Community Programs - Steps in Education
A community program providing sex education, child health and development,and maternal health information, in remote areas for young women
community program, child health, child development, health information
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Community Programs

Parenting support programs at an early parenting centre through the use of baby massage, to build parenting skills and confidence. Two other programs were developed which focused on the building of relationships between parents and their infants and toddlers.

Dental health training package in conjunction with Dental Health Service Victoria.

Health promotion programs including sexual health for teenagers, and various child health promotion programs, whilst working on contract in remote Indigenous communities from 2014-2019.

Awareness and raising impact of lead as a by product of mining in conjunction with Lead Alliance to assist in raising awareness.

Health promotion program to promote child safety in communities in conjunction with an Indigenous health promotion officer in remote communities.

Training & Instruction

Development of Training package and protocol using LeadCare II analyser device to test capillary lead blood levels for children aged 6 months to 5 years. Training of all staff in using this machine and following correct protocol to prevent specimens contamination (training up to 20 people).

Revised and updated training requirements as identified working on the Strong Women project with the assistance of the program coordinator.

Developed in conjunction with Dental Health Victoria (state level) to devise a dental health training package (published April 2014) for early childhood workers and Indigenous health workers. The aim of the program was to allow for versatility and adaptability to any area and level of expertise.

Developed an eLearning program for a private registered training organisation, accessible to nurses who are registered with the organisation.

Developed and designed three group programs whilst employed at a public hospital which supported vulnerable families suffering from depression and life events. These programs were promoted through the community and social service organisation.

Long history of clinical facilitation of undergraduate nursing students at various hospital settings (acute, community and aged care settings).

Lead Health Management Projects

Working with North-West Health and Hospital Service in Mount Isa in Queensland to implement the 'Lead Health Management Project'.

The project received funding from the Queensland Health Department for three months to implement this training program.

The town of Mount Isa has a mine which produces a number of toxins and lead dust which is in the environment but greater levels are seen in a mining town.

The aim of this project was to introduce a management protocol to meet NHMRC (National Health Medical Research Council) guidelines, with a referral pathway for children who demonstrated high levels of capillary blood.

The program has developed a training package for staff, a packager using LeadCare II analyser machine to a level which is consistent across four implementation sites, which has been developed in conjunction with health promotion organisations to promote the service for children aged 6 months to 5 years.

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