Professionals who provide care and education to new parents have a unique opportunity to identify, inform, and support families coping with perinatal mood and anxiety disorders. This page provides reliable links to training and educational resources for Oregon providers working with pregnant and postpartum women and families.
Step PPD Support and training to enhance primary care for depression.
- Oregon Pediatric Society’s START project offers training throughout Oregon to support primary care and pediatric providers to implement of maternal mental health screening and referral.
- Postpartum Support International offers a 2-day Certificate of Completion Course, a thorough and evidence-based curriculum designed for nurses, physicians, social workers, mental health providers, childbirth professionals, social support providers, and anyone interested in learning skills and knowledge for assessment, care, and treatment of perinatal mood and anxiety disorders.
- Promoting Maternal Mental Health During Pregnancy
Register for the workshop online.
Professionals are often well trained and equipped to help women deal with the physical aspects of pregnancy. Of equal, or maybe even greater importance to both the woman and her infant, is the value of a pregnant woman’s psychological well being. Promoting Maternal Mental Health During Pregnancy addresses this important need. The program includes the normal, typical course of pregnancy, high-risk pregnancies, domestic violence, pregnant women with unresolved grief or loss, and those women experiencing depression or other mental health disruptions. The Promoting Maternal Mental Health During Pregnancy training covers issues critical to the development of the early mother-child relationship including:
- bonding of parent to child/attachment of child to parent
- importance of early brain development
- the role that emotionally available and attentive caregiving play in the child's emotional and cognitive development