Module 2: perspectives on working with young people: overhead transparencies

A youth health issue in focus: Indigenous youth health

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Slide 1
Slide 2
Slide 3 - summary
Slide 4 - summary (cont.)

Slide 1

Provide information on health issues to young people.
  • Risk-taking behaviours such as experimentation with:
    • drugs
    • unsafe sex.

  • Youth health is influenced by the following issues:
    • individual
    • family
    • peer
    • cultural
    • spiritual
    • community
    • societal/political
    • environmental.

Slide 2

Provide information on health issues to young people.
  • Many illnesses are preventable.

  • Many issues uniquely impact on Indigenous Australians:
    • Nutrition
    • Drug and alcohol use.
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Slide 3 - summary

  • Frontline workers have a responsibility to provide information on health issues to young people.

  • This is particularly important in reducing harm related to risk-taking behaviours such as experimentation with drugs or unsafe sex. Youth health is influenced by a range of factors including individual, family, peer, cultural, spiritual, community, societal/political, environmental, issues.

Slide 4 - summary (cont.)

  • Many illnesses affecting young people are preventable.

  • Many issues uniquely impact on indigenous Australians. These include nutrition and drug and alcohol use.

  • To reduce harm, frontline workers have a responsibility to provide information on health issues to young people, particularly in relation to drug use and sexual behaviour.