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Topic "Children's Health" in Somali - total 76 documents

Title: A reminder for parents about immunisation
Summary: It's not only babies, toddlers and children who need to be immunised against common childhood illnesses - parents, grandparents and carers do too. You could unwittingly give a serious illness to your child if your immunisation status is not kept up-to-date.

Title: Action taken form- student head lice
Summary: This form is used to gain an understanding of the treatment used for headlice and when it commenced.

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: 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: 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: Belonging, being and becoming – the early years framework
Summary: Australia’s first national Early Years Learning Framework aims to extend and enrich children’s learning from birth to five years and through the transition to school. The Framework’s vision is that all children experience learning that is engaging and builds success for life. Your early childhood service can provide you with further information.

Title: Birdie and the Big Sickness
Summary: 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.

Title: Birdie and the cyclone
Summary: 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.

Title: Birdie and the drought
Summary: A terrible drought means Birdie has to leave her home and friends. A story for young children about getting through hard times and natural disasters.

Title: Birdie and the earthquake
Summary: Birdie and her friends take shelter from an earthquake. A story for young children about recovering from earthquakes and tsunamis.

Title: Birdie and the fire
Summary: 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 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.

Title: Birdie and the flood
Summary: It rains so much, Birdie and Mr Frog have to get away from the rising water. A story for young children about recovering from floods.

Title: Birdie and the very hot day
Summary: Birdie and the Very Hot Day: It’s so hot, Birdie and Mr Frog have to find ways to cool down and feel better. A story for young children about coping with heatwaves.

Title: Birdie and the Virus
Summary: 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.

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: 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 supports that are available to children, their parents and carers in Victoria.

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

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 conduct head lice inspections
Summary: This form asks parents to provide written consent for their children's school to conduct head lice inspections.

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: Conversations with babies
Summary: The research shows that experiences in infancy and early childhood are very important. It has also shown that babies have social needs for interaction and communication. The brochure explains why it is important to talk to babies. It also provides nutritional advice.

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: Culturally and linguistically diverse (CALD) families
Summary: Australia is populated by people of many different cultural groups whose differences contribute to a dynamic, vibrant society. In supporting CALD families, carers can help build a tolerant, harmonious society in which diversity is valued. The brochure also contains information on allergies and anaphylaxis

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: Dental fact sheet - Message for a healthy mouth
Summary: 5 ways to keep a child's teeth and mouth healthy: eat well, drink well, clean well, stay well, play well.

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) are, 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: 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: 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: 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: 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: Head lice alert notice
Summary: This alert notice explains that some children in a school have head lice and explains what parents need to do to prevent the spread of head lice.

Title: Healthy breakfasts
Summary: Why having a healthy breakfast is important for your children

Title: Heat Health - Advice for Children and Babies
Summary: Know the effects of extreme heat, who is at risk and how you can prepare yourself and others

Title: Helping children cope with stress during the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic
Summary: This fact sheet, adapted from the World Health Organisation’s information, provides tips for parents and carers to help support their children who may be feeling stressed due to the recent news of the Coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak.

Title: Illness in childcare - the common cold
Summary: How to prevent colds, how to identify colds and what to do if it is something more serious.

Title: Immunising your child (bilingual version)
Summary: Immunisation is a simple, safe and effective way to protect your child against harmful diseases that can cause serious problems.

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: Introduction to the Reportable Conduct Scheme
Summary: The Victorian Reportable Conduct Scheme requires some organisations to report allegations of child abuse and child-related misconduct made about their workers or volunteers to the Commission for Children and Young People.

Title: Jaundice in newborn babies
Summary: 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.

Title: Learning stories
Summary: Learning Stories provide a way of documenting or recording children’s learning. Instead of using a type of checklist of what a child can or cannot do, story telling (or narrative) is used to identify children’s unique interests and record challenges and achievements in a way that is positive and meaningful to children, families and carers

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: 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 consent card
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. The constent form 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: National assessment program- literacy and numeracy
Summary: This information sheet explains what is the national assesment program- lIteracy and nurmeracy (NAPLAN) test

Title: New Child Safe Standards information sheet
Summary: The Child Safe Standards (the Standards) commenced in Victoria in January 2016. After five years, we have seen how the Standards improve safety for children and young people. Changes are being made to make our Standards even stronger.

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: Oral health in children
Summary: Many people think that ‘baby’ teeth are less important than ‘adult’ teeth, but looking after your child’s first teeth is vital. In fact, good oral health begins even before these first teeth appear. A combination of good brushing, a healthy diet and regular visits to the dentist will help your children to grow strong and healthy teeth.

Title: Outdoor play
Summary: New pressures and changing social conditions increasingly limit children's experiences of the outdoors.

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: 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 measuring length and area
Summary: A numeracy resource for parents/carers which describes how children learn about measurement and offers practical and fun suggestions for developing this skill.

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: Passive smoking - how does it affect your child?
Summary: Passive smoking is the inhalation of environmental tobacco smoke – that is breathing in ‘other peoples’ cigarette smoke. Exposure to passive smoking places children’s health at risk. The brochure explains what you can do to try to keep your child safe from passive smoking.

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: 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: Preeclampsia explained
Summary: Preeclampsia is an illness that occurs during or immediately after pregnancy. It can affect both the mother and the baby.

Title: Reading with your child at home
Summary: Ideas for parents and carers to help their young children with reading.

Title: Recognising serious illness in young children
Summary: How to recognise serious illness like in your children. The brochure lists some of the signs and symptoms that suggest that a young child may be quite sick and need urgent medical attention

Title: Reducing infectious diseases
Summary: It is natural that as children begin to have more contact with the wider world they become more exposed to viruses and bacteria that can cause disease.

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: Taking children's rights seriously: an overview (bilingual fact sheet)
Summary: This fact sheet provides a short overview on the child safety standards and the laws that require organisations to report any allegations that one of their workers or volunteers has abused a child and do an investigation.

Title: Talking to your child during Coronavirus (COVID-19)
Summary: This guide will help you talk to your child about coronavirus (COVID-19). It includes tips on how to have a safe and reassuring conversation and links to resources to help you and your family.

Title: Using play to support children during the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic
Summary: While social distancing rules are in place, children are unable to play with their friends in the way that they are used to. This makes play time at home especially important. The following five tips can help you use play to support your child’s mental health during COVID-19.

Title: Vitamin D - essential for your growing child
Summary: information on Vitamin D. Vitamin D is essential for your child to develop and maintain strong and healthy teeth, muscles and bones.

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 - the drink for children
Summary: Water, and to a more limited extent, milk, are the only drinks children need to stay hydrated and healthy. Adequate hydration is particularly important in children, who can quickly fall ill when dehydrated. Why water is the best and how to encourage water drinking in children

Title: What's new? Overview of the new Child Safe Standards
Summary: The new Standards set out minimum requirements and outline the actions organisations must take to keep children and young people safe. They provide more clarity for organisations and are more consistent with Standards in the rest of 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.

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