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The Research and Innovation Award

The Research and Innovation Award recognises those who, through their translation of research into practice, have contributed to the development of a culture of evidence-based practice and improved quality of care.

Winner:

Mother-Infant Dialectical Behaviour Therapy Team – Helen Mayo House

Mother-Infant Dialectical Behaviour Therapy (MI-DBT) is an innovative program to support women with perinatal borderline personality disorder, a severe mental health condition that has significant impacts on the infant and other members of the family.

The unique MI-DBT program is the first of its kind, combining evidence-based practice with parenting skills. The team behind the program is being recognised for their commitment to evidence-based practice and improved quality of care.

Finalists:

ABC Parent Coaching Program – CaFHS

The Attachment Bio-behavioural Catch-up (ABC) program is an evidence-based initiative aimed at parents experiencing relationship difficulties with their infants.

The multidisciplinary team of nurses, psychologists and social workers have demonstrated commitment to improving the mental health and wellbeing of infants and young children.