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The Call for Liberation: Black Maternal Mental Health Redefined

June 8, 2023 @ 9:15 am - 4:00 pm


Open to WA State Providers

Join us for a day of networking, learning and empowerment. In this training, we will cover mental health screening, systemic racism, discrimination, and social determinants of health that impact Black women’s mental health. Watch the Shades of Motherhood Network video here (please note the training takes place on June 8th).

Date: Thursday, June 8

Time: 9:15am – 4pm PST

Cost: FREE

Location: Zoom

Presenter: Dr. Kendra Flores-Carter

Topics Include:

  • Review of perinatal mental health disparities in the African American community
  • Discussion of risk factors, including impacts of stress on perinatal/postpartum mood and anxiety disorders
  • Discussion of screening procedures and recommendations for culturally informed administration
  • Discussion of strength-based support strategies and interventions for African American clients/patients impacted by race-related micro stressors
  • Recommendations for cultural congruence and humility

Training Objectives:

  • Detect, identify and assess for the risk factors for perinatal mood disorders.
  • Develop strength-based support strategies and interventions for African American pregnant and postpartum individuals impacted by race-related micro stressors
  • Demonstrate cultural competence and humility

Registration Deadline: 12pm on June 7


Continuing Education:

5.5 CEUs pending for LICSW, LMHC, LMFT

5.5 Contact Hours approved for RNs

Provider approved by the California Board of Registered Nursing, Provider Number 17084 for 5.5 contact hours.

In partnership with the Shades of Motherhood. This free training is offered by Perinatal Support WA through a grant from Strengthening Families Washington at the Department of Children, Youth & Families (DCYF).

Questions regarding the training, please email: training@perinatalsupport.org


Perinatal Support Washington
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