Treating Young People

Clinical Practice guidelines

Discusses engaging with and assessing the adolescent patient
Access RCH resource

Overview of HEEADSSS assessment

A series of four videos detailing different elements of a HEEADSS assessment

Video 1: When HEEADSSS conversations with young people are crucial

Outlines the advantages of using the HEEADSSS approach

Video 2: What a young person may bring to the conversation

Includes stages of adolescent development; trauma disclosure; identifying protective factors; approaches to different stages of development

Video 3: Useful tips for HEEADSSS conversations

Skills and approaches to support effective HEEADSSS conversations including setting up the conversation, covering tricky questions, building trust, and getting difficult conversations back on track.

Video 4: Developing a responsive management plan

Approaches to support young people as partners in their care and develop responsive management plans for young people

Sourced from NSW health

Risk-taking behavior in adolescents

A journal article providing an update on risk-taking behaviours in adolescence and highlight tips for re-orienting general practice towards youth-friendly preventive care for adolescents. Access at Australian Journal of General Practice