Yarning about Quitting is a blended learning package that aims to increase the capacity of health professionals to provide effective and culturally appropriate smoking cessation support to pregnant Aboriginal women and mothers.

The package provides evidence-based information about treatment of smoking in pregnancy. It also has a strong focus on communication skills including how to:

  • open a conversation about smoking and quitting
  • revisit the conversation over time (at subsequent visits)
  • work with a woman to provide effective support and advice to assist her to make/sustain quit attempts.

The Yarning about Quitting learning package includes:

  • an eLearning module
  • a resource kit that trainers/educators can use to conduct four hours of face-to-face training (PowerPoint presentation, facilitator notes, handouts)
  • the Yarning about Quitting DVD (used in the face-to-face training).

The package is designed to be used by trainers/educators to on-train staff within their service/organisation. While the eLearning module and DVD can be viewed independently, these resources are most effectively utilised as part of the whole learning package.

Yarning about Quitting is relevant for all health professionals working with Aboriginal women, women having Aboriginal babies, and Aboriginal families.

Yarning about Quitting e-learning module

HETI provides access to the Yarning about Quitting e-learning module.

Yarning about Quitting face-to-face training resource kit

Yarning about Quitting videos

Why is Yarning about Quitting important?

  • Scenario 1: Chrissie
  • Scenario 2: Marlene
  • Scenario 3: Lisa
  • Conclusion

View all the Yarning about Quitting videos.

Current as at: Thursday 16 June 2022
Contact page owner: Maternity, Child and Family