Register for Child and Teen Checkups In-person Training - Minnesota Department of Health

Request a Standard or Custom Child and Teen Checkups Training

To request a Child and Teen Checkups (CT&C) training in your area or for your staff/organization, please submit a C&TC Training Request. Refer to the Training Descriptions below for more information on potential training available. Standard C&TC in-person trainings are available several times per year throughout the state, but these trainings may not be available at the time and location most convenient for all participants. MDH will work with you to customize CT&C training specific to your needs.

MDH Standard In-Person Training Descriptions

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Training includes an overview of C&TC, provides info on evidenced-based best practices, required components of a complete C&TC well child exam, and program activities of outreach, screening, results, referral and follow-up with strategies for collaboration with community partners. Intended for: Those who provide and assist in the provision of C&TC screening (providers, nurses, MAs, Head Start, Trained support staff/aides, C&TC/MCH coordinators and outreach workers, Clinic and PH admins, and Health Plan Representatives).
Training is intended for RNs and PHNs who plan to actively provide C&TC screenings w/in 3 – 6 months and have NOT been trained. It includes to C&TC screening, standards and components, a systematic review of a physical exam, range of normal findings, common problems that may be encountered and referral criteria. Also included, a practicum of participant demos w/child models, preparation homework, practicing with a mentor in your own clinic and an on-site clinical consultation. Intended for: RNs and PHNs who plan to actively provide C&TC screenings w/in 3 – 6 months and have NOT been trained.
Training includes updates on current C&TC content and screening procedures, and will enhance knowledge and skills needed to provide C&TC services consistent with program standards. Intended for: PHNs who have attended a C&TC Comprehensive (3-day) Training in the past and who currently provide C&TC screening services RNs/PHNs should attend a Refresher training every 2 – 5 years if they actively provide C&TC screenings.
Training covers best practices for hearing and vision screenings, including recent updates and guidelines for referral. Common abnormalities are presented as well as the wide range of variability in normal findings. Participant demonstrations for all the components of a vision or hearing screening offers an opportunity for participants to gain experience and confidence in their screening skills including the proper use and care of audiometers, tympanometers, OAEs, ophthalmoscopes, and otoscopes. Intended for: Nurses who perform hearing and vision screening in children during C&TC exams, at Early Childhood Screening, Head Starts, Clinics or Schools.
Training includes best practices for hearing and vision screenings in children, recent updates and advances in hearing and vision screening and criteria for referral, and demonstration and practice of the basic components of hearing and vision screening. This offers participants the opportunity to gain experience and confidence in their screening skills. Intended for: Medical assistants, school health assistants, volunteers and other non-nurses who perform vision and hearing screening for children in Head Start, Early Childhood Screening, Schools, and Clinics and other community settings. May also be sufficient for nurses who provide only basic hearing and vision screenings.

MDH Custom C&TC Training Descriptions

Custom Trainings are for C&TC clinics and providers.

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Tailored to the clinic or health system's needs, and will include tool overview, implementation, interpretation of results, and referral resources.

Provides an overview of C&TC, information on evidenced-based best practices, required components of a complete C&TC well child exam, and program activities of outreach, screening, results, referral and follow-up with strategies for collaboration with community partners.

Focuses on practical tools to support 1:1 time with the adolescent patient, improve youth experience, meet preventive health quality measures, and support health transition to young adulthood. Basic tenets of minors consent and confidential care are also covered.

Tailored to audience needs, based on where they are on the spectrum of learning and implementation. Core curriculum includes choosing a validated tool, successful implementation of screening processes, interpreting results, family-centered decision making, making referrals, community resources, and navigating a sometimes too-complicated system.

Training covers best practices for hearing and vision screenings, including recent updates and guidelines for referral. Common abnormalities are presented as well as the wide range of variability in normal findings. Participant demos demonstrations for all the components of a vision or hearing screening offers an opportunity for participants to gain experience and confidence in their screening skills including the proper use and care of audiometers, tympanometers, OAEs, ophthalmoscopes, and otoscopes.

Designed for those who provide health related services to children and families, especially providers of any/all components of a Child and Teen Checkups (C&TC) well-child exam.

Outlines the C&TC oral health requirements understanding early childhood caries (ECC), increased risks of ECC in the C&TC eligible population, use of the oral health risk assessment tool and resources for oral health education. Includes information on requirements and resources for implementation of fluoride varnish application in C&TC setting.

NOTE: If you are interested in other C&TC related training that is not described above, please submit a C&TC Training Request and indicate the topic area(s) of interest.

To identify other topics that may be of interest, review the C&TC Periodicity Schedule.

Updated Wednesday, 18-Sep-2019 13:05:59 CDT