Victorian Maternal and Child Health Workforce Family Violence Training Needs Analysis Report uri icon


  • The Judith Lumley Centre (JLC) is a multidisciplinary public health research centre in the College of Science, Health and Engineering, School of Nursing and Midwifery at La Trobe University in Melbourne, Australia. Established in 1991, JLC has built a strong program of research addressing issues of major public health importance for mothers, parents and their young children. Commencing 1st May 2018, the Victorian Government Department of Education and Training (DET) commissioned JLC to conduct a Maternal and Child Health (MCH) workforce family violence Training Needs Analysis and develop a comprehensive, four year, professional development plan in consultation with the DET and key MCH and project stakeholders. This current document is the MCH family violence Training Needs Analysis final report. It outlines the background to the Victorian MCH Workforce - Family Violence Professional Development Project, methodology of the research and the subsequent findings, interpretation and recommendations. This final report highlights MCH nurse family violence training needs for all Victorian Universal, Enhanced and MCH line nurses and makes specific recommendations for rural based MCH nurses.

publication date

  • 2018