Why Karitane?


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This site is a quick guide to the most common issues for parents and carers of babies and young children (from birth to 5 years). We’ve provided advice that we know works and is appropriate to the people of New South Wales.

Who are we?

2013 is Karitane’s 90th year. Since 1923, we have been providing assistance to the parents, babies and young children of New South Wales.

We work with children and their parents from birth to 5 years of age. Our services cover parenting support and advice, antenatal support and education, parental depression and anxiety, toddler behaviour and anything else related to this challenging but rewarding period in our lives. Karitane provide education and consultation to health professionals that work with families with young children.

We are a registered charity, supported by the NSW departments of Heath and Family & Community Services and other funding sources. Much of our work depends on donations from individuals and companies.

For more information about Karitane, see our webpage at www.karitane.com.au or our Wikipedia article.


Why should you trust us?

At Karitane we’ve been working with parents and children for almost a century. We’ve seen thousands of cases and built up lots of experience. We’re an evidence based organisation – that is, we use only the best methods that are supported by evidence, such as extensive observations or clinical tests. We keep up with and participate in the latest research into how babies and young children develop and how best to meet their needs. We work with leading heath professionals researchers here and around the world to stay up to date.

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Who is this website for?

The information in these pages has been compiled by us to provide the best, most reliable advice available to assist parents and carers. The site is intended to help you when you’re in need of quick advice and support.

This website is not intended to be a source of detailed information! However, we’ve provided links to some places where more detailed, reliable information can be found. We’ve also linked to the best sources of help available within New South Wales.

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How can I help?

Unfortunately the need for our services is much greater than we can meet. If you would like to help us make a difference to more young families, you can donate to us. Follow this link for more details.

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