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Where can I go for further information?
Raising Children Network
Raising Children Network, funded under the Australian Government’s Stronger Families and Communities Strategy, is a national website aimed at helping families care for their children. The following articles on a range of issues relevant to positive separations are available on this website:
- Fear of strangers:
- Separation anxiety:
- Settling your child into care:
- Raising Children Network:
Australian Psychological Society
The Australian Psychological Society is the largest professional association for psychologists in Australia. It spreads the message that psychologists make a difference to peoples’ lives, through improving their health and wellbeing and increasing scientific knowledge. Tip sheets on a range of topics related to children’s mental health are available.
- Australian Psychological Society:
- Tip sheets:
Centre for Community Child Health
The Centre for Community Child Health supports and empowers communities to improve children’s health and wellbeing. It operates clinical services, research and programs. See ‘Childcare and Children’s Health’ for a range of resources and publications.
- Centre for Community Child Health:
- Childcare and Children’s Health:
Early Childhood Australia
Early Childhood Australia is the peak national, non-profit, non-government organisation that acts in the interests of young children. They provide a range of options and outcomes to support growth and development of young children. There are articles on issues relevant to child development and mental health including this article on positive separations.
- Early Childhood Australia:
- Article on positive separations:
Kidscount, developed by the Australian Childhood Foundation, is a website for parents and carers that provides useful information about supporting children’s development in a range of languages.
Australian Association for Infant Mental Health
The Australian Association for Infant Mental Health have position papers to support infant mental health professionals and parents and carers.
- Australian Association for Infant Mental Health:
Child and Youth Health
Child and Youth Health is a South Australian Government website providing news and practical advice for parents and carers on a range of parenting and child health topics, including separation anxiety.
- Child and Youth Health:
- Separation anxiety information: