Continuing Education

Trainings hosted by Perinatal Support Washington are featured below.
In addition, continuing education courses on mood and anxiety disorders are available from the following organizations.

Looking for a custom training for your staff?  Get in touch with us, we offer a ride range of trainings with CEUs.

Perinatal Support Washington is not responsible for the contents of any the websites and inclusion in this list does not indicate that Perinatal Support Washington is endorsing the policies, procedures, or views contained therein.
  • MedEdPPD – Developed with the support of the National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH) to provide education about postpartum depression for both parents and professionals.
  • Postpartum Stress Center – 15 continuing education (CE) credits can be obtained by reading two of Karen Kleiman’s books. Karen also has in person trainings several times per year.
  • CE4less.com –  7 credits for Dropping the Baby and Other Scary Thoughts and  8 credits for Tokens of Affection: Reclaiming Your Marriage After Postpartum Depression.
  • Postpartum Support International (PSI) – PSI offers a 2 day course at various locations throughout the country and a 7 session online course with featuring nationwide experts.

 

Jun
20
Thu
2019
Bellingham Support Group- Village Circle @ Bellingham Center for Healthy Motherhood
Jun 20 @ 10:00 am – 11:30 am

Mothering can be both a joyful and a challenging experience. In our drop-in groups, we explore it all and encourage women to speak their truths about motherhood. No advice, no judgement, just real mothers sharing their ups and downs. All mothers (biological and adoptive) are welcome regardless of age, gender identity, sexual orientation, and race.

Babies up to 12-months welcome. Sorry, we do not have child care for other siblings/children.

West Seattle Support Group- The Early Days Parents of Toddlers @ In Tandem Midwifery ​
Jun 20 @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm

You are not alone! All parents (birth, adoptive, foster) of toddlers 1-4 years old who experience challenges are welcome.
​Come join a circle of parents that are having similar feelings and challenges!
Support people and partners welcome!

For more info-  The Early Days Support Group Page

Mountlake Terrace Support Group- Mothering the Mother
Jun 20 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm

This is a support group for expectant and new mothers up to 4 years.

Visit the group’s website by clicking here.

The transition into parenthood, or expanding our families, can be overwhelming as we adjust to new roles and unfamiliar, and possibly unexpected, experiences. Having a place where mothers can connect with and support one another about the realities of how hard parenting can be can help ease the stress of this transition.

Mothering the Mother is a place for mothers to feel heard and to be honest about the highs and lows of motherhood. It offers supportive environment in which the full range of peripartum experiences is welcomed, and everyday realities of being a new mom are understood.

Come and find your BRAVE space!
The group is appropriate for any person who identifies as a mother who needs support to vent, to process, to hear other mother’s stories, and to learn that they are not alone. Babies in arms welcome. We have space for crawlers and walkers, but we do not have separate childcare.

Jun
21
Fri
2019
Seattle Support Group- Adjusting to Parenthood @ Seattle Holistic Center
Jun 21 @ 11:30 am – 1:00 pm

Expectant moms and moms with babies in arms are welcome.  We have toys and space for crawlers and walkers and we welcome moms of older kiddos (up to 2 year) but we do not have separate childcare. More info on the Adjusting to Parenthood Group Page

Jun
23
Sun
2019
2019 Climb Out of the Darkness @ Maple Leaf Park, Seattle WA
Jun 23 @ 10:00 am – 12:30 pm
2019 Climb Out of the Darkness @ Maple Leaf Park, Seattle WA | Seattle | Washington | United States

Perinatal Support Washington is excited to participate in the 2019 Climb Out of the Darkness, an event about raising awareness and funds for perinatal mental health.

 

There are many ways to participate in this event:

  • The most important is to show up and walk!
  • Invite your friends and family and share this important issue with your community.
  • Register for the climb ahead of time by clicking here or just show up the day of!

 

Details for the day of:

  • Register or sign in at the large shelter beginning at 10am.
  • Maple Leaf park has a walking path that is accessible for strollers and small legs- walkers can walk a short distance or longer if they would like. One loop is .5 miles.
  • 11:00 we will gather and walk the loop together.
  • There will be activities for kids and adults.
  • Local parent focused non-profits will have tables at the event to browse.

 

A little more about the national event:
Climb Out of the Darkness is the world’s largest event raising awareness of maternal mental illnesses like postpartum depression, postpartum anxiety & OCD, postpartum PTSD, postpartum psychosis, bipolar/peripartum onset, and pregnancy depression and anxiety. Climb Out of the Darkness is held on or near the longest day of the year annually to help shine the most light on perinatal mood and anxiety disorders. The event features mothers and others across the globe joining together to climb mountains and hike trails to represent their symbolic rise out of the darkness of maternal mental illness and into the light of hope and recovery.

Jun
25
Tue
2019
West Seattle Support Group- The Early Days Infant Group @ Nurturing Expressions
Jun 25 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm

You are not alone! All parents (birth, adoptive, foster) of infants 0-12 months-old who experience challenges are welcome.
​Come join a circle of parents that are having similar feelings and challenges!
Support people and partners welcome!

Jun
27
Thu
2019
Bellingham Support Group- Village Circle @ Bellingham Center for Healthy Motherhood
Jun 27 @ 10:00 am – 11:30 am

Mothering can be both a joyful and a challenging experience. In our drop-in groups, we explore it all and encourage women to speak their truths about motherhood. No advice, no judgement, just real mothers sharing their ups and downs. All mothers (biological and adoptive) are welcome regardless of age, gender identity, sexual orientation, and race.

Babies up to 12-months welcome. Sorry, we do not have child care for other siblings/children.

Redmond Support Group- Conversations About Motherhood for Parents of Kiddos 2+
Jun 27 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Our group is for moms to talk about the ups and downs of motherhood. Moms can experience feelings of ambivalence, uncertainty, guilt, loneliness, loss of identity, and burn-out. Our group is a place to talk about all of these feelings (and more) and also to connect with other moms, in a safe, non-judgmental, compassionate setting.

All moms and babes in arms are welcome.

Our group meets on the fourth Thursday of the month.

It is co-facilitated by Myla Rugge and Wendy Dean.

More info on The Conversation About Motherhood Support Group Page

Jun
28
Fri
2019
Seattle Support Group- Adjusting to Parenthood @ Seattle Holistic Center
Jun 28 @ 11:30 am – 1:00 pm

Expectant moms and moms with babies in arms are welcome.  We have toys and space for crawlers and walkers and we welcome moms of older kiddos (up to 2 year) but we do not have separate childcare. More info on the Adjusting to Parenthood Group Page

Jul
2
Tue
2019
West Seattle Support Group- The Early Days Infant Group @ Nurturing Expressions
Jul 2 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm

You are not alone! All parents (birth, adoptive, foster) of infants 0-12 months-old who experience challenges are welcome.
​Come join a circle of parents that are having similar feelings and challenges!
Support people and partners welcome!