Child and youth health

Adolescent HEADDSSS - a cultural perspective on what’s new with GenZ

WEBINAR 23 October 2018: Dr Aniva Lawrence will discuss adolescent health including how to adapt your screening particularly for Māori and Pacific youth.

Webinar: Conversations with parents about unhealthy weight in a child

Tuesday 31 October 2017, 7.30-8.45pm. Join Dr Christine McIntosh, Susan Reid and Hayden McRobbie used case studies to discuss childhood obesity, and how to address the issue of talking with parents/caregivers about an overweight child.

Topical corticosteroids may be a safe alternative to treat phimosis in boys

Phimosis, where the foreskin cannot be fully drawn back over the penis is normal at birth and often self-corrects without needing treatment during the first four years of life; only 10% of three-year-old boys have phimosis (congenital phimosis).

Breastfeeding - Abby Baskett

PODCAST: Dr Abby Baskett talks about breastfeeding.

Growing up in New Zealand Study

Dr Susan Morton talks about the Growing Up in New Zealand Study, what we have learned so far and how we should be using this knowledge to reduce inequity and optimise care in New Zealand general practices. Susan is a public health physician specialising in life-course epidemiology and works at the University of Auckland.

Childhood Obesity - Hayden McRobbie

Dr Hayden McRobbie talks about about childhood obesity. Haydon is a Professor of Public Health Intervention and has a PhD in Medical Psychology. He has many years of experience in the provision of behaviour change intervention in weight management. Haydon is the Ministry of Health’s “Raising Healthy kids” Clinical Practice champion for childhood obesity.

Community-acquired pneumonia in children

Community-acquired pneumonia (CAP) refers to pneumonia that is acquired in the community as compared to pneumonia acquired in/after a stay in hospital.  Pneumonia is a bacterial or viral infection of the lungs.  It is usually caused by inhalation of micro-organisms from the upper respiratory tract. Streptococcus pneumoniae is one of the commonest causes of community-acquired pneumonia world-wide and in New Zealand.

Trauma-informed care for the children's workforce

This course is about understanding a trauma-informed system and recognising the indicators and impacts of trauma. It has been developed for the children’s/tamariki workforce (e.g. social workers, police officers, school based workers such as counsellors, teachers, teacher-aides, RTLBs; people working in children’s teams, people working in public health roles, people working in community support roles, mental health workers: Everyone working with children/tamariki and their whānau).

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