Child and youth health

Working with Youth: HEEADSSS Assessment

Kia ora, Talofa lava and nau mai haere mai to this online introduction to the HEEADSSS (Home, Education, Eating, Activities, Drugs and Alcohol, Suicide and Depression, Sexuality and Safety) wellbeing framework.

Adolescence is an important developmental phase that captures the transition from childhood to adulthood. This short course introduces the HEEADSSS wellbeing assessment framework commonly used in youth health settings, and is well known in youth health, both locally and internationally

Coexisting problems in taiohi (youth)

During this module, you will gain the skills and knowledge to confidently identify, assess and provide assistance in the treatment of substance abuse that affects the mental wellbeing of taiohi.

We acknowledge that during the transition between childhood and adulthood, our taiohi's brains undergo rapid development. Studies have shown that when wellbeing is supported/mentored during this time, the transition to adulthood is easier for all involved.

Substance use and taiohi (youth)

This module aims to support you with your skills and knowledge development to identify and support the treatment of substance use and other issues that affect the mental wellbeing of taiohi/young people.

The transition from childhood to adulthood is a time of immense change, physically, mentally and socially. It is a time of experimentation when most taiohi will be exposed to new ideas and experiences. It is natural to be curious, and some will choose to try substances, with or without the knowledge of their whānau during this time.

Sarcoma in children

Delay in diagnosis of sarcoma directly, impacts upon long term prognosis. Using case scenarios, Andrew Graydon overviews the recognition, diagnosis and principles of management of this important type of cancer focusing mainly on the paediatric patient.

Constipation in children

In this podcast, Dr Rebecca Hayman reviews the optimal management of childhood constipation. She discusses pathophysiology, the important clues that can be gained from a comprehensive history and thorough examination, and finally the management including dis-impaction, and why long term maintenance treatment is so important.

ADHD management

PODCAST: Dr Colette Muir talks about the management of ADHD in children.

ADHD assessment and diagnosis

Dr Colette Muir talks about assessment and diagnosis of ADD and ADHD in children. She covers comprehensive assessment, supporting families, and the wider context.

Asthma management in children

Asthma is a chronic inflammatory disease of the respiratory tract. New Zealand has one of the highest reported cases of asthma globally, with the prevalence of asthma highest amongst children and young adults.

It is dominant amongst Māori and Pacific children.

This short course incorporates:

Asthma in under five-year-olds

PODCAST: Dr David McNamara on the challenges and barriers to diagnosis of asthma in the under five-year-old child.

Cow's milk allergy in infants

Adverse reactions to foods can be classified depending on whether there is an immune mediated reaction or not. Immune mediated reactions can be further broken down by whether they are due to IgE allergic antibodies or not. Understanding whether an infant has allergy or intolerance, and if allergy what type of allergy, is key to diagnosis and management of infants with CMA.

How common is cow’s milk allergy (CMA)?


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