Supporting Mothers, Children And Families In The First 2000 Days

Event Name
Supporting Mothers, Children And Families In The First 2000 Days
14 July 2020
02:00 pm - 03:30 pm

Address (Room): Zoom details to be provided once you RSVP your attendance through Eventbrite.


2020 has been extremely challenging particularly for those who were affected by the bushfires and now COVID-19. In this whirlwind of events and changes in our family and working lives, we have missed some opportunities to celebrate the International Year of the Nurse and Midwife. The Health & Well-being Research Theme, & the Mother, Infant and Family Health Research Network in the School of Nursing and Midwifery & the Centre for Transforming Early Education and Health (TeEACH), Western Sydney University invite you to a research webinar to celebrate the International Year of the Nurse and Midwife and our commitment to supporting mothers, children and families in Western Sydney and beyond in the first 2000 days. The webinar offers a snapshot of current research and education innovations that research teams at Western Sydney University are undertaking in partnership with midwives, child and family health nurses, and health and community service leaders.

Registered attendees will receive zoom details closer to the event date. 2.00-2.15pm - Acknowledgement of Country & Introduction to mother, infant and family research at Western & TeEACH Professor Virginia Schmied & Associate Professor Rebekah Grace 2.15-2.20pm - Birth in the time of COVID Professor Hannah Dahlen 2.20-2.25pm - Does using a peanut ball during labour with an epidural affect birth outcomes? A pilot randomised controlled trial study Associate Professor Virginia Stulz 2.25-2.30pm - My Support: A postnatal planning resource for women Professor Virginia Schmied & Ms Lisa White (WSLHD) 2.30-2.35pm - The SWIMMS Project – Mentoring midwifery students Associate Professor Athena Sheehan 2.35-2.40pm - The PIPE project: an innovative model of interprofessional simulation training in perinatal mental health Hazel Keedle & Professor Virginia Schmied 2.40-2.45pm - Building capacity for domestic violence enquiry & intervention: a brief training program for health professionals Dr Rebecca O’Reilly 2.45-2.50pm - Healthier, Wealthier Fairfield Families Associate Professor Rebekah Grace 2.50-2.55 Sharing Parenting Stories & Love: Co-designing parenting resources with South Asian mothers Dr Cathy Kaplun 2.55-3.00pm - FRESH: “Nursing support for Families, Relationships and Early Childhood through Sustained Home-visiting” Dr Stacy Blythe 2.00-3.25pm - Panel discussion & Q&A with representatives from NSW Health 3.25-3.30pm- Summary and Close Professor Virginia Schmied.


Name: Virginia Schmied