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Parent Resources

Grief and Loss

Discussions on Grief

Talking about Death with Children (c)2017 Raising Children Network

How Young People Understand Death: Children and adolescents understand loss in different ways, depending on their age and maturity level (Cancer Council resource)

Helping People Who Are Bereaved: Grief is a natural response to losing someone (Cancer Council resource)

Grief and Loss on School TV: There are videos, articles and links to further resources on this topic on SchoolTV.

Bereavement Support Services

OrganisationContact Details
Australian Centre for Grief and Bereavement offers online information for people experiencing grief and bereavement1800 642 066 or grief.org.au
Cancer Council: Can refer callers to local services or recommend a telephone support group13 11 20
CanTeen: offers online information and bereavement support tailored for young people aged 12-25 years1800 226 833 or canteen.org.au
GriefLine: provides community and family services to support all Australians who have encountered a loss1300 845 745 or griefline.org.au
Redkite: offers bereavement support for families and friends of children and young people aged 0-24 years1800 733 548 or redkite.org.au
The National Centre for Childhood Grief: offers counselling for bereaved children aged 3-181300 654 556or childhoodgrief.org.au

Young People and Cancer

When anyone in a school community is diagnosed with cancer, people usually want to help but may not be sure where to start. People often say they don’t know how to talk to someone with cancer, and they feel lost for words. Talking to someone with cancer (PDF from Cancer Council WA) 

A guide to supporting your friend with cancer: Video from CanTeen or download the PDF booklet.

You can also listen to Cancer Council NSW’s podcast episode “Explaining cancer to kids” 


Mental Health Support following large scale trauma

IParenting Place: How to talk to your kids about Trauma

ABC News: Illustrated guide on coping with traumatic news

A 'Behind the News' YouTube video on important things to remember about upsetting news.

Headspace Factsheet (Downloadable PDF)


Parenting

Anxiety in kids and teens (added 2 October 2019)

Girls growing up too fast: 10 is the new 15 (added 17 September 2019)

How your conversations can help kids discover their purpose (added 07 August 2019)

How to help teenage girls reframe anxiety and strengthen resilience (added 07 August 2019)

What is the best way to say 'No!' to your kids (added 27 March 2019)

Phew! It’s Normal. An Age by Age Guide for What to Expect From Kids & Teens – And What They Need From Us(added 26 Feb 2019)

Why emotional turmoil in adolescence is normal (added 7 Jan 2019)

How to support your kids at school

Meanness vs bullying

Why teenagers make terrible decisions

Mind Shift - How to help kids manage sleep, schoolwork and screens 

How to be a strength-based parent - focusing on our children's strengths to help them flourish

How to help kids consider forgiveness

To go up to the school or not? That is the question

7 ways to build a girl up without tearing another down

Present Parenting

Making Men - an good article for parents of boys (added 5 Feb 2019)


Growth Mindset

What all kids need to know about their brain

The power of believing you can improve


Children and Technology

Common Sense Media

iParent - Office of eSafety Commissioner

Mind Shift - How to help kids manage sleep, schoolwork and screens 

How to tell if your child has a gaming disorder (added 17/9/2019)

Literacy and Numeracy

Six things you should do when reading with your kids

"I'll never say no to a book"


Music

Music programme boosting Naplan results


Physical Health & Wellbeing

Gastroenteritis Fact Sheet