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!
We offer both in-person and online training programs designed to meet your needs whether you are a solo pracitioner, a community based organization or a large medical insitution. Below you will find additional information and links to help you find the option that best fits your needs.
We offer a a variety of self-paced online training programs on maternal mental health that you can access from your home or office. Whether you need a comprehensive primer on maternal mental health, an advanced specialized training, or a short introduction, we have a variety of options available. Learn more HERE.
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.