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Information for parents

Services in Victoria

These services provide specialised support for children and young people with a life limiting illness across Victoria:

Information

Helpful information for parents and others supporting a child with a life limiting illness:

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Journeys: palliative care for children and teenagers

Provides information to support families and people caring for children and teenagers with a life limiting illness. It includes useful information suitable for teenagers who have a life limiting illness. Published by Palliative Care Australia, 2010

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There's no such thing as a silly question - caring for children with a life limiting illness

A practical guide for families caring for children with a chronic or life limiting illness, disability or mental illness.

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Supporting your child and family during diagnosis and treatment

A helpful guide including topics on information, communication, support, getting the best for your child and family activities.

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Supporting your child and family during palliative care

A guide for parents of a child with a life limiting illness when a cure is not possible. Detailed and practical guidance on communication with the child, siblings, and health professionals, useful information and family activities.

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Supporting your child and family through bereavement

A guide for parents which includes information about grief, communication to help you cope, other support and family activities.

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