Where MERTIL came from
MERTIL was designed and developed by Professors Jennifer McIntosh AM and Louise Newman AM, with an initial focus on the Victorian Maternal and Child Health workforce. This program was delivered in 2018 to over 1800 nurses and allied health staff statewide. The training received universal acclaim, with strong positive responses from the workforce and excellent retention of knowledge. Peer reviewed papers regarding this program and its evaluation results are currently under review.
MERTIL has now expanded to include comprehensive training for all frontline practitioners, a refresher course and specialist local training for managers and coordinators addressing family violence.