Investigation of a Culturally Secure Home Visiting Model for Aboriginal Family and Child Health Support in the Midland Community in Western Australia
Munns, Ailsa Marie
Assoc. Prof. Christine Toye
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Nursing, Midwifery and Paramedicine
This study investigated the development and implementation of peer-led home visiting support for Aboriginal families with young children in Midland, Western Australia. The action research methodology identified strategies for a suitable, feasible, acceptable and effective peer-led home visiting parent support program using a partnership approach between peers, parents, the community and a child health nurse researcher. Implementation demonstrated that the emerging role of the peer support worker was integral to strengthening parenting environments.
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