HMHF team wins award for Peer Mentor research at AACPDM/IAACD Better Together 2022 conference!
Peer mentor training: Pathway to competency for facilitators of Healthy Mothers Healthy Families
Healthy Mothers Healthy Families (HMHF) is a women’s health and empowerment program designed to promote the health and wellbeing of mothers of children with a disability. Co-designed through preliminary research (Bourke-Taylor et al., 2010), and evaluated by mothers who participate, the program is now delivered online and in face-to-face day workshops to groups of mothers. The website is a self-paced course that includes multimedia and is freely available to mothers to complete by themselves (see https://healthymothers-healthyfamilies.com/).
HMHF recently won the award for Best Poster at the Better Together conference hosted by the Australasian Academy of Cerebral Palsy and Developmental Medicine and the International Alliance of Academies of Childhood Disability in Melbourne, Australia.The poster presentation describes how the competency of facilitators, and therefore fidelity, was achieved during the upscale of Healthy Mothers Healthy Families workshops in Australia. Mothers are amazing!
Healthy Strides recently hosted a podcast about the poster. Click here to listen to the interview with Helen Bourke-Taylor PhD, Episode 43.
This presentation is FREE to listen to by clicking on the link below.
Bourke-Taylor, H., 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., et al. (2021). "Peer mentor training: Pathway to competency for facilitators of Healthy Mothers Healthy Families workshops." Child Care Health Dev 47(5): 575-587.