Key components of a service model providing early childhood support for women attending opioid treatment clinics: an Australian state health service review.

@article{Harvey2012KeyCO,
  title={Key components of a service model providing early childhood support for women attending opioid treatment clinics: an Australian state health service review.},
  author={Susan R Harvey and Virginia Schmied and Daniel Nicholls and Hannah Dahlen},
  journal={Journal of clinical nursing},
  year={2012},
  volume={21 17-18},
  pages={2528-37}
}
AIMS AND OBJECTIVES To report the findings of a service review--specifically the strategy to provide early childhood services 'on site' at opioid treatment clinics to address access difficulties. BACKGROUND Child and family health nurses are skilled in the assessment and support of families during early childhood. However, women with a history of substance abuse are often cautious when engaging with universal and other health services, with the result that the infant may miss recommended… CONTINUE READING