Training maternal and child health nurses in early relational trauma: An evaluation of the MERTIL workforce training
Elizabeth M Clancy, Jennifer McIntosh, Anna T Booth, Jade Sheen, Matthew Johnson, Tanudja Gibson, R Nicolas Bennett, Louise Newman
Nurse Education Today | CHURCHILL LIVINGSTONE | Published : 2020
BACKGROUND: Parents who experience relational trauma may inadvertently create contexts of care that undermine secure beginnings to life for their young children. Universal health services such as Maternal and Child Health (MCH) services offer a unique whole-of-population platform for prevention through early detection and intervention. To date however, relevant workforce training has been minimal. OBJECTIVES: We report on an evaluation of state-wide workforce training to support MCH nurses to identify and respond to early relational trauma within parent-child dyads. DESIGN: Process and learning evaluation data were obtained at baseline (N = 1450), exit (n = 734) and follow-up (n = 651). SETT..View full abstract
This work was supported by the Department of Education and Training and the Department of Health, State Government of Victoria, Australia.