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Title: Adolescence guide
Summary: This guide has been developed for parents and families to provide information about adolescence and Down syndrome. The document covers information about transition to high school, puberty, sexuality, post-school transitions and health and well-being.
Title: Advice for parents and carers for signs of problem gambling
Summary: This leaflet outlines some of the signs of problem gambling. It provides parents with strategies to help address the gambling problem with their children and information on where to get help.
Title: After you have separated: making arrangements about the children
Summary: This fact sheet has information on the law in Australia and making arrangements for the children after you have separated.
Title: All about Kindergarten
Summary: Children go to a kindergarten program in the year before starting school, usually when they are four years old. Some services also offer kindergarten programs for three-year-olds. This booklet provides comprehensive information about how and when your child can start kindergarten
Title: Anxiety in children
Summary: Anxiety is a word that health professionals use when a child is fearful or distressed and the distress keeps going on for a long time.
Title: Apnoea and bradycardia in premature babies
Summary: The information in this fact sheet aims to describe a common pattern of breathing seen in very premature infants.
Title: A guide for expectant parents
Summary: The purpose of this resource is to provide balanced information about Down Syndrome to expectant parents. This includes parents who have already had some prenatal testing which reveals their child has or may have Down syndrome, as well as those who want more information about Down syndrome for a range of reasons.
Title: A healthy start to school: a guide for parents of children in foundation year
Summary: This booklet provides parents and carers of foundation kids with some timely health information and gives an overview of the role of the school when it comes to your child's health. It also contains some useful contacts for areas of special interest to you and your family.
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 and toddler cues: in pictures
Summary: How do you know if your baby wants to play, wants a break or needs sleep? Use this illustrated guide to baby tired signs and other baby cues.
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: Behaviour code for school students
Summary: This factsheet provides information for parents/carers and students on the expected behaviour of students in schools.
Title: Being a dad - Multicultural parent easy guide
Summary: Dads in all communities and cultures are very important for families. There are many ways to be a dad. How dads do some things in Australia may be new to you.
Title: Being safe online
Summary: This booklet for children and adults helps the reader understand how to stay safe online, the concepts of privacy and online friends, and how to get help if something goes wrong.
Title: Better sleep for teenagers: in pictures
Summary: A guide in pictures to teenage sleeping, with tips for helping teens, teenagers and adolescent children get to sleep, relax before bedtime, and wake up effectively.
Title: Breastfeeding and returning to work
Summary: This translated brochure is one of fourteen full colour brochures covering the essential healthy eating and physical activity topics for early childhood.
Title: Breast feeding and postnatal care
Summary: A translated booklet with information about breastfeeding and postnatal care. The contents of the booklet includes the impact of feeding choice, signs of correct attachment, breastfeeding issues, taking care of you and taking care of your baby.
Title: Cerebral palsy: after the diagnosis: part 2 (Video)
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: Cerebral palsy overview and diagnosis (Video)
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: 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 in Australia - Multicultural parent easy guide
Summary: Children coming to Australia have a lot to get used to – a new home, school, language, culture and people. Parents can help children adapt to the changes and settle into their new life.
Title: Child disability and early intervention: expert tips (Video)
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: Cot to bed safety
Summary: How to recognise when a child is ready to move from a cot to a bed, and how to make your home safe before the move.
Title: COVID-19 Parenting arrangements
Summary: This fact sheet explains what happens to parenting arrangements and court orders during the COVID-19 pandemic and where you can find further information and seek free legal advice.
Title: Cutaneous leishmaniasis
Summary: Cutaneous (meaning 'skin') leishmaniasis is a chronic infection caused by a microscopic parasite, Leishmania. It causes ulcers or scabs which occur more frequently on exposed body parts such as the wrists, the ankles and lower legs, and the face
Title: Dads and child care services
Summary: Fathers are becoming more aware of the significant impact their actions have on the health and well being of their children and their family as a whole.
Title: Deaf parenting stories
Summary: A video series with more than 10 Deaf parents sharing their parenting experiences and tips for other Deaf and hard of hearing parents.
Title: Decisions about down time: a balancing act
Summary: Balancing inactive time with active time ensures that your child has the opportunity to develop in a range of ways
Title: Definitions of bullying, harassment, discrimination and violence
Summary: 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.
Title: Developing movement skills
Summary: Most children really enjoy active play. Parents can use this natural enthusiasm to help improve children’s skills and confidence in being active.
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: 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. 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: Down syndrome: overview and diagnosis
Summary: IIn 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.
Title: Duty of care
Summary: People who work in child care owe a duty of care to the children in their care
Title: Early years guide
Summary: The early years of life are extremely important for the development of every child. For children with Down syndrome, providing the right supports and interventions during the early years can help build a strong and healthy future and ensure that the child can reach their full potential. This resource provides information for families about early intervention, development, and supports in the early-years. It also provides information about the NDIS and accessing support through the Early Childhood Early Intervention approach.
Title: Encouraging good behaviour: 15 tips
Summary: This guide to encouraging positive behaviour in children has tips for getting children to behave well.
Title: Family planning....? - please consider having a carrier test for genetic blood disorders
Summary: Around 1 in 20 people worlwide is thought to have inherited an altered globin gene which they could pass on to their children. If you are a carrier of an altered globin gene it is important that your partner has a blood test to determine his or her carrier status.
Title: Family talk
Summary: Developed in partnership with families and young people, this booklet contains tips and information for parents with mental health problems, their children, other family members and support people. Topics include answering questions, discussing things as a family and planning for times when the parent may be unwell. Also included are 'press out' cards for children and young people to use to record their important phone numbers.
Title: Fathers - finding support
Summary: This two-page information sheet is one of a set of six sheets for fathers. It provides information about finding the right support when you experience a mental illness. It includes a comprehensive list of support options.
Title: Fathers - looking after your emotional wellbeing
Summary: This two-page information sheet is one of a set of six sheets for fathers. It provides information about the importance of emotional health.
Title: Fathers - looking after your physical wellbeing
Summary: This two-page information sheet is one of a set of six sheets for fathers. It provides information about the importance of being physically well in order to manage the demands of mental illness.
Title: Fathers - partners in parenting
Summary: This two-page information sheet is one of a set of six sheets for fathers. It provides information about the importance of working together with your child's parent when there's conflict.
Title: Fathers - understanding and managing mental illness
Summary: This two-page information sheet is one of a set of six sheets for fathers. It provides information about understanding and managing your own mental illness.
Summary: Fever is usually a sign of infection in the body. Infections such as colds and flu are very common, especially in pre-school children. Young preschool children can have up to five to ten infections each year.
Title: First foods: food from home
Summary: This brochure is one of fourteen full colour brochures covering the essential healthy eating and physical activity topics to support early childhoood settings, staff and families.
Title: First foods: food provided by the early childhood setting
Summary: Information about communicatioing with early childhood staff about introducing first foods.
Title: Food ideas for busy parents
Summary: This brochure is one of fourteen full colour brochures covering the essential healthy eating and physical activity topics to support early childhood settings, staff and families.
Title: Foster care: they need your love and the care of our community
Summary: This brochure published by Fostering NSW provides information on foster care for Maori and Pacific background communities.
Title: Free or low-cost kindergarten - kindergarten fee subsidy
Summary: Your child may be eligible for free or low-cost kindergarten as part of the Victorian Government’s commitment to provide all children with access to a high-quality kindergarten program in the year before starting school.The kindergarten fee subsidy provides eligible four-year old children with access to a kindergarten program for up to 15 hours per week
Title: From primary to high school: the next big step
Summary: This information sheet contains advice on how parents can help their child with the transition from primary to high school.
Title: Getting ready for school - understanding health and health services: an Afghan community video
Summary: 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
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 and explains why breakfast is important for kids.
Title: Helping your child to learn two languages (video)
Summary: The video is about how families can best support language and communication development for bilingual children prior to school.
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: How to hold and handle your newborn: in pictures
Summary: This parenting guide in pictures shows you how to hold a baby or newborn. It includes tips for picking up, handling and cradling your baby.
Title: How to keep your teeth healthy
Summary: Information about how to keep children's teeth healthy, how to brush and when to take your child to a dental clinic for their first checkup.
Title: How to stop choking: first aid in pictures
Summary: This illustrated guide shows what to do if a baby or child is choking, with information on clearing an airway blockage.
Title: Hygiene and daily care for babies (0-18 months)
Summary: This parenting guide in pictures demonstrates daily hygiene and care for newborns and babies. It includes cleaning baby's face and head, nails, umbilical cord and genital care.
Title: Indoor safety: in pictures
Summary: This illustrated guide to indoor home safety for kids has information on smoke detectors, safety glass, poisons, safety gates, sharp items and blind cords.
Title: Infant formula
Summary: This brochure is one of fourteen full colour brochures covering the essential healthy eating and physical activity topics to support early childhood settings, staff and families.
Title: Introducing children to Aboriginal culture
Summary: The following are some starting suggestions for activities and resources that provide positive, sensitive and interesting experiences that raise young children’s awareness of Aboriginal heritage and culture.
Title: Keeping children on the move
Summary: This brochure is one of fourteen full colour brochures covering the essential healthy eating and physical activity topics for early childhood support settings, staff and families.
Title: Keeping children safe - Multicultural Parent Easy Guide
Summary: Parents from all cultures and communities want their children to be safe from harm. While Australia is generally a safe place, children can be harmed at home or in the community.
Title: Kids can drown without a sound
Summary: 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.
Title: Kids talk: 75 ways to encourage children
Summary: This is a poster with 75 suggestions to encourage children (positive reinforcement).
Title: Learning from home advice in your language
Summary: Information on how to best setting up a learning environment for your child at home, lists the student responsibilities, provides advice on managing screentime and online safety, how you can check on your child's mental health and wellbeing and what to do if your child requires additional needs.
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: Literacy as part of everyday life
Summary: Literacy is part of the everyday life of families. Written and spoken words are used to communicate our ideas and feelings and shared meanings.
Title: Making up baby's cot poster
Summary: Poster with information on how to sleep baby in a safe cot in parents’ room for the first 6- 12 months of life.
Summary: The brain and spinal cord are surrounded by a lining called the meninges. Infection or inflammation of the meninges is called meningitis. There is normally a fluid between the meninges and the brain or spinal cord called cerebrospinal fluid (CSF). In meningitis, the CSF becomes infected.
Title: Music experiences for young children
Summary: Most young children enjoy music and they respond positively and naturally to it. They like to dance and bob around to CDs and tapes; make sounds with instruments and toys; laugh and giggle at finger plays and knee bounces, and join in with songs they know well.
Title: New parents: Frequently asked questions
Summary: This fact sheet provides advice for parents with a baby with Down Syndrom. It includes a checklist of things you need to do if your baby is born with Down Syndrome, from enjoying your baby to contacting Centrelink.
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: Online safety, Start the Chat
Summary: 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.
Title: Our playtime (video)
Summary: "Our Playtime" is an educational video created by Sutherland Child and Family Interagency, focusing on the parent-child relationship
Title: Outdoor play
Summary: New pressures and changing social conditions increasingly limit children's experiences of the outdoors.
Title: Parent-professional partnerships
Summary: Partnerships between parents and child care professionals ensure better results for everyone. However, it isn’t always easy to make partnerships happen. This brochure discusses why.
Title: Parenting: being a dad
Summary: This two-page information sheet is one of a set of six sheets for fathers. It provides information about being a dad when there's mental illness in the family.
Title: Parenting in Australia - Multicultural Parent Easy Guide
Summary: Parents from all cultures and communities share a love of their children and want the best for them. There are many ways to raise children. Some of the ways children are raised in Australia may be new to you. Everyone in the family is getting used to life in a new culture. Working things out together can help keep families strong.
Title: Parenting payment (bilingual version)
Summary: Parenting Payment is income support for parents or guardians to help with the cost of raising children.
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: Parents count too: helping your child with arithmetic: addition, subtraction, multiplication and division
Summary: This factsheets has information to help parents teach their children to count.
Title: Parents count too: helping your child with counting
Summary: A numeracy resource for parents and carers providing ideas on how to help children develop skills in counting.
Title: Parents count too - helping your child with measuring length and area
Summary: A numeracy resource for parents/carers which describes how children learn about measurement and offers practical and fun suggstions for developing this skill.
Title: Parents count too - helping your child with measuring temperature and time
Summary: A numeracy resource for parents and carers which outlines how children learn about temperature and time. It provides practical ideas for developing these concepts at home.
Title: Parents count too - helping your child with measuring volume and mass
Summary: A numeracy resource for parents and carers which describes how children learn about volume and mass and provides advice on games and activities that will develop skills.
Title: Parents count too - helping your child with mental calculations
Summary: A numeracy resource for parents/carers which describes how to foster the development of using mental strategies to solve problems in common daily activities.
Title: Parents count too - helping your child with patterns and algebra
Summary: A numeracy resource for parents and carers which outlines activities to help children to recognise, make, describe and continue repeating patterns.
Title: Parents count too - helping your child with representing and interpreting graphs and tables
Summary: A numeracy resource for parents and carers which describes activities to promote children's understanding of graphs and tables.
Title: Parents count too - helping your child with shapes and objects
Summary: This fact sheet explains what spatial mathematics is and how you can help your child to identify the different shapes such as triangles and circles.
Title: Parents with hearing impairment share their stories
Summary: In this short video, parents with hearing impairment share their experiences. They talk about some of the things they miss out on, such as socialising with other parents, or chatting with their child’s teacher. But they also say that being a parent has taught them to be patient, and that their confidence has grown over time. As one mum says, if you need help, ‘Just ask. People are happy to help. Don’t feel you can’t because you’re deaf. Be confident, get involved.’
Title: Passport to the Victorian Government's Baby Bundle
Summary: This guide is designed to help you navigate your baby’s world, understand your baby’s cues and build strong bonds and attachment in the early months. It includes important information about your baby's development in these first few weeks and months, child safety, enjoying books with your baby and emergency contacts. In addition to this guide, please refer to your My Health Learning and Development green book, which is given to you in hospital when your baby is born.
Title: Peanut allergy - NSW Multicultural Health Communication Service
Summary: Information for parents about peanut allergy in children.
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: Piecing the puzzle together: raising young people when mental illness is part of your life
Summary: This booklet is for people living with a mental health problem or mental illness, whose children are aged between 2 and 7 years. It’s also for partners, family and friends. It contains helpful ideas about being the best parent you can when you’re not as well as you’d like to be and ways to support your child’s development during their special early years. Produced in consultation with consumers, carers, workers, academics and policy makers. A detachable Care Plan Folder is also available.
Title: Plaster cast or backslab care instructions for patients and their carers
Summary: This fact sheet explains how to care for your child in a cast at home. Please read the following instructions carefully. If you have any questions or problems, please see your GP or go to the Emergency Department of your nearest hospital.
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: 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: Poisonous plants or harmful plants
Summary: Lots of plants are poisonous or capable of causing highly allergic reactions. Some will also pierce you with their sharp spines. Few actually do lasting harm but some should be treated with care and respect..
Title: Post mortem examination - an explanation for families
Summary: This information is for families whose baby has died at the Royal Women's Hospital. While some of the information will be relevant to families elsewhere, not all hospitals follow the same procedures.
Title: Promoting social attention, interaction and communication skills
Summary: This booklet is designed for interacting with children aged 11 months and 30 months. Young children are constantly learning. They learn from interactions with other people. If a child has difficulties with their social attention, interaction and communication skills, their ability to learn from others is affected.
Title: Reading with young children
Summary: Reading with young children (0-5 years) needs to be promoted to families and all members of the community as a fun and integral part of a child's daily routine.
Title: Reading with your child at home
Summary: Ideas for parents and carers to help their young children with reading
Title: Reducing SUDI and SIDS risk: in pictures
Summary: Reduce SUDI and SIDS risk by sleeping babies on their backs, creating a safe sleeping environment and breastfeeding if you can.
Summary: As parents, you naturally want to protect your children from hard times, but all children will face challenges and setbacks. All kinds of experiences – a family break-up, an illness, moving to a new city, starting at a new early childhood education and care setting, or a traumatic event – can put your child’s resilience to the test.
Title: Responsive care giving for infants
Summary: Carers play an important role in the development of children. Carers who contribute most positively to a child’s development are loving facilitators of emotional, cognitive, language, physical, and social competence. With infants, good teaching and good caring occur with emotional support and facilitation of learning and development happening simultaneously. This is characterized as ‘responsive care’, carefully orchestrated to meet each individual child’s needs and relate to that child’s unique thoughts and feelings.
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 wrapping
Summary: Wrapping is a useful method to help babies settle and sleep on their back.
Title: Self-esteem in young children under five
Summary: A parents' guide to developing self-esteem in young children.
Title: Signs of bullying
Summary: Fact sheets for parents and carers. Each individual student who has been bullied or is bullying others will respond and act differently. A student's behaviours and moods can also change for a variety of reasons. The fact sheet contains information on signs that may indicate a student is experiencing bullying:
Title: Single mothers: a resource for parenting solo
Summary: Single mothers may face some tough times and parenting situations that many others don't have to deal with.This book aims to provide practical tips on adjusting to change, looking after yourself, helping your children to cope and building positive family relationships.
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: Some facts about bullying and violence
Summary: Fact sheets for parents and carers with information about bullying and violence
Title: Speak to your child in the language you know best
Summary: It's very important that you speak, read and write with your child in your home language. The language you know best. It can take your child some time to learn English after their first language. Your child will not be disadvantaged if they don't speak English at home.
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: Starting Solids
Summary: A guide to introducing solid foods to babies 0 to 12 months.
Title: Statewide Eyesight Preschooler Screening (StEPS) brochure
Summary: The StEPS brochure explains why children should have their vision screened before they start school and how children can access the StEPS program and have their vision screened for free before they start school.
Title: Strong families - Multicultural parent easy guide
Summary: Families are the most important thing in children’s lives. Keeping your family strong can help everyone adapt to a new life in Australia.
Title: Supporting parents and families: the mental health and well-being of children and young people
Summary: This brochure will help you to become aware of the warning signs of mental health problems, the importance of seeking early help and the ways you can help support your child or young person.
Title: Support services - Multicultural parent easy guide
Summary: Parents in Australia often go to services for help with family matters. Services welcome families from all cultures and communities. They can help just as family or community might have helped you in the past.
Title: Talking with childcare professionals about your child
Summary: Strong positive relationships between parents and professionals are crucial in providing high quality care to children, and they can also make a positive difference to your family’s daily life.
Title: Teenagers in Australia - Multicultural parent easy guide
Summary: The teenage years can bring joys and challenges for families from all cultures and communities. Sons and daughters are growing, changing and learning skills for adult life. There can be extra challenges for teenagers in a new culture.
Title: Temper tantrums: why they happen and how to respond
Summary: Tantrums are extremely common in toddlers and preschoolers. They're how young children deal with difficult feelings. It helps to tune in to your child's emotion, and to avoid situations that trigger your child's tantrums.
Title: The Autism Spectrum information booklet
Summary: A booklet providing an overview of autism along with some practical information on where to get help. Ideal for parents/carers who have had a child recently diagnosed, for adults with a new diagnosis, for agencies, professionals and students coming across autism for the first time.
Title: The best for me and my baby
Summary: This booklet was developed with and for women with a mental health problem or mental illness - and their partners - who are thinking about having a baby, are new parents or are about to have a baby. It encourages health professionals and parents to work together to manage mental health during pregnancy and early parenthood and provides tips for parents and for supporting family and friends.
Title: The first step: getting help to reach agreement with the other parent
Summary: This fact sheet is for parents who are no longer in a relationship together, or are thinking about separating. It has informaion for parents making decisions about the children's future. There are services that can help separated parents try to agree about the children. This is called family dispute resolution.
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 role of parents in children's active play
Summary: This brochure is one of fourteen full colour brochures covering the essential healthy eating and physical activity topics to support settings, staff and families.
Title: The social baby
Summary: Babies communicate from birth, and they behave in their own individual ways even though they have much in common. It is important to learn to read their cues.
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: Toilet training: in pictures
Summary: Is your child ready for toilet training? Our illustrated guide explains the signs and takes you through basic toilet training steps.
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: Transition to school
Summary: Preparing your child to begin school is an exciting time for you and your child.
Title: Tummy time
Summary: Tummy Time is important to help prevent flat spots on a baby's head.
Title: Tummy time: in pictures
Summary: This parenting guide in pictures shows why tummy time is important, how to do tummy time with a young baby and how to make sure baby enjoys tummy time.
Title: Types of bullying
Summary: 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 also labelled by where it occurs or by what type of harm is done. These words can be used alone or in combination. It can be confusing!
Title: Why does my baby need a hearing check?
Summary: Information for parents on hearing checks for babies, and why they're important for detecting problems early.
Title: Why has my baby been referred directly for a diagnostic audiology assessment?
Summary: Information from the NSW Statewide Infant Screening-Hearing (SWISH) Program for parents whose baby was found to be not eligible for screening, and referred directly for a diagnostic assessment.
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: Your baby and the first few weeks (video)
Summary: Information to help you in the early weeks with your baby, including health checks, support services and goverment paperwork.
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