Child and youth health

Dysphagia Training for SLTs - Level 1 Update

This is a refresher for the level 1 course in dysphagia. It reviews the knowledge you need to support and advise school staff, families and other education therapists working with children with dysphagia or feeding difficulties. The Level 1 training you completed was in the area of eating, drinking and swallowing. It was designed to empower and enable you to provide support and resources to your colleagues in this area of practice.

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:

Burns: assessment & management

Burns and scalds are a leading cause of injury to children in New Zealand. Children under the age of five most at risk of burns and scalds with hot liquids being the leading cause of injury in this age group. Māori are at increased risk, particularly in the under-five age group, as are males in all age groups.

Following completion of this short course you will:

Dysphagia Training for SLTs - Awareness Level Update

Following completion of our online dysphagia awareness course, and having had the last few months to put into practice the things you have learnt, this short course provides the opportunity for you to reflect on your learning over the past year and to think about where your dysphagia skills and knowledge can progress over the next 12 months.

Whether you have had lots of experience, a little, or none, this is your opportunity to review the course content and consider questions about your working practices.

Rheumatic Fever

Rheumatic fever is an autoimmune response to Group A Streptococcus (GAS) infection of the upper respiratory tract. The autoimmune response may result in carditis or inflammation of the mitral and/or aortic valves. When the inflammation leads to permanent damage of the valves the individual has rheumatic heart disease (RHD).

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.

Foundations in ICAMH 4: Supporting the Wellbeing of Infants, Children and Youth

This course provides an overview of how to support infant, child and youth mental health issues and enhance wellbeing.

Learning objectives:


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