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01 Mar 2021... Information about preventing sleep concerns includes connecting with your preschooler, recognising your preschooler's tired signs, creating a sleep routine and environment and bedtime routines for your preschooler, helping your preschooler sleep safely and moving your preschooler from cot to bed.
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.
01 Dec 2020... Birdie's friends are all sick, but doctors and nurses are there to help. A story for young children about illness in the community. Playing a therapeutic game or reading a story with a caring adult can help a young child work through the scary experiences and 'big feelings'. There's information for parents and carers too.
01 Feb 2017... A big wind blows away Birdie's nest! A story for young children about recovering from cyclones.Natural disasters like storms, cyclones, floods or fire can be very frightening and upsetting for babies and young children. Playing a therapeutic game or reading a story with a caring adult can help a young child work through the scary experiences and 'big feelings'. There's information for parents and carers too.
01 Feb 2021... A virus has made Birdie's friends sick! Birdie feels lonely and worried. What if everyone stays sick forever? A story for young children about recovering from a virus. Natural disasters like storms, cyclones, floods or fire can be very frightening and upsetting for babies and young children. Playing a therapeutic game or reading a story with a caring adult can help a young child work through the scary experiences and 'big feelings'. There's information for parents and carers too.
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.
22 Mar 2023... This resource provides information to help parents who are settling in Australia to keep their families strong, happy and healthy. Parenting can be difficult. For parents who have come to Australia from overseas, there are the added pressures of raising children in a new country and a new cultural environment. Children, through school and other activities, often adapt more easily and may learn Australian customs, language and culture faster than their parents. This booklet will help parents care for their families in Australia and find help when needed.
01 Jun 2015... 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.
Bringing the Early Years Learning Framework to life in your community. As early childhood educators relationships are at the heart of everything we do. Genuine, positive relationships with children, families and each other are essential if we want to achieve positive outcomes. When we think about relationships it is usually relationships with children that spring to mind. But the relationships and partnerships that we build with families are just as important. Working with parents is rewarding, challenging and always full of possibilities.
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.
Fact sheets for parents and carers. Bullying, harassment, discrimination and violence are all interpersonal behaviours that can create or contribute to negative social environments. All school communities should have clear definitions outlined in their school policies and procedures for bullying, harassment, discrimination and violence.
01 Mar 2016... 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.
01 Jun 2015... This chapter titled 'Getting ready for school' is one of 6 chapters developed with and for the Afghan community. The 6 chapters aim to: improve the health literacy of viewers, improve appropriate utilisation of health services and improve health. This particular chapter provides information on child health, development and child services. These include: maternal and child health services; general practice clinics; kindergartens, playgroups and mothers groups.
01 Jul 2020... In these 2-minute videos, Tash and Chomper, the smiliest crocodile, show us how to have some fun when we brush our teeth. Using child-friendly cues, smiling like a monkey and roaring like a lion, and simple actions, they invite young children to take an active role in brushing their teeth.
01 Dec 2022... 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-immunisation checklist.
01 Sep 2021... There are two main models for raising bilingual and multilingual children - one person-one language, and heritage language as home language. The best way to help children learn broad vocabularies in languages other than English is to always use those languages with them. You can support your child's multilingual or bilingual development through play, community activities and everyday activities at home.
01 Sep 2019... This translated fact sheet provides detailed information for people living with Spina Bifida and may also have hydrocephalus - 'water on the brain', including information on the effects of hydrocephalus, how it is treated, what problems can occur with shunts and warning signs of a shunt not working or infection.
01 Aug 2019... You have been given this factsheet because your baby has been born with genitals that look a bit different (atypical). These genital differences are sometimes referred to as 'intersex variations', 'differences of sex development' or 'variations in sex characteristics'. This fact sheet provides information for families to fully understand the issues and risks associated with your child's specific intersex variation in order to make informed decisions about their best care and treatment.
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.
01 Jun 2015... 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.
01 Jun 2015... In this short video, parents of children with Down syndrome talk about getting the diagnosis during pregnancy. They say they talked with their families about how this child would fit into their lives, and about deciding to go on with the pregnancy. Also, child health specialists explain what Down syndrome is and how they test for it.
01 Sep 2018... Jaundice in newborn babies is a yellow colouration of the skin and the whites of the eyes. Visible jaundice occurs in one third to a half of normal newborn babies. It usually does not cause problems and generally fades by the end of the first week after birth. If the jaundice appears within 24 hours of birth, or is still present after 2 weeks, contact your doctor or local hospital.
01 Nov 2013... A literature review identified portable pools as a high risk location for child drowning and near drowning. Discussions with bilingual workers, key informants and focus group participants also identified the need for water safety education among culturally and linguistically diverse (CALD) communities. Kids Health developed a portable pool safety brochure titled 'Kids Can Drown Without a Sound' based on focus group feedback conducted by Multicultural Health Communication Service (MHCS). This brochure raises awareness of the safety issues associated with portable swimming pools and the legal requirement for fencing to English and non-English speaking community groups.
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.
01 Jul 2017... 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 fact sheets provides tips on how to keep children safe at home, on the street, in the car and when they play.
01 Aug 2019... You have been given this fact sheet because your baby or child has been diagnosed as having a variation in sex characteristics. This means your child was born with naturally occurring characteristics that do not fit the typical definitions for male or female bodies. These differences are also sometimes referred to as 'intersex variations', 'differences of sex development' or 'conditions associated with reproductive development'. Different people prefer different terms.
01 Jul 2017... 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.
01 Sep 2019... This translated fact sheet provides detailed information for people living with Spina Bifida and may also have a neurogenic bladder. The fact sheet provides information on what problems can occur with bladders, bladders that do not empty completely, bladders that leak urine, and the management of Urinary Tract Infections (UTIs).
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.
Fact sheets for parents and carers. Bullying is usually described by the types of behaviours involved, so we talk about verbal, social and physical bullying. Bullying is sometimes labelled by where it occurs or what type of harm is done. These words can be used alone or in combination. It can be confusing!
01 Mar 2023... Information about preventing sleep concerns, including looking after yourself, strategies to help your toddler sleep and settle, helping your toddler sleep with parental presence, helping your toddler sleep by camping out and with bedtime fading, controlled comforting and moving your toddler from cot to bed.
01 Feb 2017... Information published by the Queensland Government. Birdie and her friends have to get away from a bushfire. A story for young children about recovering from fires. Natural disasters like storms, cyclones, floods or fires can be very frightening and upsetting for babies and young children. Playing a therapeutic game or reading a story with a caring adult can help a young child work through the scary experiences and 'big feelings'. There's information for parents and carers too.
01 Mar 2022... This book is about your rights when you work with disability professionals. Rights means something everyone should be able to have or do. Disability professionals are experts who help your child manage life with a disability better. For example, doctors, therapists and support workers.
01 Mar 2021... Information about preschooler sleep patterns and behaviours (3 to 5 years), preschoolers and night-time fears, settling your preschooler at 3 to 5 years, creating a positive sleep environment for your preschooler, preschoolers and night-time bedwetting, maternal and child health nurse visits and where to get help.
01 Jan 2016... 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) are, describes the vaccines and also side effects. It also has a short pre-immunisation checklist.
01 Jun 2015... 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.
01 Jun 2014... 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.
01 Apr 2019... The online safety, Start the Chat Campaign is about helping everyone in a child's life to have a conversation about online safety. The youngest generation of children are the first to grow up in a fully connected digital world - for them, the online world is now just as much a part of their lives as the offline world. It is important to be proactive and talk about online safety early and often. This advertising material provides links to more information on cyberbullying on the eSafety website that can be used in your community.
01 Sep 2018... A translated document that outlines the lawful requirement that all parents must provide a current Immunisation History Statement from the Australian Immunisation Register to enrol their child in primary school. The document outlines what the statement is and used for as well as what to do if a child is immunised overseas.
Learning to speak is a crucial part of a child's development and the most intensive period of speech and language development happens in the first three years of life. Even though children vary in their development of speech and language, there are certain 'milestones' that can be identified as a rough guide to normal development. These milestones are outlined in this fact sheet.
01 Sep 2022... Babies and toddlers are directly affected by trauma. They are also affected if their mother, father or main caregiver is suffering the consequences of the trauma. If their home and routine become unsettled or disrupted as a result of the trauma, babies and toddlers are also vulnerable. You can help your baby or toddler recover by providing support to rebuild a safe, calm and nurturing home.
01 Jun 2022... If your child is younger than 7 with a disability, or you are concerned about their development, you may be able to get help through our early childhood approach. The early childhood approach can help you to get information and access to support services if you have concerns about your child’s development. It aims to help your child join in daily activities and participate in your community. Our specialist early childhood team will also let you know about other services in your community that may be able to support you.
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