Breastfeeding and lactational amenorrhoea resources
Australian Breastfeeding Association - http://www.breastfeeding.asn.au/default.htm
The Australian Breastfeeding Association (ABA) website is a free website for accessing evidence based breastfeeding information. The Australian Breastfeeding Association (ABA) is an organisation of people interested in the promotion and protection of breastfeeding. ABA was founded in Melbourne, Victoria in 1964 (as the Nursing Mothers' Association), with the primary aim of giving mother-to-mother support to breastfeeding women.
The Baby Friendly Health Initiative - http://www.bfhi.org.au/The Baby Friendly Health Initiative (BFHI) is an international project that aims to give every baby the best start in life by creating a health care environment where breastfeeding is the norm and practices known to promote the health and well-being of all babies and their mothers are followed. It provides advice on how to protect, promote and support breastfeeding in Australia. In Australia, the Australian College of Midwives administers the Baby Friendly Health Initiative.
Lactation Consultants of Australia & New Zealand (LCANZ) -
This organisation provides a unified forum for anyone with a professional interest in breastfeeding. LCANZ is an affiliate with International Lactation Consultants Association (ILCA) providing member access to the ILCA website and subscription to Journal of Human Lactation.
Cluster for public health nutrition - http://www.cphn.biochem.usyd.edu.au/about_us.html
The University of Sydney's NSW Centre for Public Health Nutrition provides information on optimum nutrition. This website enables viewers to freely download significant reports such as:
• NSW Public Health Bulletin March-April: 16(3-4_: 37-75 "Breastfeeding and Public's Health"
• Promoting and supporting breastfeeding in NSW: case studies
• Overview of interventions to support breastfeeding
• Report on Breastfeeding in NSW 2004 (revised)
• Penrith Food Project - A Model Workplace to Support Breastfeeding
Queensland Government Community Child Health Services -
This website from the Queensland Government Community Child Health Services provides parents and health professionals with numerous multilingual fact sheets related to establishing breastfeeding and overcoming difficulties that may occur when breastfeeding.
Cancer and Cancer Screening
Child Protection - Indigenous
The Secretariat of National Aboriginal and Islander Child Care (SNAICC) - http://www.snaicc.asn.au/index.cfm
SNAICC is the national non-government peak body in Australia representing the interests of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children and families. Publications page includes full text of 'Through Young Black Eyes' Community workers handbook, Community workers guide and Parents guide.
Child Protection - Internet Safety
Cyber Smart Kids (Aust Broadcasting Authority)
Young persons guide to safe surfing the Internet. Includes tips for parents and online resources for teachers.
Internet Safety (Aust Child Protection Clearinghouse) -
Information on a selection of sites covering Internet safety issues and guidelines for parents of children and young people.
Commission for Children and Young People - http://www.ccypcg.qld.gov.au/index.html
CCYP promotes and protects the rights, interests and well-being of all Queensland children to age 18 years. Site includes info about the Commission, its work and its publications including Strategic Plan 2001-05 and newsletter 'Kids Issues'.
Kids Help Line - http://www.kidshelponline.com.au/
National counselling service for young people aged 5 to 18 years. It is free, anonymous and confidential. Callers can chat to a counsellor online or by phone.
Children - Early Childhood
Children - Primary
Headroom - http://www.headroom.net.au/
Interactive site aiming to inform young people, their caregivers and service providers about positive mental health. It provides information for young people aged 12 -18 in the Lounge, for 6-12 year olds in the Cubby House, parents and friends in the Family Room, and service providers and professionals in the Kitchen. Funded by South Australian Government.
Teaching Sexual Health - Alberta Health and Wellness -
Canadian site for parents, teachers and students aged 9 years and older. Includes myths and facts about sex education, sexual health policies and curriculum, factsheets, and links to other sex ed sites.
Contraceptive Methods and Family Planning
Easting Disorders Association - http://www.eda.org.au
The Eating Disorders Association Inc. (Qld) is a non-discriminatory, non-profit organisation, funded by the Statewide Health and Non-Government Services Unit of Queensland Health, to provide information, support and referral services for the state of Queensland, Australia. The EDA Inc (Qld) aims to improve the intervention, education and support for all people affected by eating disorders, to raise community awareness about the prevalence and seriousness of these disorders, and to work toward the prevention of eating disorders in our society.
Australian Health Promoting Schools - http://www.hpsa.org.au
Health promoting schools display support for and commitment to enhancing the emotional, social, physical & moral well being of all members of their school community (WHO). Incl links to resources and Qld branch - http://www.hpsaq.org/