Maternal Mental Health NOW is dedicated to providing increased awareness of maternal depression and its impact on the mother, child, family and community at large amongst health care and community providers. This audience includes therapists, clinical psychologists, social workers, community health workers, counselors, nurses (neonatal, labor and delivery, maternity, NICU), midwives, nurse practicioners, physicians (psychiatrists, OB/GYNs, pediatricians, neonatalogists, family practitioners, general practitioners, primary care physicians), lactation consultants, health educators, doulas & home visitors – essentially anyone who comes in contact with new moms and moms-to-be!
In Person Trainings
Maternal Mental Health NOW's Training Institute offers basic and advanced trainings on perinatal mood and anxiety disorders, including depression and anxiety during pregnancy, postpartum depression and anxiety, OCD, and postpartum psychosis.
The goals of the trainings are to help providers:
- Understand the impact of maternal depression on the fetus, newborn, developing child mother, father and family as a whole;
- Learn to recognize and respond empathically to perinatal mood disorders;
- Communicate and understand maternal depression in a culturally sensitive manner;
- Learn strategies for prevention, referral and intervention.
To view a calendar of upcoming trainings that are open to the public, please click HERE.
Alternatively, we offer a self-paced online training program on maternal mental health. Learn more HERE.