Implementing Mothers’ Advocates in the Community (MOSAIC)

Implementation last updated: 2013

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Angela J. Taft
Professor/Director, Judith Lumley Centre for mother, infant and family health research
La Trobe University
Melbourne, Vic 3000, Australia

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Recommended further reading

The following references were sources for the implementation profile or were recommended by the program developer for further reading.

Kerr, Cath (2009). Project manual: Setting up a mentor project for mothers experiencing intimate partner/family violence. Melbourne, Australia: LaTrobe University, 2009. Retrieved July 7, 2015, from

La Trobe University. (2015). MOthers’ AdvocateS In the Community (MOSAIC). Retrieved July 14, 2015, from

Taft, A. J., Small, R., Hegarty, K. L., Lumley, J., Watson, L. F., & Gold, L. (2009). MOtherS’ Advocates In the Community (MOSAIC): Protocol and sample description of a cluster randomized trial of mentor mother support to reduce intimate partner violence among pregnant or recent mothers. BMC Public Health, 9, 159.

Taft, A. J., Small, R., Hegarty, K. L., Watson, L. F., Gold, L., & Lumley, J. A. (2011). MOtherS’ Advocates In the Community (MOSAIC): Nonprofessional mentor support to reduce intimate partner violence and depression in mothers: A cluster randomized trial in primary care. BMC Public Health, 11, 178.

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