EXTERNALLY-FUNDED RESEARCH PROJECTS
Evaluation of ‘Children and Mothers In Mind’- retrieving the mother-child relationship after DFV
Evaluation of a trauma-informed, relationship-focussed, mother-child group intervention program being implemented by the Children’s Protection Society, designed to meet the parenting needs of mothers who have experienced DFV and are parenting pre-school children. The 22 week program includes a 8 session group work program (Connections) where mothers address issues of past trauma, a 10 week play-based mother and child group intervention, and a casework component. The program aims to strengthen parent-child relationships, enhance parenting skills and improve parenting self-efficacy.
Dr Margaret Kertesz
University of Melbourne
OPEN Learning Systems grant
Project start & End Dates
March 2018 – February 2019