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Title: 20 seconds pool drowning
Summary: This video shows you how quickly a toddler can drown in a swimming pool.

Title: 20 Seconds bath drowning
Summary: This video shows you how quickly you can drown in a bath.

Title: 4 steps of asthma first aid (Poster)
Summary: A poster - 4 steps of asthma first aid

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: A sport for all: an introduction to cricket in 25 languages
Summary: This brochure is an introduction to the game and includes useful contact details for anyone who would like to play Cricket in Australia.

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

Title: ADEC Transcultural Mental Health program - brochure
Summary: This translated ADEC brochure describes the Transcultural Mental Health Access program that helps develop communities’ awareness and enhances access to services. It describes the program as well as objectives and strategies, how to access the program and what are the benefits.

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 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 & depression in pregnancy & early parenthood
Summary: This factsheet is to help understand more about antenatal or postnatal anxiety and depression concerns and where to go for further information and help

Title: Applying for a private rental property
Summary: When looking for a rental property, there are a number of things you should consider before and during the search for your next home.

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

Title: Ask your doctor for a hepatitis B test
Summary: Untreated hepatitis B may cause liver damage and/or liver cancer in up to 1 in 4 people. A free vaccination for hepatitis B is available. Ask your doctor about testing and treatment.

Title: Assignment and sub-letting
Summary: Assignment is the legal term for when a tenant transfers their whole interest in a rental property to another person. For example, if a tenant signed a 12-month tenancy agreement (lease) but decided to leave after 6 months, they could get another person to move in and take over their lease. The new tenant would take the place of the original tenant, paying rent directly to the landlord, and having all the rights and responsibilities of the original tenant.

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 charter of healthcare rights in Victoria
Summary: The Charter allows patients, consumers, families, carers and services providing health care to share an understanding of the rights of people receiving health care.

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: Avoid a debt (Bilingual version)
Summary: If you receive a Centrelink payment you need to tell us about your income and any changes in your circumstances. This is so we can make sure you get the correct payment amount and do not get overpaid. This resource lists all the changes in circumstances you need to report to Centrelink.

Title: Avoiding eviction for rent arrears
Summary: Under most tenancy agreements, rent is paid in advance. The most common arrangement is for the rent to be paid in advance on the same day of each month to cover the month ahead. If you do not pay rent on the day that it is due, for each day that you occupy the property without having paid rent you will be one day overdue or in ‘rent arrears’.

Title: Avoiding public housing maintenance charges
Summary: You don’t have to pay maintenance charges unless there is an order made at the Victorian Civil & Administrative Tribunal (VCAT) requiring that you pay.

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: BCG (Bacillus Calmette-Guerin) vaccination - information for patients
Summary: Information about the BCG (Bacillus Calmette-Guerin) vaccination to help prevent tuberculosis (TB), including who should have the vaccination and who should not, its advantages and disadvantages, and the side effects.

Title: Be healthier (Somali version)
Summary: These simple translated information sheets help readers to make healthier diet and lifestyle decisions by visually informing them of healthy options and choices that they can make regarding food, drink, physical activity and feelings. Each resource has been created using culturally relevant tips and examples.

Title: Beat the heat, health tips for a safe season (English)
Summary: Advice on some things you can do to minimise your risk of heat related illness.

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: Being tested for tuberculosis
Summary: Sometimes people can become infected with tuberculosis (TB) germs without getting the actual disease. The Mantoux test, also called the tuberculin skin test, can show if the person has ever been infected by TB germs. TB infection does not mean the person has the disease, but if someone has been infected there is a chance they might get sick with TB in the future.

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: Benzodiazepines (tranquillisers and sleeping pills)
Summary: Many people have problems with anxiety, stress and sleeping well.

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: Bond payments and refunds
Summary: A bond is a sum of money that is usually paid to the landlord or their real estate agent at the start of your tenancy. It is held by the Residential Tenancies Bond Authority, which means that it’s your money and doesn’t belong to the landlord or agent. At the end of your tenancy the landlord may try and claim some or all of your bond as compensation for any damage to the property, for cleaning or for unpaid rent.

Title: Breaking a lease
Summary: If you have a fixed-term tenancy agreement (often called a lease), and you want to moveout before the end of the fixed term, you may be able to break your lease in one of the following ways. You need to take care because some methods of breaking a lease may involve costs.

Title: Breastfeeding your baby
Summary: This translated 16 page booklet is for mothers who are starting to breastfeed. In it you will find information on how to get started and how to avoid common problems.

Title: Breathing training to prevent or control panic attacks
Summary: The more you practice the slow breathing technique, the better you will become at using it to stop panic attacks.

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: Building resilience: mental health month fact sheet 2010
Summary: Building our resilience can certainly buffer us from developing mental illnesses such as depression, anxiety disorder or post-traumatic stress disorder.

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: Can I or can't I?
Summary: Information on what activities can be undertaken during fire danger period or on Total Fire Ban days eg. having a barbeque.

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 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: CALD crisis housing service
Summary: A translated resource outlining the range of support services hosted by Women’s Health West to culturally and linguistically diverse (CALD) women and children affected by family violence, with an emphasis on our CALD Crisis Housing Service.

Title: Cervical screening is important for all women
Summary: Brochure covering cervical screening and self-collection for women who have experienced female genital cutting.

Title: Chemical emergencies - how to stay safe
Summary: A chemical emergency can happen anywhere, anytime, as the result of a fire, explosion or a chemical spill at a fixed site, or from a road or train accident. The best way to protect yourself in a chemical emergency is to shelter inside, shut all windows and doors and turn off any ventilation systems, and listen to emergency service broadcasts.

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 care services are community centres
Summary: When your child attends a child care service you are provided with a unique opportunity to be supported in your parenting role as well as have your child in care.

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: Clean well
Summary: information on adult’s and children’s teeth brushing

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: Compensation for tenants
Summary: If your landlord failed to carry out any of their duties under your tenancy agreement (lease) or the Residential Tenancies Act 1997, you can apply to the Victorian Civil and Administrative Tribunal for compensation.

Title: Complaints about landlords and real estate agents
Summary: If you think that your landlord or real estate agent has acted illegally or unprofessionally, you should consider making an official complaint.

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

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: 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 advises.

Title: Coping personally after the tsunamis
Summary: Most people experience acute stress during events like tsunamis, and most manage with courage and strength. However, sometimes it is only later when the distressing images are recalled that some of the stressful effects start to show. While most people will manage with the support of family and friends, there are times when extra help and support may be needed.

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: 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: 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: Cyber Parent Guideline
Summary: This guide helps new users to download and navigate the Cyper Parent Web App. It also provides trainers and facilitators with a plan, tools and some tips on running a training session about the interactive learning tool CyberParent.

Title: Cyber Parent Web App
Summary: This web app encourages safe and healthy internet use. It equips parents with the knowledge and confidence to identify early warning signs and seek appropriate support from Australian service providers.

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: Day surgery at the Women's
Summary: In this translated fact sheet we aim to answer your general questions about day surgery at the women's.

Title: Defending a compensation claim
Summary: If your landlord believes they have suffered loss as a result of you breaching your tenancy agreement (lease) or the Residential Tenancies Act 1997, they may apply to the Victorian Civil and Administrative Tribunal to make a compensation claim against you.

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: Diagnosing cancer
Summary: This information sheet explains various tests for cancer.

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: 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: Drink well
Summary: Tips on what to drink in order to prevent teeth decays

Title: Drugs - get the facts
Summary: This document provides information and strategies on drugs to parents of teenagers so that they will be better equipped to respond to drug issues. The Government wants to help all parents, including migrant parents, prevent drug problems.

Title: Duty of care
Summary: People who work in child care owe a duty of care to the children in their care

Title: Early fire safe fact sheet 1: how parents and caregivers can prevent burns and scalds
Summary: How parents and caregivers can prevent burns and scalds

Title: Early fire safe fact sheet 2: tips around the home
Summary: Fire safe behaviour is reliant on the awareness of risk and knowing what to do to reduce the risk. Adequate supervision and positive role modelling for young children is very important. Parents and carers can help reduce this risk by controlling or removing possible fire hazards around the home.

Title: Early fire safe fact sheet 3: understanding burn and scald injuries
Summary: Understanding burns and scalds injuries.

Title: Early fire safe fact sheet 4: be prepared for a fire
Summary: Advises on how to be prepared for a fire

Title: Eat well
Summary: Tips on what to eat in order to prevent teeth decays

Title: Eating well during (cancer) treatment
Summary: People with cancer often have difficulty with eating. This factsheet offers suggestions for how to maintain a health diet.

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: 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: Ending a tenancy
Summary: This fact sheet covers what to do when you are moving out of a rented property. See the 'Breaking a lease' and 'When you want to leave' fact sheets for more information about how and when you can give notice to end your tenancy.

Title: Epidural information
Summary: This translated information is for women having an epidural during labour at the Women's. It explains what an epidural is, why you are having one and how it is administered.

Title: Eviction
Summary: In order to evict you, the landlord must: 1. Give you a valid Notice to Vacate (see the Notices to Vacate fact sheet for more information); and 2.Apply to the Victorian Civil and Administrative Tribunal for a Possession Order; and 3. Purchase a Warrant of Possession from the Tribunal; and 4. Give the Warrant of Possession to the police, which the police will use to evict you

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: 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 law and family violence in Australia
Summary: This booklet explains What is family law in Australia? What is family violence? What is a family violence intervention order?What happens to children after a divorce or separation? and where to get help.

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 violence - information for women
Summary: The translated information in this fact sheet is for immigrant and refugee women. It aims to raise awareness about family violence and your health. It also talks about seeking help, where to go, who to contact and what happens when you talk to a health professional about your situation.

Title: Family violence - technical terms (bilingual tool)
Summary: The 'Family Violence: Technical Terms Bilingual Tool is in a Language other than English (LOTE) and English side-by-side It is designed to help communication when working with interpreters to talk about family violence. The Family Violence: Technical Terms Bilingual Tool, lists and explains: - Courts and services: their names, hours and web addresses - Technical terms: and what they mean - Police roles: what they do. - Each service, term and definition is listed in a Languages other than English (LOTE) and English side by side, so they can be pointed to or circled when explaining the family violence service system.

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: Family violence: what police do
Summary: The Information Sheet 'Family Violence: What Police do' has been designed to explain Victoria Police's response to family violence. They have been written for: - People who have been affected, or harmed, by family violence - People who have committed family violence - People and or services supporting them.

Title: Fees and costs for a VCAT hearing
Summary: Expenses related to VCAT hearings are divided into “fees” and “costs”. Fees are amounts you pay to VCAT. An example is the application fee for a hearing. Other fees include the fee for a warrant of possession or the fee to issue a summons. Costs are any other amounts you have to pay to go to the hearing and present your case. Examples include travel expenses and costs of preparing evidence.

Title: Female circumcision
Summary: This booklet explains what Female Circumcision is, what health issues it can cause, in which countries it is practised, the types of Female Circumcision and lists the support services for women, girls and families across Australia.

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 abuse - elder abuse prevention
Summary: This translated factsheet provides information on financial abuse, such as when someone you trust illegally or improperly uses your money, assets or property, is one of the most common forms of abuse of older people. It oulines what edler abuse is, what you can do about it and also outlines some services available to older people in need of support.

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: Fire orders: what to do in case of fire
Summary: This fact sheet lists the 6 steps you need to do in case of a fire

Title: Fire safety for older people and people with disability
Summary: A translated brochure that has been designed to assist older people or people with disability to reduce their risk of fire and harm from fires. It encourages consideration of early warning, how to respond to a fire and other advice to help reduce risk.

Title: Fire safety video (Department of Health and Human Services, Victoria)
Summary: This video will show you what to do in the event of a fire in your high-rise apartment. Remember to call Triple 000 and ask for fire if you smell smoke. Smoke alarms will alert you to a fire but they don't alert the fire brigade. If there is a fire, always call Triple 000 and ask for fire.

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: FloodSafe (audio file)
Summary: Information on how you can prepare your family and your home for floods.

Title: FloodSafe fact sheet
Summary: Information on how you can prepare your family and your home for floods.

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: Forced marriage - safety plan
Summary: This safety plan is a guide to help you protect yourself and get help safely. You can use this plan if you are scared about being made to get married, scared about refusing a marriage or scared to leave a marriage that you never agreed to.

Title: Forced marriage - small fold away booklet
Summary: The English version of this resource links to the 'Information about forced marriage for agencies, community organisations and service providers'. This document has been produced by the National Roundtable on Human Trafficking and Slavery Communication and Awareness Working to provide agreed, best-practice information about forced marriage.This information is designed to be culturally, gender and age appropriate and is part of the Forced Marriage Community Pack .The in language versions are a brief handout for people who are affected by forced marriage.

Title: Forced marriage frequently asked questions sheet
Summary: The English version of this resource links to the 'Information about forced marriage for agencies, community organisations and service providers'. This document has been produced by the National Roundtable on Human Trafficking and Slavery Communication and Awareness Working to provide agreed, best-practice information about forced marriage.This information is designed to be culturally, gender and age appropriate and is part of the Forced Marriage Community Pack .The in language versions are a brief handout for people who are affected by forced marriage.

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: 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: Giving your landlord a breach of duty notice
Summary: If your landlord fails to carry out their duties under the Residential Tenancies Act 1997, you can give them a breach of duty notice. This notice tells the landlord that they are required to fix the problem or pay you compensation for any loss you have suffered because of their breach of duty (or both).

Title: Going home after having an Epidural/Spinal
Summary: This fact sheet provides important information for women who have had an epidural or spinal anaesthesia at the women's.

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

Title: Good friends help us bounce back. Mental health month fact sheet 2010
Summary: The theme of Mental Health Month in 2010 is all about the benefits of friendship. Social support in general is important for bouncing back from challenges and research has shown that having friends is associated with life satisfaction and overall wellbeing.

Title: Goods left behind
Summary: If you move out of, or are evicted from, your rental property and you leave behind some of your goods (eg clothes, furniture) or personal documents (eg photos, letters), the landlord must deal with them by following the procedures set out in the Residential Tenancies Act 1997

Title: Guide to day surgery at the Royal Dental Hospital of Melbourne
Summary: The Day Surgery Unit is located on Level 4 at The Royal Dental Hospital of Melbourne (RDHM). Patients arrive and leave on the same day and do not stay overnight. Please allow at least half a day for your surgery (link to web page).

Title: Having your baby at the Women's - things to bring into hospital
Summary: This translated list is for women who are coming to the Royal Women's Hospital to have their baby, outlining what to bring with them.

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: 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 breakfasts
Summary: why having a healthy breakfast is important for your children

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 lunches (African version)
Summary: A resource on preparing health lunches for your children

Title: Healthy teeth in child care
Summary: Guidelines for oral hygiene and prevention of caries in toddlers and young children

Title: Hepatitis B and liver cancer
Summary: This fact sheet provides information about the hepatitis B virus and its link with liver cancer.

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

Title: HIV an introduction
Summary: 1.1 Did you know? 1.2 How can I avoid becoming infected with HIV? 1.3 What's the difference between HIV and AIDS? 1.4 How can I find out if I have HIV? 1.5 How is HIV transmitted? 1.6 How do I know if someone has HIV/AIDS? 1.7 Traveling overseas 1.8 Using interpreters

Title: Home fire safety
Summary: Most fatal fires occur in the home, but the real tragedy is that many of these could be avoided. This brochures provides a checklist on preventative measures you can undertake to minimise the chance of a fire in your house.

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 to brush your teeth
Summary: Tips on how to properly brush your teeth

Title: How to call triple zero 000
Summary: The Triple Zero (000) service is the quickest way to get the right emergency service to help you. In life threatening or emergency situations, use this number to contact Police, Fire and/or Ambulance.

Title: Hygiene and infection control
Summary: Information on immunisation, exclusion of sick children and hand washing.

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

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: Improving your recovery after birth - physiotherapy advice
Summary: Some simple translated steps for after you have given birth we recommend which will improve your postnatal recovery, including immediately after birth and longer term exercises and tips.

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 for victims of crime
Summary: Whether you are a victim or a person assisting a victim, this booklet answers some of the most common questions I hear from victims, their families and friends. It would be impractical to answer all your questions in one booklet, so I urge you to ask the police, the prosecutor or other public official who can follow-up on questions of particular interest to you. Information applicable to South Australia only.

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: Instructions for collecting sputum for tuberculosis (TB)
Summary: Instructions to patients for providing sputum (phlegm) specimens to check for tuberculosis (TB)

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

Title: Is someone you know being abused in a relationship?
Summary: This guide will help in supporting female and male victims of abuse.

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 yet present after 2 weeks, contact your doctor or local hospital.

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 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: Learning to relax when you have cancer
Summary: This factsheet offers information and practical suggestions about dealing with tension and anxiety when you have cancer.

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: 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
Summary: The Making a Complaint fact sheet provides an introduction for people considering making a complaint, or responding to a complaint, before the Australian Human Rights Commission, (previously known as the Human Rights and Equal Opportunity Commission).

Title: Making a complaint - Health Complaints Commissioner
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 - Victoria Police
Summary: This information sheet explaints how to make a complaint about police

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

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: My health records - my rights
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: My time, our place
Summary: The My Time, Our Place – Framework for School Age Care in Australia is about making care services for school aged children better. The framework helps care services to develop opportunities for school aged children to participate in leisure and play-based activities that respond to their needs, interests and choices. My Time, Our Place is part of the Australian Government's National Quality Framework which is about ensuring children receive a high standard of education and care. It is one part of the picture that will help Australia realise the Council of Australian Governments (COAG) vision that will see 'all children have the best start in life to create a better future for themselves and for the nation'.

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

Title: Nausea and vomiting in pregnancy
Summary: A translated fact sheet about 'Morning sickness' that can occur at any time of the day. The cause is unknown although it has been linked to changes in the levels of various hormones during pregnancy. This fact sheet describes what it is, what can be done to help it, some suggestions to reduce the severity of your symptoms, and foods to try. It also includes information about hyperemesis.

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: Notice to vacate
Summary: If the landlord wants you to move out of the property, they must give you a valid notice to vacate. There are various reasons why your landlord can give you a notice to vacate, and the length of the notice period depends on why the landlord is giving you notice and whether or not you have a fixed-term tenancy agreement.

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: Oral health
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: Our voices - stories of carers from refugee and migrant backgrounds
Summary: Our Voices, Stories of carers from migrant and refugee backgrounds, is a beautifully crafted series of five short films offering rare and profound insight into the lives of carers from migrant and refugee backgrounds, caring for family with mental illness.The films explore the lives of five carers from Afghani, Egyptian, Somali, Turkish and Vietnamese communities. The carers speak independently, yet collectively, of common difficulties encountered in advocating for culturally sensitive and culturally-responsive mental health care and the benefits of seeking support.

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

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: Parent's guide to online safety
Summary: Practical, issue-focussed information and advice for parents of children of all ages.

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

Title: Parents' free whooping cough (pertussis) vaccine
Summary: A translated document that describes how from 1 June 2015, pregnant women and parents (including adoptive parents and foster parents) of newborn babies born on or after 1 June 2015 (before the baby is six months old) are eligible for a free whooping cough vaccine. It includes information detailing the vaccine, and having vaccines during pregnancy.

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 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 factsheet explains what spatial mathematics is and how you can help your child to identify the different shapes such as triangles and circles.

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: 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: 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: Pets and your tenancy
Summary: The Residential Tenancies Act 1997, which sets out the legal rights and responsibilities of landlords and tenants, doesn’t say anything about keeping pets on a rental property. However, many leases have a ‘no pets’ clause that prohibits tenants from keeping pets. If you have a pet or intend to get one, you should make sure your landlord agrees to this before you rent the property.

Title: Physical activity in early education and care
Summary: Fact sheet explaining the importance of being physically active from a young age and the role it plays in childhood development.

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

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: Preventing pressure ulcers - information booklet for patients
Summary: A translated booklet that contains detailed information for people assessed as being at a higher risk of developing pressure ulcers. It covers information from what a pressure ulcer is and its stages to emphasising movement, looking after skin and eating a balanced diet.

Title: Privacy as a tenant
Summary: The Residential Tenancies Act 1997 states that you have a right to ‘quiet enjoyment’ of your rental property. Landlords and real estate agents do have some rights of entry, but they must meet with certain requirements. If they don’t meet with these requirements, you don’t have to let them into your home.

Title: Prolapse
Summary: The document explains what is a vaginal (or pelvic organ) prolapse is.

Title: Prostate cancer: testing and treatment - what you need to know
Summary: This fact sheet answers some common questions about testing and treatment for prostate cancer.

Title: Protecting your privacy
Summary: Dental Health Services Victoria (DHSV) is the state’s leading public oral health agency. DHSV is accountable through its Board of Directors to the Victorian Minister for Health. This brochure has been produced to help you understand your rights and why information is collected about you and/or your child.

Title: Public dental services
Summary: information on dental care, dental care for kids and teens, specialist dental services

Title: Public housing rents
Summary: If you live in public housing, your rent won’t be more than a quarter of your household income.

Title: Public housing repairs
Summary: From time to time repairs will need to be made to your rented property. The tenancy law requires that all landlords in Victoria, including the Director of Housing, maintain their rented premises in good repair.

Title: Questions and answers about Glaucoma
Summary: This brochure provides an overview of what glaucoma is, what are its main symptoms and provides answers to questions about this condition.

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

Title: Rent increases
Summary: If the landlord wants to increase the rent during your tenancy agreement (sometimes called a ‘lease’), they must give you a proper notice and there are some limits as to when and how much the rent can be increased.

Title: Repairs for rented homes
Summary: Landlords have a duty under the Residential Tenancies Act 1997 to make sure that the properties they rent out are kept in good repair. This also applies to common areas owned or managed by the landlord.

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: Reporting sexual assault to police
Summary: Reporting sexual assault to police is a significant step. This document explains the investigation process and the options that are available to help you consider your decision.

Title: Resilience
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: 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: Rubella information (with special emphasis for women of childbearing age)
Summary: Fact sheet on rubella, an infectious disease which can harm unborn babies. Includes information on how the disease is spread, symptoms, prevention and immunisation.

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

Title: Safe retrieval and disposal of needles and syringes
Summary: This resource provides information on how to dispose of needle and syringes safely and what to do in case of a needle stick 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: Settlement Guide podcasts (SBS)
Summary: SBS is talking about life and issues that affect you in settling in Australia.

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: Sexually transmissible infections booklet
Summary: A translated information booklet that explains the aspects related to sexually transmitted infections (STIs). It covers questions from what they are and how to catch them, to how to prevent them, how to tell if you have one, and about alcohol, drugs and STIs.

Title: Shared households
Summary: Not all shared household arrangements are the same. When you share a house or flat with other people, it may be a co-tenancy arrangement where all tenants have equal rights, one tenant may be sub-letting from another tenant, or you may have a licence agreement with no tenancy rights at all. Problems can occur when you share with other tenants, especially if you move into an established ‘share house’. There may be doubts about your legal status, and the Residential Tenancies Act 1997 does not cover the rights and responsibilities of co-tenants in relation to each other, and nor does it regulate licence agreements.

Title: Shisha tobacco harms: fachsheet for the community
Summary: A factsheet providing a summary of health harms of shisha tobacco

Title: Shisha tobacco reforms factsheet for businesses
Summary: A factsheet for businesses providing a summary of victorian tobacco control laws that apply to the sale, advertising and use of shisha tobacco for businesses.

Title: Shisha tobacco reforms: factsheet for the community
Summary: A factsheet providing a summary of tobacco control laws that apply to the sale, advertising and use of shisha tobacco for the community.

Title: Sign up, link in, get involved. Mental health week fact sheet 2009
Summary: This fact sheet provides a number of simple, everyday ideas for how you can sign up, link in or get involved.

Title: Simple money manager
Summary: The simple money manager helps you see how much money you have coming in and going out. It is available in a range of community languages and has audio content to explain each category.

Title: Skills for education and employment (bilingual version)
Summary: This translated resource provides information on the Skills for Education and Employment program, designed to help individuals gain the skills and confidence needed to improve chances of getting a job or successfully completing vocational training. It includes information on who is eligible for the program, who runs the program and where to get further information.

Title: Smoke alarms
Summary: Smoke alarms are compulsery in every home. When you’re asleep you lose your sense of smell. A smoke alarm is your electronic nose. It will alert you if there is smoke from 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 a tenancy
Summary: A tenancy agreement (sometimes called a ‘lease’) may be in writing or it may be verbal. It may be for a fixed term (eg 6 or 12 months) or periodic (usually month to month). Fixed-term agreements are more secure because they make it harder for the landlord to evict you, but it can be expensive if you want to move out before the end of the fixed term. Only commit yourself to a fixed-term agreement if you are reasonably sure that you want to stay for the full term of the agreement.

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: Status resolution support services (SRSS) payment - reporting your income (bilingual version)
Summary: If you or your partner have started working you will need to let Centrelink know immediately. This is because what you and your partner earn affects your Status Resolution Support Services (SRSS) payments. This fact sheet explains how and what you need to report.

Title: Status resolution support services payment (bilingual version)
Summary: The Status Resolution Support Services (SRSS) payment helps you meet basic living expenses while you are in Australia and waiting to hear about your immigration status.You might be eligible for a Living Allowance. Depending on your circumstances, your payment may also include Rental Assistance Allowance and/or Dependent Child Allowance. You may also be given access to Medicare

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: StormSafe (audio file)
Summary: Information on how you can prepare your family and your home for storms.

Title: StormSafe fact sheet
Summary: Information on how you can prepare your family and your home for storms.

Title: Support services for circumcised women and girls
Summary: This booklet is a guide for women and girls who have been circumcised and are in need of support.

Title: Supporting and understanding
Summary: What support may a person going through Hepatitis C treatment may require? Information about what family, friends and support groups can do.

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: Survive the heat: brochure
Summary: The "Survive the heat" brochure contains information on how individuals can take care of themselves and look out for family, friends and neighbours who may need help coping with the heat.

Title: Survive the heat: poster
Summary: The "Survive the heat" poster can be used by health and community service providers to promote heat health messages.

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: Tenant databases or blacklists
Summary: When you apply for a rental property, landlords and real estate agents sometimes use tenant databases to check if you have been “blacklisted” by previous landlords or real estate agents.

Title: The conversation guide: having conversations with young people
Summary: A guide to start a conversation with young people on violence against women and how to stop it.

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 landlord is selling
Summary: A landlord is allowed to sell their property during your tenancy even if you have a fixed term tenancy agreement. The landlord or the landlord’s agent has to comply with the tenancy law when they are selling.

Title: The more you gamble, The more you lose
Summary: Call Gambler's Help at any time, or ask to meet with a counsellor for a free and confidential appointment.

Title: The orange door
Summary: The document provides key information about The Orange Door, a new way to access services for women, children and young people who are experiencing family violence; and families who need support with the care of children or young people.

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 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: The Victorian Civil & Administrative Tribunal
Summary: The Victorian Civil and Administrative Tribunal (Residential Tenancies List) hears disputes between landlords and tenants. It is not a court, but it is able to make decisions that can be legally enforced. It is intended to be informal and cheap, and to resolve disputes quickly and fairly

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: Tip sheets for carers of people with mental illness and drug use (dual diagnosis)
Summary: When we talk about drugs, we mean local (alcohol, tobacco, prescription medication) and illegal (cannabis, speed, heroin) drugs.

Title: Transition to school
Summary: Preparing your child to begin school is an exciting time for you and your child.

Title: Translated information for people receiving aged care
Summary: Information for people receiving aged care on how to call an interpreter to provide information during upcoming visits and audits from the Aged Care Quality and Safety Commission.

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: Treatment of tuberculosis
Summary: In most cases Tuberculosis (TB) can be cured by taking tablets for at least six months.Most people who have TB will begin treatment by taking at least four different types of tablets, which may be reduced after several months.This resource describes how to take the tablets and lists possible side effects.

Title: Tuberculosis - information for contacts
Summary: Tuberculosis, or TB for short, is a bacterial infection. It can affect almost any part of the body but most often the lungs; this is called pulmonary TB. In Australia there are just over 1000 cases of TB diagnosed each year, with approximately 400 of these in Victoria.

Title: Tuberculosis - positive skin test
Summary: A skin test for tuberculosis (TB) is also called a Mantoux test or Tuberculin skin test (TST).

Title: Tuberculosis - tablets for latent infection
Summary: The most commonly used antibiotic is called Isoniazid, and taking this will reduce the chance of you becoming sick with tuberculosis disease.

Title: Tuberculosis - the facts
Summary: Information about transmission, symptoms, testing and meaning of test results, treatment and immunisation.

Title: Tuberculosis treatment
Summary: Information for people who are to start tuberculosis treatment. It includes potential side effects of main TB medications.

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: 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: Victoria Legal Aid help card
Summary: The Victoria Legal Aid help card outlines a range of common legal problems the organisation may be able to assist with and gives details for contacting their Legal Help phone line.

Title: Victoria Legal Aid help poster
Summary: The Victoria Legal Aid poster outlines a range of common legal problems the organisation may be able to assist with and gives details for contacting their Legal Help phone line.

Title: Violence against women doesn't just start. It grows: a guide to having conversations with young people
Summary: This translated brochure is a guide to having conversations with young people about violence against women. the brochure emphasises that the cycle of violence against women starts with disrespectful behaviour, and when we excuse these behaviours in our kids, we let it grow. It includes information on how to influence children's beliefs from a young age and having the conversation.

Title: Visitor's guide to the hospital
Summary: A visitor’s guide to the Royal Dental hospital

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

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: 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 - 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 are my housing options? Student housing 1
Summary: An outline of possible housing options for students

Title: What are you waiting for (30 seconds version)
Summary: What are you waiting for? is a powerful video highlighting the importance of organ and tissue donation.

Title: What are you waiting for? ( 1minute version)
Summary: What are you waiting for? is a powerful video highlighting the importance of organ and tissue donation.

Title: What do I need to know before moving in (private rental and share houses)
Summary: Overview on tenants rights and duties before moving into a rental property.

Title: What do I need to know before moving in? (rooming houses)
Summary: Overview on your rights and duties when renting a room.

Title: What do I need to know before moving out? Student housing
Summary: There are a few things that one must take care of before moving out, although the legal responsibilities can vary slightly depending on the type of accommodation you are in.

Title: What do the real estate abbreviations stand for?
Summary: Advertisements for rental properties can be very confusing if you are not familiar with the real estate market abbreviations.This is a list to help understand what an advertised property actually has to offer.

Title: What is cancer?
Summary: Explains what cancer is, how it beings and how it spreads.

Title: What is elder abuse? Elder abuse prevention
Summary: This translated fact sheet provides a brief overview of elder abuse and sources of information and support.

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 get a breach of duty notice
Summary: This factsheet outlines the duties of a tenant

Title: When you want to leave
Summary: Overview of rights and responsibilities if you want to end the lease.

Title: Which housing option is right for me? Student housing 2
Summary: The housing option that best suits your needs will depend on a range of factors, most of which are practical (such as the cost). However before you sign anything, it is worth taking the time to consider the legal status of each accommodation type, as this could help you make your final choice

Title: Working in Australia: workplace rights overview
Summary: All employees working in Australia have the same workplace rights including migrant workers and visa holders. This is a website addressing rights and responsibilities of employers and employees. It contains information on pay, holiday and other leave entitlements, starting and ending a job, fair work statement plus a video about working 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 brain matters: 5 simple steps to maximise your brain health
Summary: This translated guide was developed to inform of simple steps to help lower individual’s risk of developing chronic diseases like diabetes, heart disease and cancer. The five steps encourage looking after your heart, physical activity, mentally challenging yourself, a healthy diet and enjoying social activity.

Title: Your guide to breast health
Summary: An illustrated guide to breast cancer screening and how to check your breasts.

Title: Your guide to food safety
Summary: This booklet will explain how simple practices can ensure the food that you buy and take home to prepare for yourself, your family or friends remains safe and enjoyable.

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.

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