Our professional training on the Comprehensive Understanding of Perinatal Mood Disorders will be offered at Mercy Medical Center on April 18th, 2012. CEUs are available.
This is a training for medical and mental health providers - Physicians, nurses, social workers, midwives, doulas, case workers, home visitors, early intervention specialists and administrators. Participants learn about the prevalence and symptoms of, and risk factors for Perinatal Mood Disorders (PMD), including Postpartum Depression/Anxiety, PTSD and psychosis. At the core of this curriculum are the impact of maternal depression on infants, children and the family, the role of cultural expectations and the impact of poverty on maternal perinatal depression and strategies for providers to help mothers overcome barriers to care. We provide the latest research on the etiology of PMDs as well as effective screening tools, protocols for intakes, crisis intervention, and treatment options.
Training participants will: Gain a comprehensive perspective on postpartum emotional complications, such as postpartum depression, anxiety and psychosis.
- Understand the risk factors and spectrum of symptoms associated with perinatal mood disorders.
- Learn about impact of poverty on perinatal mood disorders.
- Learn about research and screening tools for assessing postpartum depression.
- Learn about the success of comprehensive, community-based care for mothers at risk for, or experiencing, perinatal mood disorders.
- CEUs are available for MSWs. CEU’s pending for nurses & LMFTs
- Offered next: April 18, 2012
- Flier & Registration Form: PDF
All MotherWoman Training Institute trainings are highly interactive and provide relevant handouts and resources, as well as opportunities to network with allied professionals.
These are approved trainings of the Perinatal Support Coalitions of Western MA.
Our trainings are designed for a wide range of medical and social service providers, including physicians, nurses, midwives, social service employees, mental health providers, and all others working with women and families in the perinatal period. We offer regional trainings, as well as private trainings to meet the needs of individual offices, hospitals, agencies and staff.