An exploratory cluster trial of a sustainable capacity building intervention to promote positive child mental health in Family Day Care [ 2010 - 2012 ]

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Researchers Davis Dr Elise C; Prof Elizabeth B Waters; Prof Helen E Herrman; A/Prof Linda J Harrison; Prof Margaret Sims; Dr Kay E Cook; Prof Andrew J Mackinnon; A/Prof Bernard J Marshall; Ms Cathrine Mihalopoulos

Brief description Rarely is solution-oriented intervention research built and conducted with rigorous research designs in communities of extreme disadvantage. This study builds on the enthusiasm of a leading child welfare organisation in its commitment to contribute to evidence for practice-oriented solutions. The research will serve as a model for the Family Day Care and childcare sectors. The study is an essential step in the development of an intervention prior to a large-scale evaluation. With a strong evidence base, this program may be implemented widely within the sector nationally, thus addressing a key area of children's health inequalities - mental health.

Funding Amount $157,014

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