Smoking, alcohol, and drug misuse

Smoking Cessation

Cigarette smoking is a leading preventable health risk, yet nearly a quarter of adult New Zealanders still smoke. GPs and practice nurses are in a key position to help smokers quit. In addition to the information provided in this short course, the Ministry of Health has identified a number of priority population groups (including Māori, Pacific peoples, users of mental health services and pregnant women) due to their  high smoking rates or the substantial benefits they would obtain from stopping smoking.

CEP 4 : Engagement

This course is part of the Introduction to Co-existing Problems (CEP) in Youth series. Providing CEP interventions for young people is a challenge as they are a diverse, heterogeneous group who often only present at a time of crisis or at the insistence of others. 

CEP 3: Youth Development & Well-being

This course is part of the Introduction to Co-existing Problems (CEP) in Youth series. This course addresses the concepts of well-being and positive youth development, which are fundamental to quality service delivery for young people with CEP and their family/whānau. Health practitioners working in all types of youth services have a responsibility to ensure practice occurs within a positive youth development paradigm. 

In this course you will gain an understanding of:

CEP 6: Screening and Brief Interventions

This course is part of the Introduction to Co-existing Problems (CEP) in Youth series. Screening usually involves administering a brief questionnaire. The object of screening is to identify potential areas for further assessment. It is often the starting point for further CEP work and should be a key part of a CEP enhanced response in all youth services. 

In this course you will learn:

CEP 2: Ethnicity and Culture

This course is part of the Introduction to Co-existing Problems (CEP) in Youth series. Culture is a broad term that encompasses a range of domains including ethnicity, age, gender, sexuality, disability and political orientation. Cultural diversity is one of the underpinnings of community development and is a key part of achieving a more satisfactory intellectual, emotional, moral and spiritual existence. 

 In this module you will learn that:

CEP 5: Understanding Motivation

This course is part of the Introduction to Co-existing Problems (CEP) in Youth series. An understanding of motivation enhances work with all young people in a range of health services. It is essential when working with CEP and in particular with addiction issues. In this module you will learn about the practical application of these concepts in youth.

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