About Our Professional Trainings

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.

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.


"The MotherWoman Perinatal Support Group Model is the best program I have seen for supporting new mothers. They support and empower mothers without judging them. I wish they had been around when I was a new mother. It would have made a difference for me. Now that they are around, don't walk--run--to hear them speak."

-Kathleen Kendall-Tackett, Ph.D., IBCLC, FAPA
Owner/Editor-in-Chief, Praeclarus Press
Editor-in-Chief, Clinical Lactation
President, American Psychological Association's Division of Trauma Psychology
Editor-Elect, Psychological Trauma

"The Community-based Perinatal Support Model made all the difference in our ability to meet the needs of mothers with perinatal depression. Now we are equipped to build a strong safety net for women in our community."
- Linda Jablonski, Nurse Manager,Baystate Franklin Medical Center


Promoting Maternal & Infant Mental Health:
The Community-based Perinatal Support Model™

Supporting Communities to Address the Barriers to Care for Women with Perinatal Depression. 

In this training you will: 


  • Risk factors and spectrum of symptoms associated with perinatal depression and other perinatal emotional complications like anxiety, OCD, PTSD and psychosis
  • Impact of perinatal depression on birth outcomes, infants and children
  • Impact of poverty on perinatal depression
  • Importance of decreasing stigma and supporting mothers
  • Identification of barriers and pathways to care for mothers through the Community-based Perinatal Support Model 
  • Importance of education, training, support groups, referral protocols and screening 


  • Identify community resources and strengths in caring for mothers 
  • Identify challenges for providers in caring for mothers
  • Understand how to address perinatal depression in the community both within your organization and across systems of care
  • Identify community steps to move towards universal support for mothers 

Social Work and Nurse CEU's are available.

Upcoming CPSM Trainings

South Bay Mental Health Lowell
October 15, 2015

Hallmark Health
October 15, 2015
2pm - 5pm                                        

Baystate-Noble Hospital
November 12, 2015
2pm - 5pm
Holyoke Medical Center
December 4, 2015


Contact Shelly Smith, Program Manager at shelly@motherwoman.org for additional information about upcoming CPSM events and trainings.