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Karitane

We've produced a range of helpful brochures and videos on a range of parenting topics:

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The Karitane Toddler Clinic

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The Karitane Toddler Clinic

Our specialised Toddler Clinic works with families using Parent-Child Interaction Therapy (PCIT). Find out more in this short video.

Sleep and Settling:

Resources to help you understand your baby's sleep needs, cycles and tired signs as well as techniques for wrapping your baby and settling your baby.

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Settling your baby 6-12 Months

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Settling your baby 6-12 Months

This video explores age appropriate sleep and settling strategies that for children aged 6 - 12 Months that may assist your child to settle.

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Understanding sleep

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Understanding sleep

Understanding your baby's sleep needs and cycle is the first step to getting a good nights rest! More videos can be found here:

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How do I know my baby is tired?

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How do I know my baby is tired?

Your ability to recognise your baby's verbal and nonverbal cues will allow you to learn when your baby is tired. This helpful video by The Raising Children's Network will help you to identify your baby's tired signs.

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Wrapping your baby

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Wrapping your baby

Wrapping your baby can help reduce strong startle reactions and improve sleep for babies until they are 3- 4 months old. Here are some helpful tips on how to wrap your baby. More videos can be found here:

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Playtime with your baby

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Playtime with your baby

This video discusses the importance of play for your baby in their daily routine and the benefits of play for your baby's development.

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Feeding Your Baby:

Feeding can be an enjoyable, shared family experience, a great form of bonding. We have a range of evidence-based resources to assist you with feeding your baby.

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How do I know my baby is hungry?

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How do I know my baby is hungry?

In the early weeks of parenting your baby will try to communicate their needs. This informative video by The Raising Children Network can help you identify your baby's hunger cues. More videos can be found here:

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Starting solids

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Starting solids

Starting solids is an exciting milestone in your baby's development, here are some tips on how to start solids with your baby. More videos can be found here:

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Foods to feed your baby

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Foods to feed your baby

Knowing which foods to give your baby can be confusing, here are some tips on which foods to give your baby. More videos can be found here:

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Feeding Your Toddler:

Toddler's can be tricky sometimes, especially at mealtime! Here are some resources to help you make the most of mealtime with your toddler.

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Mealtimes with your toddler

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Mealtimes with your toddler

This video discusses mealtimes with your toddler and how you can make this an enjoyable experience for the whole family. More videos can be found here:

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Toddler Behaviour:

Watching your toddler learn and explore the world is such a wonderful time, however it is not without its challenges. Here are a range of resources to support you with all things toddlers!

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Understanding your toddler

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Understanding your toddler

Here is some helpful information and evidence-based tips to help you understand your toddler. More videos can be found here:

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Understanding your toddlers emotions

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Understanding your toddlers emotions

Understanding your toddlers emotions can help you support them throughout this sometimes challenging developmental phase. More Videos can be found here:

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Toddler tantrums brochure

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Toddler tantrums brochure

As your toddler begins to mature they'll experience a range of emotions that may be difficult to manage - resulting in tantrums. Here are some helpful tips to help you understand why your toddler has tantrums and how you can manage these challenging behaviours. This brochure is available in:

English
Arabic
Simplified Chinese
Vietnamese
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Understanding tantrums

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Understanding tantrums

As your develops they are learning new things all of the time and this can be very difficult. Challenging behaviours can be your toddler's way of expressing and coping with feelings they can't control or understand. For more tips on understanding tantrums check out this video. More Videos can be found here:

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Help preventing tantrums

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Help preventing tantrums

Here are some tips on how you can make your toddlers outbursts less intense and frequent. More videos can be found here:

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Coping with tantums

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Coping with tantums

Toddlers may throw frequent tantrums for many reasons, here are some tips on how to cope with them effectively. More videos can be found here:

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Sibling rivalry

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Sibling rivalry

The addition of a new family member is a big change for everybody - including your toddler. This video provides some helpful tips to make this transition a positive experience for everybody. More videos can be found here:

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Adjusting To Parenthood:

Becoming a parent is such an exciting time in your life! As with anything it comes with its share of stresses and challenges. These helpful resources can assist you with your transition into parenthood.

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Development pressures

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Development pressures

This video by The Raising Children's Network is a great resource that talks about the pressure you might feel when it comes to your baby's development and why it's important to remember that your baby will grow at their own pace - every baby is different!

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Travelling With Children:

When you consider all of the factors involved, travelling with children can seem overwhelming! However it can be a fun, rewarding bonding experience and here are some resources to help your holiday run as smoothly as possible.

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Flying with children

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Flying with children

Flying with children is a fun, exciting experience, but confined spaces can be difficult - particularly on long flights. Here are some tips to make the journey that little bit easier. More videos can be found here:

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Information for Karitane Clients:

Privacy Information for Patients 

Your Rights and Responsibilities

Handbook Carramar Residential Unit 2017

Handbook Camden Residential Unit 2017


 

Karitane Parenting Confidence Scale:

The Karitane Parenting Confidence scale (KPCS) is a 15-item self report instrument that measures parents’ confidence in caring for their infant. The scale includes a preamble, thus minimal instruction is required on the part of the clinician / researcher when administering it.

This scale has important clinical and research applications, as an increasing number of studies over the past 20 years have highlighted that parenting confidence perceptions – often called ‘perceived parenting self-efficacy’ (PPSE) – represent a key element of parents’ subjective experience, and are an important resiliency or protective factor (Jones & Prinz, 2005).

We like professionals who want to register with us first. That way we can keep you up to date with any changes and we can assess it’s effectiveness. Please fill out the KPCS Registration Form and send it to the Karitane Education Department by email to enquirieskcfc@sswahs.nsw.gov.au or fax it to (+61)(02) 9794 2323.


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