[Cite as http://purl.org/au-research/grants/arc/LP130100306]
Researchers Prof Hannah Dahlen; Prof Virginia Schmied; Prof Cathrine Fowler; Mr Robert Mills; Mrs Marie Dickinson; Ms Yvonne McCann; Mrs Jane Kookarkin;
Brief description This mixed methods study will examine the physical (including pregnancy and obstetric interventions), psychological and demographic characteristics, trends, service needs and co-admissions to other health services, of women and infants admitted to residential parenting services (RPS) of Tresillian and Karitane in NSW. Analysis of NSW linked data 2000-2010, clinical records and focus groups with staff will provide original evidence about whether characteristics of parents admitted to the RPS reflect currently understood �risk� profiles and whether complications and interventions during childbirth may impact on parenting. This will inform future service design and delivery and essential skills required by RPS staff.
Funding Amount $119,684
Funding Scheme Linkage Projects