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Source: Black, S. (2020).
Trusted information and resources that support parents and their daughter's health and wellbeing.
Information on this guide does not replace care provided by medical practitioners and other qualified health professionals.
Parents resources | Overview: Australian student wellbeing hub
Australian Student Wellbeing Hub This link opens in a new window
The Student Wellbeing Hub provides information and resources for students, teachers and parents to assist them to create and maintain a safe and welcoming school environment. It is guided by the Australian Student Wellbeing Framework, with resources aligned to the Australian Curriculum, for the promotion of student wellbeing and the development of respectful relationships. The Student Wellbeing Hub has been developed by Education Services Australia for the Australian Government Department of Education and Training.
Parents resources | Overview: Articles
Important discoveries our study participants helped us to make (Longitudinal Study of Australian Children, n.d.)
LSAC study participants have helped make some important discoveries that will inform public policy and improve the lives of all Australian kids and their families. Discoveries include:
* Children who go to bed before 8:30 pm are likely to be healthier than children who go to bed later. They also have happier mums.
* If a child likes their primary school they are much more likely to make a successful transition to high school.
* Spending more time doing household chores, homework and reading, and less time watching TV or playing video games is associated with fewer behavioural problems in children, such as hyperactivity.
* One in three Australian children wished they had more quality time with their dad, with many fathers spending more than 44 hours per week at work.
* Young carers fall behind in school, when they provide daily care for someone they live with.
* Teenagers who have been both a victim and perpetrator of bullying are more likely to suffer mental health problems, including self-harm and suicidal thoughts.
* Gender gaps exist in career aspirations, with girls more likely to aspire to work in education, and legal or social professions, and boys more likely to aspire to work in engineering, transport, communications or construction. (Longitudinal Study of Australian Children, n.d.)
Parents resources | Overview: Online resources
ReachOut for parents
"ReachOut is the most accessed online mental health service for young people and their parents in Australia." (ReachOut, n.d.) Information and resources are avilable for:
* Getting help for teenagers, * Depression and teenagers, * Anxiety and teenagers, * Suicide and teenagers, * Body image, eating disorders and teenagers, * Cyberbullying and teenagers, * Stress and teenagers, * Family conflict and teenagers, and * Alcohol drinking and teenagers.
Parenting Resource Centre
"The Parenting Resource Centre aims to:
* be advocate for effective parenting support, * be a leader in advancing evidence-based policy, services and systems related to parenting support, * to drive innovation in parenting support, * increase reach and impact of evidence-based parenting support, and, * to build a thriving enterprise and organisation" (Parenting Resource Centre, n.d.)
Raising Children: the Australian parenting website
raisingchildren.net.au provides free, reliable, up-to-date and independent information to help your family grow and thrive together. They’re funded by the Australian Government, reviewed by experts and non-commercial entities" (Raising Children, n.d.)
Tips for home-isolation with kids (Better Health Channel, 2020, March 17)
From the Victorian Government - "These 12 top tips will help you get through and stave off cabin fever." (Better Health Channel, 2020, March 17)
Nurse on call (Ambulance Victoria)
NURSE-ON-CALL is a phone service that provides immediate, expert health advice from a registered nurse, 24 hours a day, seven days a week. If you think your situation is an emergency, you should always call Triple Zero (000) or go to an emergency department at a hospital. (Ambulance Victoria, n.d.)
Better Health Channel This link opens in a new window
The Better Health Channel provides health and medical information. This information is: quality-assured and reliable, up-to-date, locally relevant, and easy to understand. The information on this site aims to help people understand and manage their health and medical conditions. It does not replace care provided by medical practitioners and other qualified health professionals. The Better Health Channel is fully funded by the Victorian Government, with no commercial advertising or corporate sponsorship. (Better Health Channel, n.d.)
Health Translations This link opens in a new window
Health Translations is an initiative from the Victorian Government. They aim to improve the health and wellbeing of people from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds. They do this by providing health professionals and community members with reliable, accurate, and up to date health and wellbeing information in over 100 languages. (Health Translations, n.d.)
Health Direct with symptom checker This link opens in a new window
Check symptoms with the Symptom Checker, find health services and search for health information. Health Direct is a government-funded service, providing quality, approved health information and advice.
Healthtalk Australia This link opens in a new window
On this website you will gain information on film and audio about various health-related issues by seeing and listening to the real life experiences of people from a range of backgrounds... Healthtalk Australia is a consortium of researchers based at RMIT University, the University of Sydney, Monash University and UNSW conducting qualitative research into experiences of health and illness. They are a member of DIPEx International. (Healthtalk Australia, n.d.)
Consumer Medicines Information This link opens in a new window
This Australian Government website allows you to search for Consumer Medicines Information (CMI) on the safe and effective use of a prescription or specified over-the-counter medicine.
Growing up in Australia This link opens in a new window
Growing Up in Australia: The Longitudinal Study of Australian Children (LSAC) is a major study following the development of 10,000 young people and their families from all parts of Australia. It is conducted in partnership between the Department of Social Services, the Australian Institute of Family Studies and the Australian Bureau of Statistics with advice provided by a consortium of leading researchers. (Growing Up in Australia, n.d.)
Australian Institute of Family Studies This link opens in a new window
The Australian Institute of Familt Studies (AIFS) is the Australian Government's key research body in the area of family wellbeing. Some of the topics they cover include: * Adolescence and early adulthood, * Child abuse and neglect, * Child care, * Child development, * Children and family conflict, * Culturally and linguistically diverse families, * Cyberbullying and online safety, * Early and middle childhood, * Education and school, * Family health and wellbeing, * Mental health and illness. * Social inclusion, * Social pressures on families, * Sole-parent families, and * Apply Trauma, grief and loss.
Parents resources | Overview: Podcasts
Parents resources | Overview: Other guides
Your Kerferd Library has a range of guides that support health and wellbeing. See the following list for details.