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Northern Integrated Family
Violence Services Partnership
For professionals supporting the
safety of victim survivors in Melbourne's
northern metropolitan region

Maternal & Child Health Services Seek Feedback from Victim Survivors

The Centre for Evaluation and Research Evidence at the Department of Health is conducting an evaluation to explore whether family violence initiatives are making a positive difference for victim survivors and their families. As part of the evaluation, victim survivors and families at risk of family violence who have been receiving services from a Maternal & Child Health nursing service during 2017-2021 are invited to participate in a virtual or phone interview about their experience of the services provided by their Maternal & Child Health nurse. 

Maternal & Child Health services have a key role in supporting children and their parents during what is a period of heightened family violence risk from birth through the first years of childhood. Along with MARAM training, alignment of practice with information sharing, and more capacity to provide at-risk families extra support, Maternal & Child Health nurses are now consolidating their role in the family violence ecosystem.

More information, or to support a victim survivor to participate the study, see the plain language statement.

(DV Vic eBulletin, 1.11.21)