Webinar- Depression in Mothers: More Than the Blues Toolkit

July 7, 2017 at 9:35 am Leave a comment

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The Rural Behavioral Health Initiative recently displayed a webinar titled Depression in Mothers: More Than the Blues Toolkit. The initiative is a partnership between the American Institutes for Research (AIR), the Mental Health Promotion Branch, Center for Mental Health Services, at the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA), and Affirma Solutions Inc.

 

Description: This webinar will highlight Depression in Mothers: More Than the Blues Toolkit, developed by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA), in partnership with experts in the fields of mental health and maternal and child health. This user-friendly toolkit offers background information about depression. It also offers ideas that providers can use when helping mothers, and their families, who may be suffering from depression. It will be especially useful to Women Infants and Children Program (WIC) staff, home visitors, and Healthy Start workers already working with families to raise awareness and understanding about maternal depression.

Objectives: Participants in the webinar will:

  • Learn about the framework and components of the toolkit;
  • Learn how the toolkit can be used when helping mothers and their families from diverse backgrounds living in rural communities.

Presenters:

•  Yanique Edmond, Ph.D., Senior Public Health Advisor, Center for Mental Health Services, Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration.

•  Deborah F. Perry, Ph.D., Director of Research and Evaluation, Research Professor, Center for Child and Human Development, Georgetown University.

•  Phuonglan Nguyen, MSW, Young Child Wellness Specialist, Maternal Wellness & Early Childhood Unit, Children, Youth and Families Branch, Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment.

Facilitator:

Karen B. Francis, Ph.D., Principal Researcher, American Institutes for Research (AIR)

Access the webinar here!  

http://ruralbehavioralhealth.org/webinars/depression-mothers-more-blues-rural-perspective-march-8-2017-300-pm-430-pm-eastern-time

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