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Promotion of Safe Sleeping Advice for Homelessness Sector
by Irene Tomasszewski Assistant Director Homelessness and Accommodation Support.
21st July 2017


Safe sleeping resources

The Victorian Department of Education and Training has a range of accessible resources that are available on the Maternal and Child Health Services section of their website  <http://www.education.vic.gov.au/childhood/parents/mch/Pages/families.aspx>. This includes tips for parents of babies and infants that can be readily used by the homelessness workforce when working  with parents. There are also other parenting tip sheets to support the healthy development of infants.

Safe sleeping checklist <http://www.education.vic.gov.au/Documents/childhood/professionals/health/Safe%20Sleeping%20Checklist%20SIDS%20and%20Kids%20Victoria.pdf> - for workers to use with parents

Safe sleeping guide <http://www.education.vic.gov.au/Documents/childhood/parents/mch/SafeSleeping-EasyRead.pdf> - to be provided to parents

Information in other languages <https://rednose.com.au/resources/health-professionals> – the Red Nose website has more information and copies of the brochure in other languages

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