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A credentialing process and associated e-learning package for new facilitators and allied health professionals is under development. This part of the HMHF site will have two purposes. Firstly, content will assist facilitators to gain competency running the workshops. Secondly, the website is for paediatric health professionals to include healthy activity coaching into their practice with families.


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Background research underpinning Healthy Mothers Healthy Families

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Bourke-Taylor, H.M., Jane, F.M., Peat, J. (2019) Healthy Mothers Healthy Families Workshop Intervention: A Preliminary Investigation of Healthy Lifestyle Changes for Mothers of a Child with a Disability. Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders, 49(3), 935-949. doi:10.1007/s10803-018-3789-1
Farrugia, T., Hewitt, A., Bourke-Taylor, H.M., Joosten, A. (2018) The impact of carer status on participation in healthy activity and self-reported health among Australian women over 50 years, Australian Occupational Therapy Journal, 66(1), 23-32. DOI: 10.1111/1440-1630.12491
Bourke-Taylor, H.M., Jane, F.M. (2018) Mothers’ Experiences of a Women’s Health and Empowerment Program for Mothers of a Child with a Disability. Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders. 48(6), pp 2174–2186, doi: 0.1007/s10803-018-3486-0
Bourke-Taylor, H.M., Cordier, R., Pallant, J. (2018) Child’s Challenging Behavior Scale Version 2: Criterion validity with Child Behavior Checklist and Strengths and Difficulties Questionnaire with young typically developing children. American Journal of Occupational Therapy, 72(1) e-pages.
Bourke-Taylor, H.M. (2017) Occupational therapists working with children and families: Two decades of progress. Australian Occupational Therapy Journal, Special Issue. 64 (Suppl. 1), 11–13.
Joyce, K., Bourke-Taylor, H.M., Wilkes-Gillan, S. (2017) Validity of the Assistance to Participate Scale with parents of typically developing Australian children aged 3-8 years. Australian Occupational Therapy Journal,64(5), 381-390.
Muskett, R., Bourke-Taylor, H.M., Hewitt, A. (2017) Intrarater reliability of the Health Promoting Activities Scale. American Journal of Occupational Therapy, 71(4), 7104190010p1-7104190010p8
Bourke-Taylor, H.M., Pallant, J., Cordier, R. (2017) Child’s Challenging Behaviour Scale version 2: Psychometric evaluation with mothers of typically developing young children. American Journal of Occupational Therapy, 71(4) pages unknown.
Bourke-Taylor, H.M. (2016) Editorial. Supporting the occupational participation of Australia’s carers. Australian Occupational Therapy Journal, 63(3), 141-142.
Bourke-Taylor, H., Cotter, C., Stephan, R. (2015) Complementary, alternative and mainstream service use among families with young children with cerebral palsy: Costs and family sacrifice to access choices. Physical and Occupational Therapy in Pediatrics, 35(3), 311-325.
Bourke-Taylor, H, Lalor, A., Farnworth, L., Pallant, J., Knightbridge, L., McLelland, G. (2015). Investigation of the self reported health and health related behaviours of Victorian mothers of school aged children. Australian Journal of Primary Health, 21(1), 66-73.
Bourke-Taylor H.M., Lalor, A., Farnworth, L., Pallant, J. (2014) Further validation of the Health Promoting Activities Scale with mothers of typically developing children. Australian Occupational Therapy Journal, 61(5), 308-315.
Bourke-Taylor, H., Pallant, J., Law, M., & Howie, L. (2014). Relationship between sleep disruptions, health and care responsibilities among mothers of school-aged children with disabilities. Journal of Paediatrics and Child Health, 49(9), 775–782.
Bourke-Taylor, H., Pallant, J., Law, M., (2014). Update on the Child’s Challenging Behaviour Scale following evaluation using rasch analysis. Child: Care, Health and Development, 40(2), 242-249.
Bourke-Taylor, H., Pallant, J. (2013). The Assistance to Participate Scale to measure play and leisure support for children with developmental disability: Update following rasch analysis. Child: Care, Health and Development,39(4),544-551.
Bourke-Taylor, H., Cotter, C., Stephan, R. (2013), Young children with cerebral palsy: families self reported equipment needs and out of pocket expenditure. Child: Care, Health and Development, 40(5), 654-662.
Bourke-Taylor, H., Pallant, J., Law, M., & Howie, L. (2012). Predicting mental health among mothers of school-aged children with developmental disabilities: The relative contribution of child, maternal and environmental factors. Research in Developmental Disability, 33(6), 1732-1740.
Bourke-Taylor. H.M., Law, M., Howie, L. Pallant, J.F. (2012) Development of the Health Promoting Activities Scale (HPAS) for measurement of mother’s participation in leisure. American Journal of Occupational Therapy, 66(1), e1-e10.
Bourke-Taylor. H.M., Howie, L. Law, M., Pallant, J.F. (2012) Self reported mental health of mothers with a school aged child with a disability in Victoria: a mixed method study. Journal of Paediatrics and Child Health. 48(2), 153-159.
Bourke-Taylor. H.M., Howie, L., Law, M., (2011) The preclusion of mothers of school aged children with disabilities from paid work and relationship to health related quality of life. Journal of Intellectual Disability Research, 55(5). 511-520.
Bourke-Taylor, H. M. (2010). Understanding the family's perspective: Parenting a child with cerebral palsy. In K. Dodd, C. Imms & N. Taylor (Eds.), Physiotherapy and occupational therapy for people with cerebral palsy: A problem-based approach to assessment and management ( pp 31-39). London, UK: Mac Keith Press.
Bourke-Taylor, H. M., Howie, L., & Law, M. (2010). Impact of caring for a school aged child with a disability: Understanding mothers’ perspectives. Australian Occupational Therapy Journal, 57(2), 127-136.
Bourke-Taylor, H. M., Law, M., Howie, L., & Pallant, J. F. (2010). Development of the Child's Challenging Behaviour Scale (CCBS) for mothers of school aged children with disabilities. Child: Care, Health and Development, 36(4), 491-498.
Bourke-Taylor, H. M., Law, M., Howie, L., & Pallant, J. F. (2009). Development of the Assistance to Participate Scale (APS) for children's play and leisure activities. Child: Care, Health and Development, 35(5), 738-745.