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Our Watch has released the next companion piece to their national framework 'Change the story'. 'Counting on change: A guide to prevention monitoring' is a world-first in identifying indicators of change for the drivers and reinforcing factors of violence against women, and advising on available data sets and processes for gathering this information

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To assist social support groups in understanding the different elements required to be culturally inclusive, the EMR Alliance and the Centre for Culture, Ethnicity and Health have collaborated to develop a series of help sheets called 'Building Culturally Inclusive Social Support Groups'. The help sheets should also be considered in conjunction

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The Get NDIS Savvy plain language video series from VALID (Victorian Advocacy League for Individuals with Disability) covers the following topics to help people transition to the National Disability Insurance Scheme: 

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The Your guide to short-term restorative care booklet has been designed for older Australians, their families and carers to guide them through the process of accessing short-term restorative care. The content follows the consumer pathway from assessment through to ongoing management of short-term restorative care services.

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The National Workforce Centre for Child Mental Health is led by Emerging Minds and delivered in partnership with the Australian Institute of Family Studies (AIFS), the Australian National University (ANU), the Parenting Research Centre (PRC) and the Royal Australian College of General Practitioners (RACGP).

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From 31 January 2018, parents and carers of school-aged children enrolled in an approved sport or fitness activity can receive a $100 voucher to cover registration and participation costs for that calendar year. Parents will be able to apply for and download their vouchers from the Service NSW website from the end of January.

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The ‘Kids Can Drown Without a Sound’ campaign from Kids Health at The Sydney Children’s Hospitals Network aims to raise water safety awareness and encourage families to take appropriate precautions when children are in or near water. The campaign has released a number of new resources, including free online CPR Training for Parents.

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The National Standards for Disability Services Toolkit from National Disability Services is designed to help services comply with the National Standards for Disability Services 1, 4 and 6 through a range of policy, procedure and practice templates. It is available to download.

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A number of new guides to the My Aged Care system and process are now available online. They provide an overview of the steps that providers of aged care services follow, with links (where available) to guidance information on each step.

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The Department of Health has released new movement guidelines to help parents and carers create healthy daily practices for babies and young children. The Guidelines outline what a typical day for a baby, toddler or pre-schooler would look like, including advice on screen time, active play, time spent sitting and lying down, and the ideal amount of sleep.