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Implementing Compassionate Perinatal Mental Health Screening and Referral

December 10 @ 9:00 am - 3:30 pm


This training is for Washington state providers who practice IN Pierce County.

This training covers the emotional adjustment to parenthood, including key concepts and practices in effective screening and referral of perinatal mood and anxiety disorders (PMADs).  We will discuss the increase in risk factors and etiology/symptomatology of PMADs, high risk populations for experiencing PMADs, screening tools, treatment options, and supporting our clients as they navigate access to care. This training is appropriate for a range of providers who work with parents and people in the perinatal period including peers, home visitors, doulas, community health workers and midwives.

Location: Zoom

Trainer: Meyleen Velasquez, LICSW

Date: Friday, December 10, 2021

Time: 9:00am-3:30pm PST

Training Objectives:

  • Introduce and discuss the spectrum of mental health disorders
  • Understand the “real” transition to parenthood
  • Assess a client for perinatal mood and anxiety disorders by identifying symptoms
  • Identify experiences that increase risk, using cultural humility and an intersectionality lense
  • Provide meaningful and respective screening for perinatal mood and anxiety disorders
  • Effectively make referrals and support parents to access resources


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Continuing Education Credit:

  • 5.5 CEUs pending for MSWs, MAs, MFTs.
  • 5.5 Contact hours approved for RNs: Provider approved by the California Board of Registered Nursing, Provider Number 17084 for 5.5 contact hours.

This free training is available to those serving Pierce County in WA and is offered by Perinatal Support WA through a grant from Strengthening Families Washington at the Department of Children, Youth, and Families (DCYF).

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

This is a live virtual training and a recording will not be sent out after the training, please only register if you are able to attend the training in its entirety.


December 10
9:00 am - 3:30 pm
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Perinatal Support Washington
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