Resources

The QCYCN develops and endorses a range of resources for clinicians. These resources aim to translate research and clinical consensus into practice at a statewide level.

Adolescent and Young Adult Statewide Strategy

The Queensland Child and Youth Clinical Network have published the Optimising Adolescent and Young Adult Care in Queensland Strategy and the AYA Quality Care Position Statement. The purpose of these documents are to provide clarity about gold standard, evidence-based Adolescent and Young Adult (AYA) care for young people aged 12–25 years. The strategy further defines the AYA population, service delivery standards including recommendations and responsibilities and identifies the needs of young people aged 12-25 years across sectors and across Queensland. This document pertains to all professionals working across sectors with AYAs requiring health and mental health care. We hope this work will act as a blueprint for AYA policies, strategies and initiatives to elevate and improve healthcare for young people in our state.

Position Statements

Health Professional Education – Quality AYA Care

The Queensland Child and Youth Clinical Network’s Adolescent and Young Adult Subnetwork have launched the Health Professional Education – Quality AYA Care series. These webinars and learning templates have been designed to provide any professional within health an overview of the foundational elements needed to provide quality care to patients 12-25 years. QCYCN developed the content with clinical experts in AYA care from across Queensland and the health sector who form the AYA Subnetwork, including a carer and an AYA consumer. Each module within the series should take approximately 1.5hrs to complete.

AYA Innovation Hub

The Queensland Child and Youth Clinical Network’s Adolescent and Young Adult Subnetwork has launched the AYA Innovation Hub. This is an online space connecting professionals working in AYA health and mental health across the state to foster collaboration, share resources and information and foster innovation. The AYA Innovation Hub provides links to education and training opportunities and is accessible the Queensland Health Staff and is open to external professionals and consumers.

Queensland Health Staff, please join the AYA Innovation Hub,

External professionals and consumer, please apply for access.

AYA additional resources

These resources support the delivery of consistent, evidence-based care within child and family health services and specialist child development services. The Child Development and Child Health Subnetworks created or provided clinical input for these resources.

Position statements

Child Health Service delivery resources

Child Development Statewide models

Child Development Service delivery resources

Additional resources

These resources support the delivery of consistent, evidence-based care to children and young people who may be at risk of or are above a healthy weight, and their families.

Service delivery resources

Forums and events