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Cycon & Friedman Present at PSI

Annette Cycon, Director of Training, and Liz Friedman, Program Director, have been invited to return to Postpartum Support International this September in Seattle, WA, and present on the MotherWoman Support Group Model to the international postpartum leadership community. "An Introduction to MotherWoman's Perinatal Support Group Facilitator Training" will be a talk on MotherWoman's outreach model and facilitator training program. Cycon and Friedman will also be hosting a poster session, "Perinatal Support Groups: the First Line of Care for Mothers", sharing the organizations' unique perspective that high quality support groups are the essential first line of care for postpartum women. MotherWoman's national goal is to have one support group for every 2000 births in the United States. With 4.3 million new births each year, this goal requires sustaining 2,150 support groups across the country. Cycon and Friedman move that the on-going success of perinatal support groups depends on two things: community-based multi-disciplinary coalitions of providers of care to perinatal women and consistent support group facilitator training that includes an understanding of the impact of poverty and culture on Perinatal Emotional Complications. 


Stay tuned for the national response to this perspective!

More information on the conference at postpartum.net