Imagine you are in an unfamiliar country or situation. Would the confidential support and encouragement of another person having been through a similar experience be of help?
The DAFFODIL (Dial A Family Friend Or Dial In Line) programme was developed as a communication network run by volunteers - mothers wanting to support other young mothers separated from family and friends.
This network, led by Sister Denise Latto PSM, lobbied Government agencies and businesses on behalf of parents and built trust, friendships and communities for new families making their homes in Salisbury, South Australia during the 1980's.
The founder of the group and author of this book offers the reader the same handy hints, recipes and simple remedies she gave to all parents during her time as a community child health nurse.