Karitane is part of a research study that tracks how your child is growing and developing as well as how you can support them during the COVID-19 pandemic
'Watch Me Grow – Electronic (WMG-E)'
By becoming involved, we will help you to identify any concerns you may have regarding your child, you as a parent or your family so that we can support you with the right help.
Who can participate?
Parents/caregivers of children aged between 6 months to 3 years old and visiting this service or group for any child and family health reason.
What is the study about?
This study will test whether our WMG-E App (with an allocation of a Service Navigator to support you) will result in improvements to your child’s development and your own wellbeing during the COVID-19 pandemic. This will involve you completing some questionnaires about your child’s skills and your own mental health and psychosocial (emotional, social and financial) concerns at three (at the 0-month, 6-month and 12-month) time points over a one-year period.
Participating in this project may:
- Help you and your Child and Family Health Nurse to monitor your child’s developmental milestones
- Help identify child developmental concerns early
- Help you to identify your mental health and psychosocial needs
How do I participate?
- Scan this QR code (or click the link https://redcap.link/WMG-EApp)
- Select ‘Agree’ to participate and complete the questionnaires
- Alternatively, you can ask your service or group to provide a copy of the Participant Information Statement and Consent Form, and an email invitation to the study will be sent to you.
This flyer has been approved by the South Western Sydney Local Health District (SWSLHD) Human Research Ethics Committee [2020/ETH01418] and SWSLHD Research Governance Office [2020/STE02335]. SWSLHD Study Flyer for Parents/Caregivers, Version 1.1, dated 19 July 2021