Child & Adolescent Health Care


July 2006 Issue #20

In This Issue

What's New.........

AWCH is happy to announce that it has become a National Child Protection Week partner.

To find out more about National Child Protection Week and activities happening in your state, visit the NAPCAN website at www.napcan.org.au

National Child Protection Week

3 - 9 September 2006

Quick Poll
At your hospital, in the last 12 months, have any adults been hospitalised in the same ward as children?

Want to let us know your thoughts on the above topic? - Click here to post your comments.

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For more information about items in this newsletter or should you wish to provide feedback please contact:

Anne Cutler
National Liaison Officer
Email: awch@awch.com.au
Web: www.awch.org.au

Phone: 02 9631 9208

Fax: 02 9631 9390
Address: PO Box 113 WESTMEAD NSW 2145

The Australian Association for the Welfare of Child Health (AWCH) is a national, non-profit organisation of parents, professionals and community members who work together to ensure the emotional and social needs of children, adolescents and their families are recognised and met within hospitals and the health care system in Australia.

Raising Children Network

The Raising Children website provides practical tools and up-to-date
information on child health, safety, nutrition, learning, parental
wellbeing, family management and kids’ activities.

The Health For Kids Network

This website is a resource for parents looking for a GP specialising or interested in child and adolescent health. The directory currently contains over 840 GPs in the Melbourne metro area. The website is also used as a resource for GPs to access resources and share news.

Counselling Online

A website where you can communicate with a "live" professional counsellor about an alcohol or drug related concern.

Turning Point

Turning Point provides a wide range of specialist treatment and support services to people affected by alcohol and drug use.

'Suicide and Mental Illness in the Media'

This website has been created to assist people involved in mental health to communicate effectively with the media about suicide, mental health and mental illness.

Australasian Genetic Suport association (AGSA)

The Association of Genetic Support is a network of people who are affected by genetic conditions, either directly or indirectly. AGSA will endeavour to facilitate contact with another family/individual affected by the same, or similar conditions, and/or provide information about an overseas support group.

Rosemary's Story

I am a single Mum with two children, a son and a daughter. My son who is 12 years old has Klinefelter's Syndrome, a chromosomal disorder which causes him mild behavioural and delay problems.

Limbkids Support Association Inc is a non-profit, voluntary organisation comprised of parents, professionals and interested people concerned with the care of children who have congenital or acquired limb differences.

Parent to Parent New Zealand is a support and information network for parents of children with special needs. Support is provided voluntarily by Trained Support Parents who have a child with the same or similar needs.


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