioactive emergency. Learn about different types of emergency and the support services that exist to help you if you are in an emergency situation in Victoria. In an emergency, call triple zero (000).

Title: Encouraging good behaviour: 15 tips
Summary: This guide to encouraging good behaviour and positive behaviour in children has tips for getting children to behave well.

Title: End of life and palliative care services
Summary: End of life and palliative care helps improve your quality of life if you have a life-limiting illness and provides support to your family and carers. End of life and palliative care services include help with daily tasks and access to a range of emotional, spiritual and mental health care options to suit your needs. Services also provide information and advice about death and dying, advance care planning, financial planning and many other issues that can arise at the end of life. You can have end of life and palliative care services delivered in your home, at an inpatient palliative care unit, or in a local hospital.

Title: Expecting a baby? Bladder and bowel control problems
Summary: A translated resource for pregnant women who may be experiencing problems with bladder and bowel control. The resource covers information such as how to know when there is a problem, likelihood of getting bladder and bowel problems, having caesarean births and information on pelvic floor muscles.

Title: Fact sheet for parents of children at risk of anaphylaxis
Summary: Anaphylaxis is the most severe form of allergic reaction and is potentially life threatening. It usually occurs rapidly after exposure to a food, insect or medicine to which a person may already be allergic. Anaphylaxis must always be treated as a medical emergency and requires immediate treatment with adrenaline.

Title: Falls prevention
Summary: Home safety and injury prevention poster on falls prevention

Title: Family and domestic violence-it is time to say enough (bilingual version)
Summary: This bilingual resource explains what family violence is and where you can find support.

Title: Family safety pack
Summary: The Australian Government has developed a Family Safety Pack for men and women coming to Australia. It includes information on Australia’s laws regarding domestic and family violence, sexual assault and forced marriage, and a woman’s right to be safe.

Title: Family tax benefit (bilingual version)
Summary: Family Tax Benefit is a two part payment that helps with the cost of raising children. This factsheet explains the difference of family tax benefit A and B and who is eligible.

Title: Family violence and partner visas factsheet
Summary: This translated resource provides information for partner visa holders who do not have to remain in an abusive relationship to stay in Australia. It outlines information including that a partner, family members or other people in the community cannot threaten your visa status, and that there are certain provisions in Australia's migration laws to allow you to continue with your permanent Partner visa application. It also contacts for support services, and translating and interpreting services.

Title: Fever in children by Royal Childrens Hospital
Summary: Fever (a high temperature) is common in children. Fever is a normal response to many illnesses, the most common being an infection in the body. Fever itself is usually not harmful – in fact, it helps the body's immune system fight off infection.

Title: Financial assistance for students (bilingual version)
Summary: The Australian Government provides financial help to eligible students through payments such as Youth Allowance and Austudy.This fact sheet lists possible financial support for students.

Title: Finding bowel cancer early can save your life
Summary: Step-by-step brochure to completing a bowel cancer screening kit.

Title: Fire danger ratings
Summary: The fire danger rating tells you how dangerous a fire would be if one started. It helps you to know when conditions are dangerous enough to put your bushfire survival plan in to action.

Title: First aid treatment for anaphylaxis
Summary: Anaphylaxis is a severe allergic reaction and potentially life threatening. It should always be treated as a medical emergency, requiring immediate treatment. Most cases of anaphylaxis occur after a person with a severe allergy is exposed to the allergen they are allergic to (usually a food, insect or medication)

Title: FKA children's services bicultural support program
Summary: FKA Children’s Services is an organisation which is funded by the government to provide support for all child care services.This support is to assist child care staff to provide programs which meet children’s cultural and language needs.

Title: Forced and early marriage factsheet
Summary: This translated fact sheet outlines that forcing anybody to get married is a serious crime in Australia, and that people are free to choose whether to get married. The fact sheet provides facts on the illegality of taking or sending someone to another country for forced marriage or get someone else to organise this. It also contains contact details of support services.

Title: Fragile X syndrome: after the diagnosis 2
Summary: In this short video, parents of children with Fragile X syndrome discuss different therapies for children. Parents and child health specialists talk about why it’s important to get early intervention as soon as possible after diagnosis. Health specialists say that children with Fragile X develop different skills at different rates. A team of therapists working together is the best way to help them

Title: Fragile X syndrome: overview
Summary: In this short video, parents of children with Fragile X syndrome talk about this genetic condition. They talk about spotting the early signs, getting a diagnosis and their reaction to the diagnosis. Child health specialists explain how this condition happens. They also go through the physical, developmental, behavioural and emotional features of the syndrome.

Title: Gastroenteritis (gastro) by the Royal Childrens Hospital
Summary: Gastroenteritis (gastro) is a bowel infection that causes diarrhoea (runny, watery poo) and sometimes vomiting. The vomiting may settle quickly, but the diarrhoea can last up to 10 days. Gastro can be caused by many different germs, although the most common cause of gastro is a viral infection. Most children do not need to take any medicine for gastro; however, it is important that they drink plenty of water to avoid becoming dehydrated.

Title: Getting medical help on weekends, public holidays and at night
Summary: This resource is designed for migrants living in Victoria and explains the different options available if they need medical help after hours or on weekends. It also explains when to attend the emergency department and when to call an ambulance.

Title: Getting to know health care in Australia: a pocket guide for new arrivals
Summary: A short overview on Australian health services and how to access them

Title: Getting your child to eat breakfast
Summary: Need breakfast ideas for kids? Our guide to getting kids to eat breakfast has healthy breakfast ideas ideas and explains why breakfast is important for kids.

Title: Glossary of terms - child, family and relationship services
Summary: This glossary is designed to help you understand the technical terms related to child, family and relationship services in Victoria. In particular, it explains the terms used in the ‘Child, family and relationship services’ video. It may also help the work of interpreters in this area.

Title: Glossary of terms - mental health services
Summary: This glossary is designed to help you understand the technical terms related to mental health services in Victoria. In particular, it explains the terms used in the ‘Mental health services’ video. It may also help the work of interpreters in this area.

Title: Glossary of terms - seeing a doctor, specialist or health professional
Summary: This glossary is designed to help you understand the technical terms related to seeing a doctor in Victoria. In particular, it explains the terms specialist or health professionals use. It may also help the work of interpreters in this area.

Title: Good bladder habits for everyone
Summary: You need good bladder habits for a healthy life.

Title: Good sleep habits: 12 tips
Summary: A guide to good sleep habits for children, teenagers and adults. Tips for getting to sleep, staying asleep and getting enough sleep.

Title: Have you had a heart and stroke check? Your first step to help prevent a heart attack or stroke
Summary: The doctor or nurse can use a risk calculator to find out the overall chance of having a heart attack or stroke

Title: Head lice treatment options Information for parents and carers
Summary: This factsheet describes the two treatment options (the mechanical and the chemical one) to remove head lice.

Title: Health checks on arrival in Australia
Summary: The sheet gives information about: Why have health checks after you arrive in Australia? What the health check involves, Why Vaccination is important, What should you bring with you? What happens after the health check?Confidentiality,Interpreters

Title: Healthy diet and bowels
Summary: This translated resource is to encourage a healthy diet with a high fibre intake, which can help in protect people against diverticular disease, haemorrhoids, constipation and chronic disease such as heart disease and type 2 diabetes. It provides information on what fibre is, what foods contain fibre and how much to be eating.

Title: Healthy drinks
Summary: A resource on providing healthy drinks to your children

Title: Healthy living in Australia
Summary: Information about how to eat well, maintain good bowel health, good teeth and the importance of physical activity.

Title: Healthy lunches ( Asian version)
Summary: A resource on preparing health lunches for your children

Title: Hearing impairement after the diagnosis 2
Summary: In this short video, a parent of a child with hearing impairment talks about her child’s early intervention, including hearing aids, Auslan and speech therapy. Child health specialists talk about helping parents understand what hearing impairment means for their child. They also go through some early intervention options and say why it’s important to start intervention early.

Title: Hearing impairment overview
Summary: In this short video, child health specialists talk about different types of hearing impairment. They say babies are usually screened at or soon after birth to test their hearing. Children can also be diagnosed when they’re older. Parents of children with hearing impairment and specialists talk about some of the signs that a child has a hearing impairment.

Title: Hints for better sleep
Summary: A list of steps to help you get a better sleep.

Title: Home safety
Summary: Home safety and injury prevention poster on Home safety and injury prevention.

Title: Homemade toys and free activities for kids
Summary: With a little imagination you can turn ordinary things into homemade toys and free activities for kids. Here are some great ideas for kids of all ages.

Title: Hospitals, surgery and procedures
Summary: If you need surgery or other medical procedures, you are likely to attend a clinic or hospital in Victoria. This information will take you through the preparation for a stay in hospital, provide advice about managing your stay through to recovery and discharge. Practical information about paperwork, costs and payments is also available here.

Title: How does pregnancy begin? (Audiovisual file)
Summary: This is part of a series of videos about periods, pregnancy and contraception, for newly arrived migrant and refugee women in Australia. This video provides general information. Please speak to a health professional for appropriate individual advice.

Title: How to dress a newborn
Summary: This short video shows you how to dress a newborn. It includes tips on what order to put clothes on, and distraction techniques to help older babies who fidget on the change table.

Title: How to give EpiPen
Summary: Step by step instructions for giving EpiPen adrenaline (epinephrine) autoinjectors.

Title: How to hold a baby
Summary: This short video shows you various holding positions for newborn babies, including facing towards and away from parents or carers. Different holding styles have different advantages. You can experiment to work out which one your baby likes best.

Title: How to keep your teeth healthy
Summary: Information about how to keep your teeth healthy.

Title: How to make a complaint or provide feedback (bilingual version)
Summary: If Centrelink, Medicare or Child Support haven’t met their service commitments you can make a complaint or povide feedback to help improve their services.

Title: How to use medicines correctly
Summary: This brochure provides basic information on how to use medicines correctly. It also explains the difference between generic and branded medicines, over the counter and prescription and what is a repeat.

Title: How to wrap a baby
Summary: This short video demonstrates different ways to wrap or swaddle a newborn baby. Wrapping is soothing for some babies and can reduce the risk of SUDI (including SIDS and fatal sleeping accidents) by keeping babies on their backs during sleep

Title: Human Rights in Australia for families (Video)
Summary: This is an animated film on Human Rights in Australia.

Title: Human Rights in Australia: an introduction for newly arrived refugee families
Summary: There is confusion in many refugee communities over human rights in families in Australia. This book explains some of these rights and what they mean for families. At the back of this book you will find summaries of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, the Convention on the Rights of the Child, and the Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination against Women.

Title: Immunisation (bilingual version)
Summary: To get a family payment for a child under 20 years of age, you need to make sure their immunisations are up to date.

Title: Important facts about Rubella for the whole community
Summary: This document contains information on Rubella, including Facts, Prevention and Treatment

Title: In an emergency, call triple zero (000)
Summary: Call triple zero to contact the police, fire or ambulance in an emergency. You can call 000 for free from any telephone in Australia.

Title: Incontinence a problem in anyone's language
Summary: Incontinence is the unwanted and involuntary leakage of urine or faeces. It affects people from all cultures and it is not normal. The good news is incontinence can be treated, and in many cases cured. This flyer advertises that information is available in various languages.

Title: Infant hepatitis B immunisation information
Summary: Information about the hepatitis B vaccine given to newborn babies. Includes information about the disease, why babies should have the vaccine, and information about possible side effects. It is important to start the hepatitis B immunisation as soon as possible after birth.

Title: Information on discrimination
Summary: Victorian law protects people from discrimination, sexual harassment, victimisation, and racial and religious vilification.

Title: Informed consent in health care
Summary: This fact sheet explains what informed consent is, what questions you might want to ask and why you need to sign a consent form.

Title: Informed consent in health care (video version)
Summary: This fact sheet explains what informed consent is, what questions you might want to ask and why you need to sign a consent form.

Title: Informed financial consent: bulk billing patient consent form
Summary: Consent form to be signed by patient for bulk billing

Title: Informed financial consent: non-bulk billing patient consent form
Summary: Financial consent form for non-bulk billing

Title: Inquisitive and invincible 18 months to 3.5 years
Summary: Your child is now actively exploring their environment. They want to do everything without parental help. Your child will begin to run and jump without fear of heights or danger. The smell, taste and texture of things will become fascinating.

Title: Interpreter fact sheets
Summary: If you have any difficulties communicating in English with our staff, you are entitled to the services of a professional interpreter.

Title: Introduction to the refugee minor program (RMP)
Summary: The RMP provides support to children and young people who are refugees, under 18 years of age and are in Victoria without their parents. They are known as ‘Unaccompanied Humanitarian (or Refugee) Minors’ (UHM’s). The Department of Immigration and Border Protection (DIBP) refer UHM clients who reside in Victoria with a custodian or a carer to the RMP

Title: Iron
Summary: Simple information for patient about the need to eat foods with Iron in them.

Title: It's not ok to shake babies
Summary: Parents sometimes lose control and shake their babies. But babies can suffer brain damage and even die through being shaken. This brochure lists the damages that can be caused and provides tips on how to avoid it.

Title: Kids talk: 75 ways to encourage children
Summary: This is a poster with 75 suggestions to encourage children (positive reinforcement).

Title: Kindergarten information booklet
Summary: This resource explains how and when to access kindergarten for your children.

Title: Learn English through the Adult Migrant English Program
Summary: To help you learn English, you may be able to attend the Adult Migrant English Program (AMEP). This information sheet explains what the requirements are and how you can enrol to English classes.

Title: Learning through play in early childhood settings
Summary: This resource outlines the importance of play for children's learning and development, and the role of play within children's education in Australia.

Title: Love your heart: quick guide to support heart recovery (short version)
Summary: Understanding your heart condition and treatment can help your recovery and make you feel less anxious.

Title: Make a complaint in other languages: make a complaint to DSC about the provision of services by a Victorian disability service.
Summary: This translated resource enables individuals to make a complaint to the Office of the Disability Services Commissioner if they are not happy with their disability service provider in Victoria, Australia. It outlines the ability for family or friends to talk on their behalf and that the service is free and independant of government and other services.

Title: Making a complaint (audio version)
Summary: You have the right to access safe, quality healthcare and to be treated with respect. Raising your concerns when this doesn’t happen protects your rights and can improve the health system for all Victorians. How can I launch a complaint with the Health Complaints Commissioner?

Title: Making a complaint (DHHS Victoria)
Summary: This brochure tells you how to make a complaint is you feel a service is unsatifactory, you did not receive enough information or choice or your were not treated well.

Title: Making Hepatitis B history
Summary: Educational animation about hepatitis B.

Title: Measles, mumps and rubella immunisation information
Summary: This translated resource provides information about the measles, mumps, and rubella vaccines for children at 12 months and 18 months of age through the National Immunisation Program schedule. It includes information on what they are, the vaccine itself, possible side effects and a short pre-immunisations checklist.

Title: Measles, mumps, rubella and chickenpox immunisation information
Summary: This translated resource provides information about the measles, mumps, rubella and chickenpox vaccines for children at 18 months of age through the National Immunisation Program schedule. It includes information on what they are, the vaccine itself, possible side effects and a short pre-immunisations checklist.

Title: Meningococcal ACWY secondary school vaccine program
Summary: This document provides information about the four-in-one combined vaccine for protection against meningococcal A, C, W, Y strains that is free to secondary school students in Victoria. It must be signed by the parents/carers of eligible young people under 18 years old so they can receive the vaccine at secondary school.

Title: Mental health matters to us all
Summary: A new mental health resource produced by Bendigo Loddon Primary Care Partnership’s Mental A to Z Network (MAZN) is set to make finding services in Bendigo and Loddon easier for the region’s growing Karen community. The poster will reduce barriers to accessing mental health and related services by providing information about mental illness and the services available regionally in the Karen people’s native language.

Title: Mental health services
Summary: This subtitled video provides information on the range of mental health support services available in Victoria 24 hours a day, seven days a week. It outlines how these services can provide treatment, information, tools and advice on how to deal with a range of mental health issues.

Title: Minimising the risk of SIDS
Summary: This short video shows how to reduce the risk of SUDI (including SIDS and fatal sleeping accidents). It also includes tips on safe sleeping, sleeping baby on back, sleeping baby at the end of the cot, avoiding a flat head, and sleeping arrangements. It highlights the importance of providing a smoke-free sleeping environment for your baby.

Title: Mobile phone contracts - tips for consumers
Summary: What you need to know and consider before and after you sign a mobile phone contract.

Title: Money management kit: for community settlement workers
Summary: The kit was developed for community settlement workers who work with new arrivals. It can also be used by teachers and welfare and healthcare professionals who provide general financial literacy education, or teach English as a second language. The money management kit contains factsheets, audio stories and photo stories. It includes the following topics: Household budgets, saving money, paying bills, contracts, insurance, debt, working in Australia, credits, types of credits

Title: Mulitlingual phone service
Summary: You can call the Multilingual Phone Service on 131 202 to speak to someone in your language about Centrelink payments and services.

Title: Multicultural services video
Summary: You can contact the Multicultural Services to speak to someone in your language about Centrelink payments and services.

Title: My health records - my rights (audio version)
Summary: What are my rights? Under Victorian law, you have the right to know what health information is held about you, how and why it was collected and what it’s being used for. You can ask to see your health information and change it if it’s incorrect. You can also ask to have your health information sent to another health service provider. If these requests are refused, you deserve a written explanation.

Title: Nappy changing
Summary: This short video demonstrates how to change disposable and cloth nappies. The video also has hygiene and general health tips about changing nappies and cleaning baby bottoms.

Title: National assessment program- literacy and numeracy
Summary: This information sheet explains what is the national assesment program- lIteracy and nurmeracy (NAPLAN) test

Title: Newborn sleep routine
Summary: How to teach newborn babies to sleep using a flexible routine of feeding, sleeping and playing

Title: Newly arrived residents waiting period (bilingual version)
Summary: If you recently arrived in Australia, you will generally have to wait 104 weeks until you can access most of our income support payments.

Title: Nino's child restraint challenge - tips for using booster seats
Summary: Parents and carers take part in Nino's Child Restraint Challenge to make sure they are buckling their children into booster seats correctly.

Title: Nino's child restraint challenge - using forward facing restraints
Summary: Parents take part in Nino's Child Restraint Challenge to make sure they are buckling their children into forward facing restraints correctly.

Title: Nino's child restraint challenge - using rearward facing restraints
Summary: Parents take part in Nino's Child Restraint Challenge to make sure they are buckling their babies into rearward facing restraints correctly.

Title: Nocturia - going to the toilet at night
Summary: This translated document describes what Nocturia is and its causes which include (but are not limited to) heart problems, kidney problems, and diabetes (type 1 and 2). It also covers issues with lowering intake of liquids, what a person should do and how it can be treated.

Title: Now every Victorian has a NURSE-ON-CALL 1300 60 60 24
Summary: NURSE-ON-CALL is a phone service that provides immediate, expert health advice from a registered nurse, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

Title: One in three women who ever had a baby wet themselves
Summary: Women who have even just on baby are nearly three times more likely to leak urine and wet themselves, than women who have not had a baby. The more babies you have, the more chance there is that you will leak urine and wet yourself.

Title: Organising a funeral for your baby
Summary: This help-sheet is for parents who have had a baby die recently and need to arrange a funeral. It provides information about processes and choices such as taking the baby's body home from hospital, engaging a funeral service, working with a religious/church representative and ensuring customs are respected. It is for parents whose first language is not English and may not be aware of options available for them in regards to funerals acutely after the death of their baby.

Title: Our service commitments (bilingual version)
Summary: We provide high quality Centrelink, Medicare, and Child Support services

Title: Outdoor safety: home safety and injury prevention
Summary: Information on how to ensure safe outdoor playing for children

Title: Overactive bladder and urgency
Summary: The bladder is a muscle which contracts to empty the bladder when it is full and you are ready to empty. An overactive bladder means the bladder contracts before it is full. It can sometimes contract when you are not ready. (link to bilingual resource)

Title: Pain relief for children
Summary: Pain is common in many injuries and illnesses in children, as well as after having an operation (post-operative pain). Your child may need pain-reliever medicine (analgesic), such as paracetamol or ibuprofen, to help reduce or control their pain. Paracetamol and ibuprofen do not treat the cause of your child's pain; both medicines just relieve the feelings of the pain.

Title: Palliative care - helping people with life-limiting illness live well (Bilingual factsheet)
Summary: This leaflet outlines how palliative care can help those with a life-limiting illness and their families to have the best possible quality of life.

Title: Pandemic influenza - your questions answered
Summary: Pandemic influenza is a human disease caused by a completely new influenza virus. The virus is different to the seasonal influenza virus that normally affects humans, and may cause infection in many people because almost no one will be immune to it.

Title: Parenting payment (bilingual version)
Summary: Parenting Payment is income support for parents or guardians to help with the cost of raising children.

Title: Parentline
Summary: Parentline is a statewide service available to families with children from birth to eighteen years within Victoria, Australia. Parentline operates seven days a week. Professional telephone counsellors provide counselling, information and contact details for community services.

Title: Pelvic floor muscle training for men
Summary: The floor of the pelvis is made up of layers of muscle and other tissues. These layers stretch like a hammock from the tailbone at the back, to the pubic bone in front.

Title: Pelvic floor muscle training for women
Summary: The document explains how to keep your pelvic floor muscles strong. The floor of the pelvis is made up of layers of muscle and other tissues. These layers stretch like a hammock from the tailbone at the back, to the pubic bone in front.

Title: Penis and foreskin care
Summary: It is important to look after your child's penis and foreskin to keep it healthy and prevent redness, pain and infection. The foreskin is the loose skin covering the head (glans) of the penis. The foreskin cannot be retracted (pulled back from the head of the penis) in most newborns, but over time the foreskin separates and is able to be retracted.

Title: Persistent sleep problems in children and teenagers
Summary: About persistent sleep problems in children and teens - insomnia, sleep apnoea, restless leg syndrome, narcolepsy and delayed sleep phase

Title: Planning and coordinating healthcare
Summary: Your healthcare requirements are uniquely yours. You have an opportunity to plan and coordinate your healthcare within a wide range of services and support available to people in Victoria. These pages will provide information about making decisions and coordinating payment for your healthcare as well as your rights and responsibilities and the best ways to communicate about health.

Title: Play learn grow - celebrate family, culture and community (12months consultation)
Summary: Belonging and contributing to family, culture and community is important for your baby’s identity learning and development.

Title: Play learn grow - create incredible things together (2 year consultation)
Summary: Your child will feel valued and loved when you make things with them and listen and respond to their ideas and questions.

Title: Play learn grow - discover and learn during everyday routines (4 weeks consultation)
Summary: Everything in your baby’s world is new and fascinating.Talk to them about what they can see, hear and feel.

Title: Play learn grow - getting to know each other (2 weeks consultation)
Summary: In the first two weeks, there’s lots of learning for you and your baby – especially about each other.

Title: Play learn grow - go exploring together (18 months consultation)
Summary: Exploring the world gives your child the chance to learn, move and connect with others. What is familiar to you can be a new adventure for your child.

Title: Play learn grow - let's have fun together (4months consultation)
Summary: Your baby will show lots of interest in the world around them. Follow your baby’s gaze and talk about the things that have caught their attention.

Title: Play learn grow - share your baby's excitement about their world (8 months consultation)
Summary: Your baby is fascinated by everything! You can make up songs and stories for them and capture their interest and excitement.

Title: Play learn grow - we're making more than just cake (3.5 years consultation)
Summary: Everyday activities can be fun learning opportunities. Pretending, creating and helping allows your child to discover new things.

Title: Play learn grow - your baby's learning has already begun (newborn)
Summary: Babies are learning from their first hours of life. There’s so much that you can learn together in their first weeks at home with you.

Title: Play learn grow - your baby is learning every day, everywhere (8 weeks consultation)
Summary: Every day and every situation is a time for learning. As your baby becomes more alert, look for opportunities to enjoy and share your baby’s discoveries.

Title: Playing with your baby
Summary: Babies find out about the world through play and exploration. You can help by using fun and inspiring baby play ideas and playing baby games.

Title: Poisoning prevention
Summary: Home safety and injury prevention poster on Poisoning prevention.

Title: Polio immunisation information
Summary: This translated information resource provides information on Poliomyelitis (polio) and the Polio vaccine. It includes what it is, the vaccine, possible side effects of the vaccine and a short pre-immunisation checklist.

Title: Poor bowel control
Summary: People with poor bowel control accidentally pass bowel motions at the wrong time or in the wrong place. They may also pass wind when they do not mean to.

Title: Power outages: food safety after a power failure
Summary: Fact sheet that explains what to do to keep food safe in an emergency power failure.

Title: Power outages: using alternative fuel and electricity generation safely
Summary: When power outages occur, usually as a result of severe weather events, people sometimes use alternative sources of fuel or electricity generation for cooking, lighting, heating, or power. Portable generators can allow some normal activities to continue, however it is important to use them with extreme caution.

Title: Pre-immunisation checklist
Summary: A checklist for immunisation providers to use to decide the best immunisation schedule for a patient.

Title: Pre-schoolers: independent adventurers 3.5 to 5 years
Summary: Children are becoming increasingly independent and adventurous, often exploring and climbing on objects. At this stage, children have little understanding of danger and require constant supervision. This factsheets provides tips on how to keep children safe at home, on the street, in the car and when they play.

Title: Pregnancy and birth services
Summary: This translated video provides information on involving health services early and fully understanding your childbirth options to give a great start to a rewarding birth experience. The video outlines the who’s who during pregnancy, birth and newborn care, and helps to understand which records and paperwork are required as well as payment options for having a baby and newborn care in Victoria.

Title: Promoting good sleep for children
Summary: About good sleep for children, teens and adults with information about getting to sleep

Title: Recently arrived in Australia?
Summary: If you have recently arrived in Australia to live, settling in can be a challenging experience. We have a range of payments and services to help you. There may be waiting periods and other conditions that you need to know about.

Title: Recently arrived in Australia? (bilingual version)
Summary: This brochure contains information that might be useful to you if you’ve recently moved to Australia. Settling in can be a challenging experience. As a new arrival, you may be able to get some payments and services from the Australian Government.

Title: Rent assistance (bilingual version)
Summary: Rent Assistance provides financial help to people who pay rent and receive a Centrelink payment from us

Title: Renting in Victoria: bonds (video)
Summary: This short video explains what a bond is when renting a property

Title: Renting in Victoria: condition reports (video)
Summary: This short video explains the purpose of a condition report when renting a property.

Title: Renting in Victoria: repairs (video)
Summary: This short video explains who has to pay for damage repairs and within what timeline when renting a property.

Title: Renting in Victoria: starting and ending a lease (video)
Summary: A short one minute video on how to start and end a lease when renting a property.

Title: Reporting a missing person: getting help from police if someone you know cannot be found
Summary: If you are worried about the safety of a person who you cannot find, you can report them as missing to your local police by making what is called a ‘missing persons report’.

Title: Residency requirements for family payments (bilingual version)
Summary: Holders of partner provisional or interdependency visas may receive the following payments if they are temporarily outside Australia for an approved reason: Family Tax Benefit, Parental Leave Pay, Dad and Partner Pay or Double Orphan Pension.

Title: Road safety information - drive and park safely near schools
Summary: An information brochure for parents and carers regarding children's safety when they are travelling to and from school by car.

Title: Rotavirus immunisation information
Summary: This translated resource provides information on the Rotavirus, the most common cause of severe gastroenteritis in infants and young children in Australia. It includes information on the protection against rotavirus that is available free of charge under the National Immunisation Program Schedule for babies in two doses at two and four months of age. It also includes a pre-immunisation checklist and information on possible side effects.

Title: Safe bathing
Summary: This short video demonstrates how to safely bath a newborn, including information on setting up, bathing techniques and baby bath temperature. It is important to look after baby's comfort as well as cleanliness.

Title: Safe food, safe kitchens
Summary: A resource on having safe kitchens and safe food in Australia

Title: Safe sleeping
Summary: This brochure lists six ways to sleep baby safely and reduce the risk of sudden unexpected death in infancy.

Title: Safe sleeping checklist
Summary: This information sheet includes a checklist to ensure the safety of babies and children while sleeping.

Title: Safety and injury prevention posters pack
Summary: The safety and injury prevention posters are available to download and print as a pack. The posters cover a range of injury prevention topics and aim to reduce child injury.

Title: Seeing a doctor, specialist or health professional
Summary: Doctors and other health professionals are often our first point of contact with the healthcare system. Identifying the different professional roles in healthcare, learning the language of healthcare and finding new ways to approach consultations are some of the key features of these pages. You will find information for yourself as well as information to help you help someone else you are caring for.

Title: Sexual assault factsheet
Summary: This translated fact sheet outlines how in Australia, it is against the law to sexually assault anyone. A person who commits sexual assault can go to jail, whether they are a man or a woman. It outlines what sexual assault includes, and also provides contact details for support services.

Title: Sexual health and viral hepatitis brochures
Summary: A community brochure designed for migrants and refugees on HIV/AIDS, viral hepatitis and sexually transmissible infections

Title: Sleep and learning
Summary: Sleep can affect concentration, memory and behaviour. It’s no wonder that how well your child sleeps has an impact on how well he learns

Title: Sleep problems and solutions: children and teenagers
Summary: About sleep problems in children and teens - trouble getting to sleep and staying asleep, night terrors, nightmares, sleepwalking and bedwetting

Title: Smoke-free building entrances
Summary: From 1 August 2017, the Tobacco Amendment Act 2016 will amend the Tobacco Act 1987 to ban smoking at all outdoor dining areas when food is available for consumption. This will include: Restaurants, food fairs, organised outdoor events, including community or street festivals.

Title: Smoke from a brown coal mine fire
Summary: The Department of Health and Human Services has prepared this general information so that you know what to do to protect your health and the health of anyone in your care who may be exposed to smoke from a brown coal mine fire

Title: Smoke from a landfill fire
Summary: The Department of Health and Human Services has prepared this general information so that you know what to do to protect your health and the health of anyone in your care who may be exposed to smoke from a landfill fire.

Title: Smoke from a peat fire
Summary: The Department of Health and Human Services has prepared this general information so that you know what to do to protect your health and the health of anyone in your care who may be exposed to smoke from a peat fire. Peat fires are uncommon and generally occur in locations away from populated areas. Peat fires smoulder for a long time and can be difficult to put out. Smoke contains fine particles, water vapour and gases including carbon monoxide, carbon dioxide and nitrogen oxides. Some peat fires may produce sulfur compounds which can be odourous.

Title: Smoke from a tyre fire
Summary: The Department of Health and Human Services has prepared this general information so that you know what to do to protect your health and the health of anyone in your care who may be exposed to smoke from a tyre fire. Tyres are made of vulcanised rubber, steel and textiles. Tyre fires create large amounts of thick black smoke and can be difficult to put out. Smoke from a tyre fire contains a number of substances, including fine particles, oxides of sulfur, carbon monoxide, volatile organic compounds and polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons.

Title: Smoky outside? Protect your health
Summary: These posters have been developed to to assist communities in the event or aftermath of a fire.

Title: Smoky outside? Stay inside
Summary: These posters have been developed to to assist communities in the event or aftermath of a fire.

Title: Speak to Bolton Clarke in your own language
Summary: Australians speak over 300 languages. Bolton Clarke understands it is important to have information in your language. This can help you get the health and aged care services you need. Bolton Clarke has a National Language Line. You can speak with us in your language with the help of a telephone interpreter. You can call 24 hours a day, every day of the year.

Title: Specialist clinics patient information brochure
Summary: Frequently asked questions about specialist clinics in public hospitals.

Title: Starting in early childhood services for children learning English as an Additional Language
Summary: This resource talks about early childhood services, the role of Educators and ways parents can support their children to settle in.

Title: Stay healthy, stay hydrated
Summary: The A2 poster explains your body is 70% water, dehydration reduces your attention and ability to concentrate by 13%. Drinking 6-8 glasses a day helps to keep you in top shape.

Title: Sun Sense - information for parents and caregivers
Summary: This fact sheet discusses the issue of sun safety within a school context.

Title: Support for grandparents and non-parents caring for children (bilingual version)
Summary: Centrelink can help grandparents and other non-parent carers of children. This fact sheets gives you with more information about your possible entitlements and provides contact details of relevant services.

Title: Support for new parents on leave from work (bilingual version)
Summary: Help if you are a parent taking time off work to care for a newborn or recently adopted child. The Australian Government funds the scheme.

Title: Surgery for bladder control problems in women
Summary: Many women leak urine or wet themselves when they cough, sneeze or exercise (this is called stress incontinence). While there are many treatments to try first, some women need to have surgery for this problem.

Title: TB (also known as Tuberculosis) - the facts and its treatment - audio files
Summary: This resource is designed for migrants and refugees and explains what tuberculosis (also known as TB) is, the difference between latent TB infection and TB disease, the symptoms of active TB, how TB is spread and how to prevent it from spreading to other people. It also describes the common tests for TB and how it is treated.

Title: TB (also known as Tuberculosis) - the facts and its treatment - fact sheets
Summary: This resource is designed for migrants and refugees and explains what tuberculosis (also known as TB) is, the difference between latent TB infection and TB disease, the symptoms of active TB, how TB is spread and how to prevent it from spreading to other people. It also describes the common tests for TB and how it is treated.

Title: Temper tantrum
Summary: Is your child having temper tantrums? Tantrums are common but can be hard to handle. This guide explains a simple approach to make things easier

Title: The hepatitis B story
Summary: Hepatitis B information in plain language. Colourful engaging graphics. Tested with consumers, health professionals and evaluated.

Title: The hepatitis B story - video
Summary: Plain language information on hepatitis B. Video with narration in 5 langauges. Focus tested.

Title: The importance of a healthy mouth
Summary: "Healthy Mouth - Something to Smile About" is a multilingual DVD resource which provides culturally and linguistically appropriate oral health information, targeting newly arrived refugees and others of migrant background in NSW. This video about the Importance of a healthy mouth.

Title: The importance of home languages
Summary: This resource provides important information about growing up with multiple languages and the critical role of maintaining home language/s as a basis for learning English.

Title: The prostate and bladder problems
Summary: The prostate is a gland that only men have. It is about the size of a walnut and sits below the neck of the bladder surrounding the bladder outlet (the urethra).

Title: The role of the refugee minor program (RMP)
Summary: The role of the RMP is to support the settlement process for UHM clients without parents in Victoria and to prevent breakdown in care arrangements through early intervention and proactive measures to assist families providing care.

Title: The Victorian health system
Summary: Victoria’s health system offers a vast range of services and support to Victorians across the state. Whether you are seeing a doctor, going to hospital for surgery or in need of emergency or crisis support, these pages outline the services that are available to you. They will also highlight the benefits of planning ahead and show you new ways to coordinate your healthcare.

Title: Thunderstorm Asthma - community fact sheet
Summary: This community facthsheet explain epidemic thunder storm asthma. People who have asthma or hay fever can get severe asthma symptoms during pollen season when  high grass pollen counts combine with a certain type of thunderstorm. When a large number of people develop asthma symptoms over a short period of time, this is known  as epidemic thunderstorm asthma. Epidemic thunderstorm asthma events are uncommon and don’t occur every year. In south-east Australia they can happen during grass pollen season from October through December. Thunderstorm asthma can affect those with asthma or hay fever – especially people who experience wheezing or coughing with their hay fever. That’s why it’s important for people with asthma or hay fever to know about thunderstorm asthma and what they can do to help protect themselves during grass  pollen season.

Title: Thunderstorm Asthma overview (video)
Summary: Find out more about thunderstorm asthma and how it affects people with asthma and hay fever.

Title: Tired signs in babies and children
Summary: When you can spot tired signs in babies and kids, you can get them to sleep more easily. Here's how to spot tired signs and settle your child

Title: Toddlers on the move 9-18 months
Summary: Your toddler will become increasingly mobile now and start to walk. They will also become very curious; trying to open cupboards, turn switches on and off and seek out items they know exist even if they are hidden from view. At this age your toddler will want to “test” everything by putting it in their mouth. Toddlers will imitate the actions of adults, so it is important for parents to model safe behaviour.

Title: Tooth tips [0-12 months]
Summary: Tooth tips 0 - 12 months, for parents, grandparents and carers. Eat well. Drink well. Early feeding. Clean well. Teething. Tips for temporary relief.

Title: Tooth tips [12 - 18 months]
Summary: Tooth tips for children 1 to 2 years of age, for parents, grandparents and carers. Eat well. Drink well. Clean well. Thumb and finger sucking

Title: Tooth tips [18 months - 6 years]
Summary: Tooth tips for 2 to 6 years old. Aimed at parents, grandparents and carers. Eat well. Drink well. Clean well. Dental visits. Tips on toothbrushing. Did you know?

Title: Trauma - reaction and recovery
Summary: This translated resource provides information on the reaction and recovery from traumatic experiences. The resource emphasises that it is normal to have strong reactions following a distressing or frightening event, and that people can experience a range of physical, mental, emotional and behavioural reactions. It gives some examples on how to resolve traumatic reactions to trauma and encourages the seeking of help from a health professional.

Title: Travelling con men
Summary: Travelling con men are dodgy tradesmen who knock on doors of homes and small businesses.

Title: Travelling with children in cars - multilingual information-audio files
Summary: Australian law requires that all children aged under 7 years must use a child car seat when travelling in cars. This is to protect the child from being injured if they are involved in a car crash. The type of child car seat needed depends on the child’s age and size. The child car seat must be the right size for the child, properly adjusted and fastened, and correctly fitted to the vehicle. Thank you to TAC and Britax for their support in the development of these information sheets, which were funded through the TAC Community Road Safety Grants.

Title: Travelling with children in cars - multilingual information-fact sheets
Summary: Australian law requires that all children aged under 7 years must use a child car seat when travelling in cars. This is to protect the child from being injured if they are involved in a car crash. The type of child car seat needed depends on the child’s age and size. The child car seat must be the right size for the child, properly adjusted and fastened, and correctly fitted to the vehicle. Thank you to TAC and Britax for their support in the development of these information sheets, which were funded through the TAC Community Road Safety Grants.

Title: Underquoting: new laws help home buyers decide if the price is right
Summary: New underquoting laws aim to keep agents honest and give buyers a fair go in an open and transparent property market.

Title: Understanding Australian government financial and employment agencies
Summary: This fact sheet is designed to help refugee and migrant women living in Victoria, and the community services that work with them to better understand Centrelink, employment agencies and the Australian Taxation Office. Whether we are able to understand and use the financial systems in Australia and take part in the economy affects our health, safety and wellbeing.

Title: Understanding disability
Summary: A translated fact sheet that outlines facts about disability. This includes descriobing what a disability is, types of disabilities, getting help early and the support you need, where to get help, and services providing information on chnages to support and getting an interpreter and translated information.

Title: Understanding disability - multimedia files
Summary: Translated videos that outlines facts about disability. This includes descriobing what a disability is, types of disabilities, getting help early and the support you need, where to get help, and services providing information on chnages to support and getting an interpreter and translated information

Title: Understanding ombudsmen and making a complaint
Summary: This fact sheet is designed to help refugee and migrant women living in Victoria, and the community services that work with them, to better understand the Ombudsmen’s services. Whether we are able to understand and use the financial systems in Australia and take part in the economy affects our health, safety and wellbeing.

Title: Understanding the Australian medical system
Summary: This resource was designed to help migrants living in Victoria to navigate and understand the Australian medical system. It briefly explains Medicare and Centrelink cards and the entitlements they offer, how to book a doctor appointment, what bulk billing means, the difference between a GP and a specialist doctor, what a pharmacy is and explains when you need a prescription to buy medicine.

Title: Universal stories of healing from depression: Karen story told in Karen (English version)
Summary: Universal Stories of Healing from Depression is an audio-visual resource which has been developed to raise awareness of depression in refugee communities.

Title: Using child restraints
Summary: There are laws for the type of restraints children of a certain age need to travel in. Information about the Australian law, standards and practical use of child restraints.

Title: Vaccine side effects
Summary: This translated document outlines common side effects that occur soon after vaccination and last 1 to 2 days. Generally no treatment is required. Download the document to find out more.

Title: Vision impairment overview and diagnosis
Summary: In this short video, parents of children with vision impairment and child health specialists talk about early signs that a child might have vision impairment. Parents describe experiences of getting their child diagnosed. Specialists talk about different causes of vision impairment – problems with the eyes and also with messages getting from the eyes to the brain

Title: Vision impairment: after the diagnosis
Summary: In this short video, child health specialists talk about how early intervention can help children with vision impairment learn and develop. Parents talk about getting early intervention after diagnosis and how it helped their child’s development. Health specialists say it’s important to encourage a child’s other senses, and support children who’ll be Braille readers.

Title: Vitamin D
Summary: Simple information for patients on Vitamin D.

Title: Voluntary assisted dying
Summary: Victoria is the first state in Australia to pass voluntary assisted dying laws. The Voluntary Assisted Dying Act (2017) provides a safe legal framework for people who are suffering and dying to choose the manner and timing of their death.  This document provides an overview about voluntary assisted dying with information on background, law, access and how it will work.

Title: Voluntary assisted dying - bilingual glossary
Summary: This bilingual glossary is designed to help you understand the terminology related to voluntary assisted dying.

Title: Vulvovaginitis
Summary: Vulvovaginitis (vul-vo-vaj-ee-night-is) is inflammation or irritation of the vagina and vulva (external female genital area). Mild vulvovaginitis is a very common problem, and some children will have vulvovaginitis many times. Once puberty has begun, vulvovaginitis usually occurs less often. In most cases, vulvovaginitis is not a serious problem and it will usually improve with simple steps at home. Usually no medical treatment or tests are needed.

Title: Water safety: home safety and injury prevention
Summary: Information on how to ensure safe water playing for children

Title: What are periods? (video)
Summary: This is part of a series of videos about periods, pregnancy and contraception, for newly arrived migrant and refugee women in Australia. This video provides general information about periods.

Title: What if you do not agree with a decision? (bilingual version)
Summary: If you do not agree with a decision about your entitlements, you have the right to ask for a review of the decision.

Title: What is contraception? (video)
Summary: This is part of a series of videos about periods, pregnancy and contraception, for newly arrived migrant and refugee women in Australia. This video provides general information. Please speak to a health professional for appropriate individual advice.

Title: What is family violence?
Summary: This translated resource provides information on family violence which is not limited to physical or sexual abuse, and it includes emotional abuse and any threatening, coercive or controlling behaviour.

Title: What is gambling?
Summary: Gambling is when you bet money on something that is not certain to happen (bilingual resource).

Title: What is the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS)?
Summary: This translated fact sheet provides information about the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS). It includes facts regarding individual's eligibility, reasonable and necassary support, what isn't funded, information about children with disabilities and families, and has a contact information for interpreters.

Title: What is the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS)? - Multimedia files
Summary: These translated videos provide information about the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS). It contains information on what the scheme is, who is eligible for it, reasonable and necessary support as well as what is not funded.

Title: When you will get your first payment (bilingual version)
Summary: When you claim a payment from us, you may not get paid straight awhis fact sheet outlines the waiting periods for various Centrelink payments.

Title: Why play is important
Summary: Play is more than just for babies and children. It's how they learn and develop. Playing with your child is one of the most important things you can do

Title: Why you have to attend your appointments and activities (bilingual version)
Summary: You have an obligation to attend your Centrelink appointments. You may lose some of your income support payment if you don’t: call your provider before the appointment to let them know you can’t go and have a good reason for missing the appointment.

Title: Women's rights in Australia: an introduction for people who came to Australia as refugees
Summary: When refugees first arrive in Australia, one of the biggest changes they often have to face is the difference in rights for women. These rights form part of our legal system. They are based on the international human rights law. This booklet is intended to assist families who arrived in Australia as refugees, to understand more about women's rights in Australia.

Title: Year 7 secondary school vaccine program - information and consent form
Summary: This translated consent form is for the Human Papillomavirus (HPV) vaccine and the Diphtheria-tetanus whooping cough vaccine that are offered to all children in Year 7 at secondary school or aged 12 to 13 years in the community setting. It firstly provides information on HPV and Diphtheria-tetanus whooping cough, and then has the consent form attached.

Title: Your renting rights
Summary: Translated fact sheets about topics such as requesting repairs, bond lodgement and starting and ending a tenancy.

Title: Your rights in Victoria
Summary: In Victoria it is against the law for someone to discriminate against you because of your race, religion, sex, political beliefs and many other things.

Title: Your shopping rights
Summary: If there is a problem with goods you have bought, the store may have to provide a replacement, refund, repair or other type of ‘remedy’. The type of remedy available depends on the problem.

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