Topic "Children's Health" in Chinese (simplified) - total 149 documentsTitle: A guide for faith communities on the reportable conduct scheme
Summary: This information sheet explains what the reportable conduct scheme is and the requirements of religious organisations. It also lists the reportable allegations and the reporting procedure.
Title: A healthy start to school: a guide for parents of children in foundation year
Summary: This booklet provides parents and carers of foundation kids with some timely health information and gives an overview of the role of the school when it comes to your child's health. It also contains some useful contacts for areas of special interest to you and your family.
Title: All about child disability diagnosis
Summary: In this short video, child disability experts talk about what to do if you’re concerned about your child’s development. Parents of children with disability talk about getting a diagnosis, following their instinct and getting second opinions. Parents also talk about how they felt when they heard their child’s diagnosis of disability.
Title: 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: Apnoea of prematurity
Summary: Apnoea of prematurity is a breathing pause that can occur in premature babies. This resource provides advice for parents on the management of apnoea of prematurity.
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: Babies and toddlers - keeping them safe
Summary: This translated fact sheet provides some guidelines on keeping babies and toddlers safe. If you are being physically or psychologically abused by your partner, it can harm your baby - both before and after they are born. This fact sheet includes how you can help your baby or toddler and also what you can do for yourself.
Title: Babies with atypical genitalia
Summary: You have been given this factsheet because your baby has been born with genitals that look a bit different (atypical). These genital differences are sometimes referred to as ‘intersex variations’, ‘differences of sex development’ or ‘variations in sex characteristics’. This fact sheet provides information for families to fully understand the issues and risks associated with your child’s specific intersex variation in order to make informed decisions about their best care and treatment.
Title: Baby and toddler cues: in pictures
Summary: How do you know if your baby wants to play, wants a break or needs sleep? Use this illustrated guide to baby tired signs and other baby cues.
Title: Baby sleep: 2-12 months
Summary: Baby sleep habits depend a fair bit on both temperament and sleep routines. This resource will explain baby sleep developments and provide advice.
Title: Bathing a newborn safely (video)
Summary: This short video takes you through bathing a newborn safely, including demonstrations of setting up the bath, bathing techniques and baby bath temperature. When you're bathing your newborn baby, it's important to look after your baby's comfort as well as their cleanliness.
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: Beta Thalassaemia
Summary: Thalassaemia is a group of blood disorders affecting haemoglobin production.
Title: Better sleep for teenagers: in pictures
Summary: A guide in pictures to teenage sleeping, with tips for helping teens, teenagers and adolescent children get to sleep, relax before bedtime, and wake up effectively.
Title: Bi-level ventilation (sleep) factsheet
Summary: Bi-Level therapy (or BiPAP) is a type of breathing support that assists your child’s ability to breathe. It involves the use of a mask and a Bi-Level machine. The Bi-level machine delivers pressure via the mask to the airway and lungs.This opens the airways to allow normal breathing to occur.
Title: Birdie and the cyclone
Summary: A big wind blows away Birdie’s nest! A story for young children about recovering from cyclones.
Title: Birdie and the fire
Summary: Birdie and her friends have to get away from a bushfire. A story for young children about recovering from fires
Title: Bottle and formula preparation
Summary: This short video shows you how to prepare baby formula and expressed breastmilk for bottle-feeding to newborns and young babies
Summary: Bronchiolitis is a common chest infection in young children, caused by a viral infection of the lungs. The infection causes inflammation and mucus to build up in the airways, making it more difficult to breathe. Bronchiolitis is most common in babies under six months, but sometimes occurs in babies up to 12 months old.
Title: Burns and scalds prevention poster
Summary: Home safety and injury prevention poster on burns & scalds prevention.
Title: Car seat safety
Summary: Safety and injury prevention poster on car seat safety.
Title: Cerebral palsy overview and diagnosis (Video)
Summary: In this short video, parents of children with cerebral palsy talk about spotting the early signs of cerebral palsy and getting a diagnosis. Also, child health specialists explain that cerebral palsy is a condition that affects the brain. They talk about the different types of cerebral palsy, how it affects children and some of its causes.
Title: Cerebral palsy: after the diagnosis: part 2 (Video)
Summary: In this short video, parents of children with cerebral palsy talk about what happens after your child is diagnosed with cerebral palsy. They describe why it’s important to look after yourself, connect with other families and have a good support network. They also talk about different therapies. Health specialists say why early intervention is important, especially for helping children reach goals like feeding or dressing
Title: Child care in the Adult Migrant English Program (AMEP)
Summary: Do you need child care to be able to attend the Adult Migrant English Program (AMEP) classes? When you are in an AMEP class, free child care is available for your children who are under school age. This information sheet explains how it works.
Title: Child disability and early intervention: expert tips (Video)
Summary: In this short video, child disability experts talk about what early intervention is, how you get it and what it aims to do. They say it’s important to start early, but it’s also never too late to start. They talk about choosing a service provider and funding options. A parent describes her experience with early intervention.
Title: Child disability services and support
Summary: In this short video, you can find out how to get information about child disability services and where to start. Child disability experts take you through funding options, how to find good service providers and different types of respite care. You’ll also hear from other parents about their experiences of respite care and counselling
Title: Child, family and relationship services
Summary: This translated, subtitled video outlines the family support services available to help parents raise their children. It emphasises the creation of a safe and nurturing environment for children as a priority and provides information on the kinds of supports that are available to children, their parents and carers in Victoria.
Title: Childhood pneumococcal vaccine
Summary: This translated resource provides information on the free pneumococcal vaccine provided by the National Immunisation Program schedule to infants. It outlines what the disease is, the vaccines, who is eligible for the vaccines and also possible side effects.
Title: Children's sleep: 20 frequently asked questions
Summary: Different children have different sleep needs, habits and problems. Here are answers to 20 frequently asked questions about children’s sleep
Title: Children 4 - 12 - growing up in a safe environment
Summary: This translated fact sheet provides some guidelines on keeping your 4-12 year old child safe. If you are being physically or psychologically abused by your partner it can have a serious impact on your child’s development. It provides some children's perspectives on abuse and also how to help your children and what you can do for yourself.
Title: Choking first aid: pictures
Summary: What to do when a child is choking? This factsheet with a lot of pictures illustrates how to prevent choking and clear blockages for babies, children and teens
Title: Choking prevention
Summary: Home safety and injury prevention poster on Choking prevention
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: Connecting with families
Summary: Bringing the Early Years Learning Framework to life in your community. As early childhood educators relationships are at the heart of everything we do. Genuine, positive relationships with children, families and each other are essential if we want to achieve positive outcomes. When we think about relationships it is usually relationships with children that spring to mind. But the relationships and partnerships that we build with families are just as important. Working with parents is rewarding, challenging and always full of possibilities.
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: CPAP ventilation (sleep) factsheet
Summary: CPAP (Continuous Positive Airway Pressure) is a type of respiratory support therapy used to overcome obstruction of the airways. It involves the use of a CPAP mask and machine.The CPAP machine uses air pressure to keep the airways open during sleep.
Title: CPAP/Bi-level care and maintenance of equipment (sleep) factsheet
Summary: This fact sheet explains how to care for and maintain your child's CPAP/Bi-level mask.
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: Definitions of bullying, harassment, discrimination and violence
Summary: Fact sheets for parents and carers. Bullying, harassment, discrimination and violence are all interpersonal behaviours that can create or contribute to negative social environments. All school communities should have clear definitions outlined in their school policies and procedures for bullying, harassment, discrimination and violence.
Title: Dogs and kids - dog bite prevention
Summary: The Dogs and Kids program began in 1997 as one of the first Australian initiatives to specifically address dog-bite injuries to small children by promoting dog bite prevention and socially responsible dog ownership. This poster promotes dog safety at your workplace or home.
Title: Down syndrome: after the diagnosis 2
Summary: In this short video, parents of children with Down syndrome talk about getting early intervention for their child after a diagnosis. Early interventions include physiotherapy, speech therapy and sign language. They discuss respite care and the value of having a good support network of family, friends and other families of children with Down syndrome. Child health specialists talk about early intervention options and family life.
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: Encouraging good behaviour: 15 tips
Summary: This guide to encouraging positive behaviour in children has tips for getting children to behave well.
Title: Fact sheet for parents of children at risk of anaphylaxis
Summary: Anaphylaxis is the most severe form of allergic reaction and is potentially life threatening. It usually occurs rapidly after exposure to a food, insect or medicine to which a person may already be allergic. Anaphylaxis must always be treated as a medical emergency and requires immediate treatment with adrenaline.
Title: Family planning....? - please consider having a carrier test for genetic blood disorders
Summary: Around 1 in 20 people worlwide is thought to have inherited an altered globin gene which they could pass on to their children. If you are a carrier of an altered globin gene it is important that your partner has a blood test to determine his or her carrier status.
Title: 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: First foods for babies
Summary: This guide explains what food is suitable for babies at different stages of their development.
Title: Fragile X syndrome: after the diagnosis 2
Summary: In this short video, parents of children with Fragile X syndrome discuss different therapies for children. Parents and child health specialists talk about why it’s important to get early intervention as soon as possible after diagnosis. Health specialists say that children with Fragile X develop different skills at different rates. A team of therapists working together is the best way to help them
Title: Fragile X syndrome: overview
Summary: In this short video, parents of children with Fragile X syndrome talk about this genetic condition. They talk about spotting the early signs, getting a diagnosis and their reaction to the diagnosis. Child health specialists explain how this condition happens. They also go through the physical, developmental, behavioural and emotional features of the syndrome.
Title: Free or low-cost kindergarten - kindergarten fee subsidy
Summary: Your child may be eligible for free or low-cost kindergarten as part of the Victorian Government’s commitment to provide all children with access to a high-quality kindergarten program in the year before starting school.The kindergarten fee subsidy provides eligible four-year old children with access to a kindergarten program for up to 15 hours per week
Title: Gastroenteritis (gastro) by the Royal Childrens Hospital
Summary: Gastroenteritis (gastro) is a bowel infection that causes diarrhoea (runny, watery poo) and sometimes vomiting. The vomiting may settle quickly, but the diarrhoea can last up to 10 days. Gastro can be caused by many different germs, although the most common cause of gastro is a viral infection. Most children do not need to take any medicine for gastro; however, it is important that they drink plenty of water to avoid becoming dehydrated.
Title: Getting your child to eat breakfast
Summary: Need breakfast ideas for kids? Our guide to getting kids to eat breakfast has healthy breakfast ideas and explains why breakfast is important for kids.
Title: Good sleep habits: 12 tips
Summary: A guide to good sleep habits for children, teenagers and adults. Tips for getting to sleep, staying asleep and getting enough sleep.
Title: Healthy start for school
Summary: If your child is turning 4, they may need to have a health check. If they don’t, your Family Tax Benefit (FTB) Part A rate may reduce.
Title: Hearing impairement after the diagnosis 2 (Video)
Summary: In this short video, a parent of a child with hearing impairment talks about her child’s early intervention, including hearing aids, Auslan and speech therapy. Child health specialists talk about helping parents understand what hearing impairment means for their child. They also go through some early intervention options and say why it’s important to start intervention early.
Title: Hearing impairment overview
Summary: In this short video, child health specialists talk about different types of hearing impairment. They say babies are usually screened at or soon after birth to test their hearing. Children can also be diagnosed when they’re older. Parents of children with hearing impairment and specialists talk about some of the signs that a child has a hearing impairment.
Title: Heat Health - Advice for Children and Babies
Summary: Know the effects of extreme heat, who is at risk and how you can prepare yourself and others
Title: Home safety
Summary: Home safety and injury prevention poster.
Title: Homemade toys and free activities for kids
Summary: With a little imagination you can turn ordinary things into homemade toys and free activities for kids. Here are some great ideas for kids of all ages.
Title: How to do baby massage (Video)
Summary: This short video shows you how to do baby massage. It explains how baby massage is good for bonding with your newborn baby. It can be soothing and can also help newborns and babies relax. The video notes that you should stop the massage if your baby gets upset.
Title: How to dress a newborn (Video)
Summary: This short video shows you how to dress a newborn. It includes tips on what order to put clothes on, and distraction techniques to help older babies who fidget on the change table.
Title: How to hold a baby (Video)
Summary: This short video shows you various holding positions for newborn babies, including facing towards and away from parents or carers. Different holding styles have different advantages. You can experiment to work out which one your baby likes best.
Title: How to hold and handle your newborn: in pictures
Summary: This parenting guide in pictures shows you how to hold a baby or newborn. It includes tips for picking up, handling and cradling your baby.
Title: How to implement the National Recognised Kids Asthma First Aid Plan (video)
Summary: These videos provide instruction on how to manage an asthma attack following the Kids Asthma First Aid Plan (NAC).
Title: How to stop choking: first aid in pictures
Summary: This illustrated guide shows what to do if a baby or child is choking, with information on clearing an airway blockage.
Title: How to use a puffer and spacer attachment to deliver asthma medications to a child 0-4 years (video)
Summary: The videos provide instruction on the following: Use of a spacer with a mask attached to administer asthma medication to children 0-4 years.
Title: How to use a puffer and spacer to deliver asthma medications to a child 4 years and older (video)
Summary: The videos provide instruction on the following: Use of a spacer to administer asthma medication to children 4 years and older.
Title: How to wrap a baby (Video)
Summary: This short video demonstrates different ways to wrap or swaddle a newborn baby. Wrapping is soothing for some babies and can reduce the risk of SUDI (including SIDS and fatal sleeping accidents) by keeping babies on their backs during sleep
Title: Hygiene and daily care for babies (0-18 months)
Summary: This parenting guide in pictures demonstrates daily hygiene and care for newborns and babies. It includes cleaning baby's face and head, nails, umbilical cord and genital care.
Title: Immunisation protects all our kids (Poster)
Summary: Immunisation campaign poster to encourage parents to vaccinate their child on time. It promotes the Childhood Immunisation Education Campaign, Get the facts.
Title: Immunisation saves lives (Brochure)
Summary: This brochure provides fast facts about immunisation, including the safety of vaccines, immunisation in Australia, recording vaccinations, vaccinating on time and how immunisation protects you and your community.
Title: Indoor safety: in pictures
Summary: This illustrated guide to indoor home safety for kids has information on smoke detectors, safety glass, poisons, safety gates, sharp items and blind cords.
Title: Initial immunisation evidence request template
Summary: Initial immunisation evidence request template for childcare/kindergartens to assist parents in complying with the 'No Jab, No Play' legislation, that requires all children to be fully vaccinated unless they have a medical exemption to be enrolled in childcare or kindergarten in Victoria.
Title: Intellectual disability
Summary: This translated fact sheet about intellectual disability provides information on what intellectual disability is, how a child is diagnosed, what can be done to help and what causes intellectual disability.
Title: Introduction to the reportable conduct scheme
Summary: This factsheet summarises what type of conduct needs to be reported, who the scheme applies to, what the organisations' obligations are and what the head of an organisation needs to do and within what time frame.
Title: Jaundice in newborn babies
Summary: Jaundice in newborn babies is a yellow colouration of the skin and the whites of the eyes. Visible jaundice occurs in one third to a half of normal newborn babies. It usually does not cause problems and generally fades by the end of the first week after birth. If the jaundice appears within 24 hours of birth, or is still present after 2 weeks, contact your doctor or local hospital.
Title: Kids can drown without a sound
Summary: A literature review identified portable pools as a high risk location for child drowning and near drowning. Discussions with bilingual workers, key informants and focus group participants also identified the need for water safety education among culturally and linguistically diverse (CALD) communities. Kids Health developed a portable pool safety brochure titled "Kids Can Drown Without a Sound" based on focus group feedback conducted by Multicultural Health Communication Service (MHCS). This brochure raises awareness of the safety issues associated with portable swimming pools and the legal requirement for fencing to English and non-English speaking community groups.
Title: Kids talk: 75 ways to encourage children
Summary: This is a poster with 75 suggestions to encourage children (positive reinforcement).
Title: Learning 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: Little Hep B hero book
Summary: A new children's book and resource for families to raise awareness about viral hepatitis, increase health literacy, and break the silence.
Title: Measles is about (poster)
Summary: Health facility posters provide information about measles signs and symptoms and prompt the general public to inform health care workers to ensure measles cases are quickly identified.
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: Information and consent form
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: Milk and young children
Summary: A guide to help parents encourage healthy eating in children over 12 months who want more milk than they need.
Title: Minimising the risk of SIDS
Summary: This short video shows how to reduce the risk of SUDI (including SIDS and fatal sleeping accidents). It also includes tips on safe sleeping, sleeping baby on back, sleeping baby at the end of the cot, avoiding a flat head, and sleeping arrangements. It highlights the importance of providing a smoke-free sleeping environment for your baby.
Title: Nappy changing (Video)
Summary: This short video demonstrates how to change disposable and cloth nappies. The video also has hygiene and general health tips about changing nappies and cleaning baby bottoms.
Title: NDIS pathway hearing stream from 0 to 6 years
Summary: This fact sheet explains how the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) can help if your child aged between 0 and 6 years has just been diagnosed with hearing loss.
Title: Never leave kids in cars
Summary: Never leave your most precious valuables, your children, alone in the car.The never leave kids in cars campaign prompts parents to take their kids with them whenever they get out of the car, just as they do their everyday valuables, to avoid potentially tragic consequences.
Title: Newborn sleep routine
Summary: How to teach newborn babies to sleep using a flexible routine of feeding, sleeping and playing
Title: Online safety, Start the Chat
Summary: The online safety, Start the Chat Campaign is about helping everyone in a child's life to have a conversation about online safety. The youngest generation of children are the first to grow up in a fully connected digital world - for them, the online world is now just as much a part of their lives as the offline world. It is important to be proactive and talk about online safety early and often. This advertising material provides links to more information on cyberbullying on the eSafety website that can be used in your community.
Title: Outdoor safety: home safety and injury prevention
Summary: Information on how to ensure safe outdoor playing for children
Title: Overview of the Child Safe Standards
Summary: This is an overview of the purpose of the Commission for Children and Young People and explains the principles of the the Child Safe Standards, what they are and how to implement them.
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: Passport to the Victorian Government's Baby Bundle
Summary: This guide is designed to help you navigate your baby’s world, understand your baby’s cues and build strong bonds and attachment in the early months. It includes important information about your baby's development in these first few weeks and months, child safety, enjoying books with your baby and emergency contacts. In addition to this guide, please refer to your My Health Learning and Development green book, which is given to you in hospital when your baby is born.
Title: Penis and foreskin care
Summary: It is important to look after your child's penis and foreskin to keep it healthy and prevent redness, pain and infection. The foreskin is the loose skin covering the head (glans) of the penis. The foreskin cannot be retracted (pulled back from the head of the penis) in most newborns, but over time the foreskin separates and is able to be retracted.
Title: Persistent sleep problems in children and teenagers
Summary: About persistent sleep problems in children and teens - insomnia, sleep apnoea, restless leg syndrome, narcolepsy and delayed sleep phase
Title: Play learn grow - celebrate family, culture and community (12months consultation)
Summary: Belonging and contributing to family, culture and community is important for your baby’s identity, learning and development.
Title: Play learn grow - create incredible things together (2 year consultation)
Summary: Your child will feel valued and loved when you make things with them and listen and respond to their ideas and questions.
Title: Play learn grow - discover and learn during everyday routines (4 weeks consultation)
Summary: Everything in your baby’s world is new and fascinating.Talk to them about what they can see, hear and feel.
Title: Play learn grow - getting to know each other (2 weeks consultation)
Summary: In the first two weeks, there’s lots of learning for you and your baby – especially about each other.
Title: Play learn grow - go exploring together (18 months consultation)
Summary: Exploring the world gives your child the chance to learn, move and connect with others. What is familiar to you can be a new adventure for your child.
Title: Play learn grow - let's have fun together (4months consultation)
Summary: Your baby will show lots of interest in the world around them. Follow your baby’s gaze and talk about the things that have caught their attention.
Title: Play learn grow - share your baby's excitement about their world (8 months consultation)
Summary: Your baby is fascinated by everything! You can make up songs and stories for them and capture their interest and excitement.
Title: Play learn grow - we're making more than just cake (3.5 years consultation)
Summary: Everyday activities can be fun learning opportunities. Pretending, creating and helping allows your child to discover new things.
Title: Play learn grow - your baby's learning has already begun (newborn)
Summary: Babies are learning from their first hours of life. There’s so much that you can learn together in their first weeks at home with you.
Title: Play learn grow - your baby is learning every day, everywhere (8 weeks consultation)
Summary: Every day and every situation is a time for learning. As your baby becomes more alert, look for opportunities to enjoy and share your baby’s discoveries.
Title: Playing with your baby
Summary: Babies find out about the world through play and exploration. You can help by using fun and inspiring baby play ideas and playing baby games.
Title: Poisoning prevention
Summary: Home safety and injury prevention poster on poisoning prevention.
Title: Recognition of serious illness in children
Summary: This factsheet lists and explains the general features of a more serious illness which should prompt you to see a doctor more urgently. These include: Alertness, irritability, breathing, skin colour and appearance, fluids in and out.
Title: Reducing SUDI and SIDS risk: in pictures
Summary: Reduce SUDI and SIDS risk by sleeping babies on their backs, creating a safe sleeping environment and breastfeeding if you can.
Title: Rotavirus immunisation information
Summary: This translated resource provides information on the Rotavirus, the most common cause of severe gastroenteritis in infants and young children in Australia. It includes information on the protection against rotavirus that is available free of charge under the National Immunisation Program Schedule for babies in two doses at two and four months of age. It also includes a pre-immunisation checklist and information on possible side effects.
Title: Safe bathing
Summary: This short video demonstrates how to safely bath a newborn, including information on setting up, bathing techniques and baby bath temperature. It is important to look after baby's comfort as well as cleanliness.
Title: Safety and injury prevention posters pack
Summary: The safety and injury prevention posters are available to download and print as a pack. The posters cover a range of injury prevention topics and aim to reduce child injury.
Title: Secondary school immunisation program 2020 during COVID-19
Summary: This translated resource advises that delivery of the secondary school immunisation program is an essential medical service and your child should still receive the required vaccines on time.
Title: Self-esteem in young children under five
Summary: A parents' guide to developing self-esteem in young children.
Title: Sex characteristic variations in babies and children
Summary: You have been given this fact sheet because your baby or child has been diagnosed as having a variation in sex characteristics. This means your child was born with naturally occurring characteristics that do not fit the typical definitions for male or female bodies. These differences are also sometimes referred to as ‘intersex variations’, ‘differences of sex development’ or ‘conditions associated with reproductive development’. Different people prefer different terms.
Title: Signs of bullying
Summary: Fact sheets for parents and carers. Each individual student who has been bullied or is bullying others will respond and act differently. A student's behaviours and moods can also change for a variety of reasons. The fact sheet contains information on signs that may indicate a student is experiencing bullying:
Title: Sleep and learning
Summary: Sleep can affect concentration, memory and behaviour. It’s no wonder that how well your child sleeps has an impact on how well he learns
Title: Sleep problems and solutions: children and teenagers
Summary: About sleep problems in children and teens - trouble getting to sleep and staying asleep, night terrors, nightmares, sleepwalking and bedwetting
Title: Some facts about bullying and violence
Summary: Fact sheets for parents and carers with information about bullying and violence
Title: Starting childcare or kindergarten? Immunisation information for parents enrolling a child
Summary: This translated document details the enrolment requirements in Victoria for children in long day care, kindergarten, family day care or occasional care. It also includes information on Immunisation History Statements and childhood immunisation schedule.
Title: Starting primary school? Immunisation information for parents enrolling a child into primary school in Victoria
Summary: A translated document that outlines the lawful requiremnt that all parents must provide a current Immunisation History Statement from the Australian Immunisation Register to enrol their child in primary school. The document outlines what the statement is and used for as well as what to do if a child is immunised overseas.
Title: Statewide Eyesight Preschooler Screening (StEPS) brochure
Summary: The StEPS brochure explains why children should have their vision screened before they start school and how children can access the StEPS program and have their vision screened for free before they start school.
Title: Taking children's rights seriously: an overview (bilingual fact sheet)
Summary: This fact sheet provides a short overview on the child safety standards and the laws that require organisations to report any allegations that one of their workers or volunteers has abused a child and do an investigation.
Title: Talking to your child during Coronavirus (COVID-19)
Summary: This guide will help you talk to your child about coronavirus (COVID-19). It includes tips on how to have a safe and reassuring conversation and links to resources to help you and your family.
Title: Temper tantrums: why they happen and how to respond
Summary: Tantrums are extremely common in toddlers and preschoolers. They're how young children deal with difficult feelings. It helps to tune in to your child's emotion, and to avoid situations that trigger your child's tantrums.
Title: The Autism Spectrum information booklet
Summary: A booklet providing an overview of autism along with some practical information on where to get help. Ideal for parents/carers who have had a child recently diagnosed, for adults with a new diagnosis, for agencies, professionals and students coming across autism for the first time.
Title: Tired signs in babies and toddlers
Summary: When you can spot tired signs in babies and kids, you can get them to sleep more easily. Here's how to spot tired signs and settle your child
Title: Toilet training: in pictures
Summary: Is your child ready for toilet training? Our illustrated guide explains the signs and takes you through basic toilet training steps.
Title: Tooth tips [0-12 months]
Summary: Tooth tips 0 - 12 months, for parents, grandparents and carers. Eat well. Drink well. Early feeding. Clean well. Teething. Tips for temporary relief.
Title: Tooth tips [12 - 18 months]
Summary: Tooth tips for children 1 to 2 years of age, for parents, grandparents and carers. Eat well. Drink well. Clean well. Thumb and finger sucking
Title: Tooth tips [18 months - 6 years]
Summary: Tooth tips for 2 to 6 years old. Aimed at parents, grandparents and carers. Eat well. Drink well. Clean well. Dental visits. Tips on toothbrushing. Did you know?
Title: 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: Tummy time: in pictures
Summary: This parenting guide in pictures shows why tummy time is important, how to do tummy time with a young baby and how to make sure baby enjoys tummy time.
Title: Types of bullying
Summary: Fact sheets for parents and carers. Bullying is usually described by the types of behaviours involved, so we talk about verbal, social and physical bullying. Bullying is sometimes also labelled by where it occurs or by what type of harm is done. These words can be used alone or in combination. It can be confusing!
Title: Vision impairment overview and diagnosis
Summary: In this short video, parents of children with vision impairment and child health specialists talk about early signs that a child might have vision impairment. Parents describe experiences of getting their child diagnosed. Specialists talk about different causes of vision impairment – problems with the eyes and also with messages getting from the eyes to the brain
Title: Vision impairment: after the diagnosis
Summary: In this short video, child health specialists talk about how early intervention can help children with vision impairment learn and develop. Parents talk about getting early intervention after diagnosis and how it helped their child’s development. Health specialists say it’s important to encourage a child’s other senses, and support children who’ll be Braille readers.
Summary: Vulvovaginitis (vul-vo-vaj-ee-night-is) is inflammation or irritation of the vagina and vulva (external female genital area). Mild vulvovaginitis is a very common problem, and some children will have vulvovaginitis many times. Once puberty has begun, vulvovaginitis usually occurs less often. In most cases, vulvovaginitis is not a serious problem and it will usually improve with simple steps at home. Usually no medical treatment or tests are needed.
Title: Water safety: home safety and injury prevention
Summary: Information on how to ensure safe water playing for children
Title: What to do if you are being bullied
Summary: Tip sheets for students with strategies on what you can do if you are being bullied.
Title: When children are learning more than one language
Summary: This brochure emphasises the benefits of children learning more than one language.
Title: Why does my baby need a hearing check?
Summary: Information for parents on hearing checks for babies, and why they're important for detecting problems early.
Title: Why has my baby been referred directly for a diagnostic audiology assessment?
Summary: Information from the NSW Statewide Infant Screening-Hearing (SWISH) Program for parents whose baby was found to be not eligible for screening, and referred directly for a diagnostic assessment.
Title: Why play is important
Summary: Play is more than just for babies and children. It's how they learn and develop. Playing with your child is one of the most important things you can do
Summary: There are many different types of intestinal worms, but the most common is threadworm (also called pinworm). Threadworm is a type of roundworm that is commonly found in preschool and school-aged children, however the whole family can become infected. Threadworm causes a very itchy bottom, which is usually worse at night. If your child is infected with threadworm, it is not usually serious and can be treated easily with medication.
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 baby and the first few weeks (video)
Summary: Information to help you in the early weeks with your baby, including health checks, support services and goverment paperwork.
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