The Bringing Light to Motherhood training is comprised of 7 independent modules, including video recordings and additional supplemental reading, covering:
1. Risk Factors and Prevalence,
2. Symptoms and Diagnoses,
3. Screening and Assessment,
4. Attachment and Bonding,
6. Treatment Plans, and
7. Psychopharmacological Considerations.
In this course, participants will hear from various experts in the field of perinatal mental health who will provide foundational training and information on perinatal mood and anxiety disorders (PMADs). Perinatal Mood and Anxiety Disorders (PMADs) occur in approximately 1 in 7 birthing people, 1 in 3 Black birthing people, and 1 in 10 fathers and partners. The effects can become chronic and pervasive when left unaddressed and unsupported. This training is designed to offer a beginning understanding of perinatal mental health issues to assist any provider serving the birthing community in better supporting their unique needs.
Bringing Light to Motherhood is an approved certificate course (the full 14-hour foundational training requirement) for Postpartum Support International’s Certification in Perinatal Mental Health (PMH-C).