Giving young people a good health experience

The Kidz First Community Centre for Youth Health is holding a series of Youth Health Workshops to help clinical staff improve the way they provide health services to young people.

The one-day workshop Clinical Skills in Youth Health covers adolescent development, communication and engagement with young people, assessment models, and an introduction to basic intervention skills when working with young people.

“We spend time talking about the issues young people are facing today, and how we can help them as healthcare professionals” says course facilitator Carmen Bradley. “We find vulnerable, high-risk young people are quite sceptical of health services, so engaging and building relationships is a key part of the service we offer.”

“It’s very rewarding to be able to give a young person a good experience of dealing with a health professional; our training course gives clinicians the tools to be able to do that.”

The workshop is suitable for anyone offering clinical health services to young people, from nurses, doctors, and specialists, through to physios and social workers.

After attending the workshop, nurse Lucy Li said “it was very engaging and involved fun group activities using the HEaADSSS assessment model, which enabled us to develop our youth health skills. The nurse educators are very knowledgeable and shared a lot of insights from their experiences working with young people from vulnerable backgrounds.”

Other courses offered by the Centre for Youth Health include Working with Transgender Children and Young People, and tailor-made bespoke training that can be held in-house for different departments.

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