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Publications for parents, carers & families
- Parenting – general tips for all types of parents and carers
- Caring for babies
- Living with toddlers
- Parenting – Arabic edition
- Parenting – the teenage years, Arabic edition
- Pacific Parenting Magazine
For individual articles, see our parenting section.
Games cards and information sheets
See resources for parents for games cards, information sheets, toddler tantrum brochures and more.
Keeping kids safe
- Child Safety Handbook covers issues such as bullying at school, personal safety, safety in the home, first aid, safety online, fire prevention, road safety, safety outdoors, healthy living and drug & alcohol awareness.
- Methadone and your child's safety poster
- Kids and drugs don't mix poster shares advice to parents on storing methadone, safe sleeping and settling babies
- Never shake a baby – many people do not realise that babies can die or suffer permanent brain injury if they are severely shaken...
- Kids in cars – on a typical Australian summer day, the temperature inside a parked car can be as much as 30-40 degrees hotter than the outside temperature...
- Safe sexting: no such thing – parents are urged to warn children about the dangers of ‘sexting’ – the growing trend for young people to send provocative images of themselves to their friends via mobile phones.
- Safety net: protecting the online generation – Parents are urged to get cyber-savvy and talk to their teens about the potential risks of the internet. This includes online chat rooms and social networking sites.
- Game over! Knowing when to stop – Information for parents about managing online computer gaming.
- Surviving teenage parties – tips for parents
- Child safety – suggestions for the home, neighbourhood and when driving...
- Toddler safety – toddlers need to have a safe environment. They are too young to behave safely...
- Water safety – guidelines to make sure everyone plays safely in the water...
- Farm safety – important guidelines if you live on or are visiting a farm...
- kids and poisons (NSW Health fact sheet)
- Spot It, Help Stop It – child abuse and neglect
Available in 17 community languages: Arabic, Chinese, Croatian, Dari, Dinka, Farsi , Fijian, Korean, Macedonian, Russian, Samoan, Somali, Spanish, Tamil, Tongan, Turkish , and Vietnamese
- Family & friends affected by the drug use of someone close
Available in six community languages: Arabic, Chinese, Croatian, Serbian, Turkish and Vietnamese
- Domestic violence: what it is and how to get help
Available in 17 community languages: Arabic, Chinese, Croatian, Dari, Dinka, Farsi, Fijian , Korean, Macedonian, Russian, Samoan, Somali, Spanish, Tamil, Tongan, Turkish, and Vietnamese.
- Supporting someone who experiences domestic violence The right response can save lives.
Available in 5 community languages: Arabic,Chinese,Korean, Spanish and Vietnamese .
- Being a parent can be tough brochure for parents
Available in 12 community languages Arabic , Chinese , Dari , Dinka , Farsi , Korean , Spanish , Somali , Samoan , Tamil , Turkish and Vietnamese
- Family group conferencing brochures for parents and carers
Available in 6 community languages: Arabic, Chinese, Dari, Dinka, Spanish and Vietnamese
- Family group conferencing brochures for children and young people
Available in 6 community languages: Arabic, Chinese, Dari, Dinka , Spanish and Vietnamese
- Raising a family can be hard (Aboriginal)
- Adoption Act 2000 and how it affects you
- Are you a former ward? Find out how to access your ward file and your personal history
- Connecting kin - Information to help people who have been separated from their birth families (through adoption, fostering etc) locate records about their separation and their families
- Dual Diagnosis support kit
For parents: A booklet with advice for parents with dual diagnosis. This booklet has useful tips on how dual diagnosis can affect your ability to parent, the way it affects children and things that you can do to help your children. For children: The Blue Polar Bear : An illustrated storybook for 5-7 year olds The Flying Dream : An illustrated book for 8-12 year olds
The cot is the safest place for your baby especially if you have been drinking alcohol, smoking or using drugs and medicines that make you sleepy.
- Aboriginal resources:
- Non Aboriginal resources