The MERTIL course was initially developed for frontline staff and students in Victorian Maternal and Child Health (MCH) Services. This Australian-first program upskills MCH Service staff. MERTIL focuses on recognition of early signs of relational trauma, to aid prevention through rapid and sensitive response. This addresses all forms of caregiving trauma, including family violence, mental illness, grief, substance abuse, with a special focus on intergenerational trauma and at-risk populations.
The Victorian MCH Services course is only applicable to MCHNs, MCH Students and RASA staff enrolled in 2018 or 2019. This course includes Victorian specific policy content. To access this course, click here.