Child and youth health

Shaken baby syndrome

Shaken baby syndrome (SBS) is the leading cause of preventable, traumatic head injury in those under the age of two years. The term SBS is the most commonly used internationally although remains controversial as it indicates one exact cause of injury.

Sore throat management in primary care

New Zealand has high rates of acute rheumatic fever (ARF). If not  prevented, the implications for a child and their whanau of this diagnosis is devastating, with monthly bicillin injections, and possible heart surgery and premature death.  

Anorexia - Hiran Thabrew

Dr Hiran Thabrew talks about anorexia nervosa. Hiran is a duel-trained child and adolescent psychiatrist and paediatrician. He is a senior lecturer within the department of psychological medicine at the University of Auckland, and clinician.

Childhood stuttering

Stuttering is common in young children. Myths persist about the causes of stuttering, which can serve as a barrier to early and effective treatment.

General Practitioners and Plunket Nurses are often the first point of contact for parents of a child who is stuttering. This short course is designed to provide professionals with up-to-date information about stuttering and to help them make informed clinical judgements about when to refer children for speech language therapy.

Depression in adolescents - Sally Merry

Professor Sally Merry talks about depression in adolescents. Sally holds the Cure Kids Duke Family Chair and is head of Department of Psychological Medicine at The University of Auckland.

Childhood Eczema - Paul Jarrett

Dr Paul Jarrett talks about managing childhood eczema. Paul is a consultant dermatologist at counties Manukau DHB and an honorary senior lecturer at The University of Auckland.

        

CEP 9: Integrated Care

This course is part of the Introduction to Co-existing Problems (CEP) in Youth series. Integrated care involves the co-ordination, collaboration and cooperation of mental health and substance abuse services combining at an individual level to ensure that clients and families’ access screening, assessment, treatment planning, service delivery and continuing care in a smooth and relatively seamless way. 

Immunisation - Nikki Turner

Dr Nikki Turner talks about immunisation in primary care. Nikki is director of the immunisation advisory centre (IMAC). She is an Associate Professor in theDepartment of General Practice and Primary Healthcare at the University of Auckland. Her special interests are in immunisation, preventative child health and child poverty.

Sore throats and rheumatic fever - Emma Best

Dr Emma Best talks about sore throats and rheumatic fever. Emma is a paediatric infectious disease consultant at Starship children’s hospital in Auckland and a senior lecturer in paediatrics at the University of Auckland.

CEP 8: Management

This course is part of the Introduction to Co-existing Problems (CEP) in Youth series. The management of young people with CEP mainly involves applying established addiction and mental health treatments together in an integrated way. Unfortunately few specific CEP treatment interventions have been developed or evaluated in children and young people.

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