The Children’s Hospital at Westmead and NSW Kids and Families recently launched the KidsQuit Smoking Cessation Brief Intervention E-learning program. This free online interactive program takes approximately 30 minutes to complete and is backed by evidence-based research.
The objectives of KidsQuit are to increase knowledge of the 5A’s of smoking cessation, boost confidence in performing brief interventions and provide resources and support to professionals. The training is suited for not only health professionals, but any professional who comes into contact with adolescents or parents and carers who smoke.
Three additional modules have been added to focus on high risk groups including adolescents with mental health conditions, who are pregnant and Aboriginal young people. KidsQuit is unique in its focus on adolescents, parents and carers and how to best educate and empower those working with young people to talk to them about quitting smoking.
Visit http://www.kidsquit.org.au to access this free training, and receive a certificate on completion for use in gaining professional development points.