The “Safe Nest Group” pilot project: Early intervention for mothers and infants leaving family violence
The specific aims of the research are to:
- Examine the impact of the SNG program on maternal depression, stress and anxiety (i.e., maternal wellbeing).
- Determine whether the SNG program reduces trauma symptoms (i.e., dissociation) experienced by the mother.
- Examine the impact of the SNG program on relational withdrawal behaviours in the infant.
- Determine the impact of the SNG program on the quality of the mother–child relationship.
- Explore mothers’ subjective experience of the SNG program, including their satisfaction with the content and delivery of the program.
Associate Professor Katie Wood, Swinburne University of Technology
Associate Professor Rebecca Giallo, Murdoch Children’s Research Institute
Dr Alison Fogarty, Murdoch Children’s Research Institute
Bianca Morrison, Emerge Women and Children’s Support Network
Emma Hodges, Emerge Women and Children’s Support Network
Emerge: Women and Children’s Support Network
This project is funded by ANROWS Research Fund to Reduce Violence against Women and their Children (Philanthropic – Luke Batty Legacy).