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New Parenthood in the Time of COVID: Finding Resilience and Perseverance for Our Clients and Ourselves

May 7, 2021 @ 9:00 am - 5:00 pm


This one day training will provide an overview of perinatal mental health with a focus on strategies to support parents experiencing social isolation due to COVID. We will cover key concepts and practices in the prevention, identification and treatment of perinatal mood and anxiety disorders (PMADs) during COVID-19, as well as how to  link parents to support and treatment. In this training 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 ourselves and our clients. This training is open to anyone working with families during the perinatal period.


This training is available to those serving and/or living in Yakima County or Eastern WA.


Trainer: Heidi Koss, LMHC

Location: Zoom


Topics include:

  • Perinatal Mental Health Overview.
  • COVID-19 impact.
  • Strategies to find support for isolated parents.
  • Effective interventions for non-mental health providers.
  • Supporting ourselves and our clients through resilience building.


Contining Education:

  • 6.5 CEUs approved for LICSW, LMHC, LMFT
  • 6.5 Contact Hours approved for RNs
  • This Program has been approved for 6.5 CEUs for Licensed Social Workers, Mental Health Counselors and Marriage and Family Therapists by the Washington State Society for Clinical Social Work.
  • Provider approved by the California Board of Registered Nursing, Provider Number 17084 for 6.5 contact hours.

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

Thank you to our community partner: Wellness House 


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.



Heidi Koss, LMHC is a psychotherapist in private practice, serving individuals, couples and families, with an emphasis on pregnancy and postpartum mood disorders, birth trauma, as well as treating other related birth issues.

Heidi has contributed to the field of perinatal mental health in many ways over her career. She is the Co-Founder of the Northwest Association for Postpartum Support (NAPS). She served on the WA state leadership advisory committee for the Speak Up When Youre Down Postpartum Depression Awareness Campaign and has been an instructor at the Seattle Midwifery School for their PPMD course. She has collaborated on a PPMD training curriculum with the University of WA School of Nursing Infant Mental Health and Development Program and the Washington State Department of Health First Steps Division. She has been a Certified Postpartum Doula and Certified Lactation Educator for over twelve years, and the recipient of the prestigious DONA International Penny Simkin Award in 2006. Heidi is also the proud mother of 2 beautiful daughters.


May 7, 2021
9:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Perinatal Support Washington
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