Webinar Recording: Engaging with Families and Communities

Webcast 22 August 2016
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Webinar Recordings - Supporting Families

Webcast 22 August 2016

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About the Webinar

This presentation includes information that has been gathered from projects that the presenter has been involved with that have included engaging with families and communities.

Good evidence from around the world clearly demonstrates that when families and communities are involved, mothers and infants thrive. In addition, when considering the delivery of maternity services to diverse populations, there is evidence to suggest that expectant and new mothers are highly influenced by their partner, families, friends and their local communities. ‘Alloparents’ are significant in families, for example grandparents, other blood relatives and community neighbours who directly provide care and support to mothers and their infants. This supports the concept that ‘it takes a village to bring a child up’.

 About the Presenter

 Mary Steen is a Professor in Midwifery at UniSA, Adelaide, South Australia and a visiting professor of midwifery at University of Chester, UK University of Sao Paulo, Brazil and University of Port Harcourt, Nigeria. She is a mother of three children and has been a  midwife for over 28 years and been involved in midwifery research since 1990. During that time she has become very interested in a wide remit of midwifery and family health issues. This has led her to undertake several research studies and service development  projects; with the overall aim to improve the care and services for women, babies and their families. She is a prolific writer and has numerous publications and contributed to several books and chapters. 

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