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HerWay Home Program: Comprehensive Programming for Women and Children in Victoria

HerWay Home Program: Comprehensive Programming for Women and Children in Victoria

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HerWay Home Program: Comprehensive Programming for Women and Children in Victoria

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  1. HerWay Home Program: Comprehensive Programming for Women and Children in Victoria Presented by: Jill Davoren Betty Poag

  2. Queen Alexandra Hospital Foundation for Children • Victoria General Hospital- Perinatal Program • Blanshard Community Birth Project HerWay Home Program

  3. Review of the literature • Identify best approach to ensure broad, “low threshold” support for women • Comprehensive, coordinated, cross-sectoral and interdisciplinary HerWay Home Program

  4. Current Membership Includes: • Over 30 community and health service agencies • Over 85 individuals • 2 Ministries • Several community members HerWay Home Program

  5. Housing First Empowering Respect Woman Acceptance Y our Choice Health Opportunity Mothering Equality HerWay Home Program

  6. Theoretical Frameworks that guide our service delivery model: • Woman-Centred & Child-Centred • Trauma Informed • Harm Reduction • Services “mapped” to stages of change (Transtheoretical Model) • Staff will have training in Motivational Interviewing to work more effectively with clients. HerWay Home Program

  7. Services: • Housing • Primary Health Services/Perinatal Services • Infant/Child Services • Drug and Alcohol Counselling HerWay Home Program

  8. Services cont’d: • Woman Abuse Response Services • Parenting Support and Advocacy • Nutrition/Food security • Pragmatic Supports HerWay Home Program

  9. Experience of Violence Poverty Stigma and Racial Discrimination Policy on Mothering, ethics of funding Mother’s use of other drugs Mother’s nutrition Resilience Mother’s access to prenatal care Mother’s overall health Genetics Mother’s stress level Age Context/Isolation Experience of Loss HerWay Home Mother’s Alcohol Use Physical environment, housing Poole, N. (2003). Mother and Child Reunion: Preventing Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder by Promoting Women's Health. Vancouver, BC: BCCEWH

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  11. "All labour that uplifts humanity has dignity and importance and should be undertaken with painstaking excellence." Martin Luther King Jr. HerWay Home

  12. Thank you for your time and attention! HerWay Home