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ECHO Networks

Our current ECHO networks are designed to improve practice capabilities around specific paediatric conditions for providers in health, education and community services.

Learn more about the ECHO networks below.

1 in 6 children are developmentally vulnerable in Queensland.

This network is designed to support local providers in effective behaviour and mental health management in children and young people with the added aim to minimise the risk of these problems persisting into adulthood.

Audience

GPs, child health/school nurses, allied health including psychologists, social workers and occupational therapists, guidance officers and any other professionals who support children with behavioural and mental health issues.
We welcome interested participants to join us from across Australia and internationally.

Commitment

20 weekly sessions (2 x 10 weeks) held virtually
Thursdays 8-9am Queensland time (AEST)
10 October – 12 December 2019

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Approximately 1 in 5 children and young people are affected by persistent pain, making it a common condition in Australia.
In this network, participants will learn to perform assessments and deliver evidence-based therapy for children and young people with persistent pain and their families.

Commitment

10 sessions, every 4 weeks held virtually
Tuesdays 12-1pm Queensland time (AEST)
12 February – 22 October 2019

Audience

Allied health professionals, General Paediatricians, and any other professionals who support children with persistent pain
We welcome interested participants to join us from across Australia and internationally.

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The assessment and management of complex paediatric foot anomalies often requires families to travel in order to receive treatment at metropolitan centres. In many cases these patients may be able to be safely assessed and treated closer to home, by local physiotherapists supported by the ECHO network.

Commitment

8 sessions fortnightly, held virtually
Mondays 1-2:30pm Queensland time (AEST)
2 September – 9 December 2019

Audience

Physiotherapists and Orthopaedic Nurses
We welcome interested participants to join us from across Australia and internationally.

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Children and young people who have type 1 diabetes face a life-long commitment to their health from diagnosis. Type 1 Diabetes has a considerable impact on the emotional wellbeing and quality of life of a person and their family (AIHW 2013).

This network is designed as a forum for local providers to access professional guidance and support to respond to the complex needs of children living with diabetes. This network has been developed in response to the growing demand for local diabetes management outside of the metropolitan, tertiary centres.

Commitment

10 sessions, fortnightly, held virtually
Wednesdays 3-4pm QLD time
Winter start up to be confirmed

Audience

Diabetes educators, dietitians, social workers, psychologists, and any other professionals who support children and their families with Type 1 Diabetes

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Of the 1,929 humanitarian arrivals who settled in Queensland in 2017, 40% were under 18 years of age.

All refugee children have experienced trauma in some form – this may be physical, emotional, or psychological.

Studies have shown that up to 63% of children from a refugee background display symptoms of post-traumatic stress disorder.

This network is designed to support local providers to respond to the complex needs of refugee families impacted by significant trauma.

Audience

Teachers, deputy principals, guidance officers, EAL/D teachers, speech pathologists and any other professionals who support children from refugee backgrounds. We welcome interested participants to join us from across Australia and internationally.

Commitment

7 weekly sessions held virtually
Mondays 3:15-4:30pm Queensland time (AEST)
14 October – 27 November 2019

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More than one in four kids in Queensland are overweight or obese, with most of them likely to remain overweight as adults.

This network is designed to support local providers in effective weight management for children and young people, and to give every child the best possible start in life.

Audience

GPs, paediatricians, child health/school nurses, guidance officers, allied health professionals, and any other professionals who support children with healthy growth.

We welcome interested participants to join us from across Australia and internationally.

Commitment

4 weekly sessions held virtually
Tuesdays 8-9am Queensland time (AEST)
5 – 26 November 2019

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