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Perinatal Mental Health Support, Engagement, Screening & Referrals (Okanogan County)

June 24 @ 9:00 am - 5:00 pm


For WA state providers who practice in Okanogan County.

This training will provide an overview of the spectrum of perinatal mental health and how the pandemic has impacted families and providers.  Attendees will learn how to effectively screen moms and dads, how to make effective referrals when there are few mental health resources, and how to talk with parents about their mental health and support parents in making choices about their mental health. 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.

Date: June 24, 2022

Time: 9am-5pm PST

Trainer: Heidi Koss, LMHC

Location: Zoom

Cost: FREE

Training Objectives:

  • Introduce and discuss the spectrum of mental health disorders
  • Understand the “real” transition to parenthood
  • Assess and screen parents and partners for perinatal mood and anxiety disorders by identifying symptoms
  • Identify experiences that increase risk
  • Effectively make referrals and support parents to access resources
  • Learn about the importance of self-care, wellness and social support
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Continuing Education Credit:

  • 6.5 CEUs approved for MSWs, MAs, MFTs.
  • 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.
  • 6.5 Contact hours approved for RNs: Provider approved by the California Board of Registered Nursing, Provider Number 17084 for 6.5 contact hours.

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.

About the Speaker:

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.

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


June 24
9:00 am - 5:00 pm
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