The Children’s Protection Society (CPS) provides support services to vulnerable families and children living in the North East Melbourne metropolitan area. In 2016, CPS started to run Mothers in Mind, a group program for mothers and young children who have experienced family violence and separated from the perpetrator. This program was developed by the Child Development Institute in Canada, and has been evaluated over a number of years in Canada. In early 2017, CPS contracted Department of Social Work at the University of Melbourne to carry out an evaluation of the Mothers in Mind (MIM) program, to include programs run in Term 3 2016, Term 4 2016, Term 2 2017 and Term 4 2017. The program due to run in Term 4 2017 was cancelled.
Fogden, L., Kertesz, M & Humphreys, C.