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Peer/Parent Support Training

October 10, 2023 @ 9:00 am - October 11, 2023 @ 5:00 pm

Learn how to effectively identify, support and care for parents experiencing perinatal mood and anxiety disorders.

This two-day training is appropriate for a range of providers who work with childbearing people including peers, home visitors, doulas, community health workers, case managers, SUD providers,  midwives, and more.  

This training is developed by Perinatal Support WA to help direct service providers support parents who are currently experiencing or are at risk for perinatal mental health complications in a 1:1 model. This training is designed for peers or care providers who are not mental health providers and provides training in culturally respectful screening and evidenced based behavioral health support appropriate for non-mental health providers. This training will be followed by monthly consultation calls to create a community of practice,  support additional learning, and practice skills introduced in this two day training.  

Please know that this is a highly interactive and participatory training.  Learning to create and hold space for people to share their experiences requires learning what it is feels like to be with one another and be present.   We are creating community  through learning and sharing  Learners should plan to be at the whole training,  video on for interactive portions, with limited multi-tasking.  In our busy world, and with online trainings, it can be very tempting to think that we can do more than one thing. Please give yourself and the community off learners a gift of allowing yourself to be with us each day, fully, and engaged. REGISTRATION DEADLINE: OCTOBER 5 AT 2PM PST.

Location: Zoom

Facilitators: Mia Edidin, LICSW & Crystal Gurney

Dates: Tuesday-Wednesday, October 10-11, 2023

Time: 9:00am-5:00pm PST

Training Objectives:

  • Provide meaningful and respectful screening
  • Effectively make referrals and support parents to access resources
  • Learn to create culturally attuned wellness plans that include effective self-care and wellness strategies to treat perinatal mental health complications
  • Introduce and discuss mental health care in culturally respectful ways
  • Introduce and teach coping skills and activities appropriate to common perinatal mental health concerns.  
  • Listen to and support families with barriers or reservations about formal mental health therapy
  • Walk with families as they navigate complicated mental health care systems



Continuing Education Credit:

  • 12.25 CEUs approved for MSWs, MAs, MFTs.
  • This Program has been approved for 12.25 CEUs for Licensed Social Workers, Mental Health Counselors and Marriage and Family Therapists by the Washington State Society for Clinical Social Work.
  • 12.25 Contact hours approved for RNs: Provider approved by the California Board of Registered Nursing, Provider Number 17084 for 12.25 contact hours.


$275 General Registration

$225 PS-WA Member

With funding from Best Starts for Kids Initiative, we are able to provide King Co based programs attendance free of charge,  please complete this application form. Applications will be reviewed beginning September 12th, and we will review applications on a rolling basis until the training is full.  Please apply early.

King County professionals who meet eligibility for this training are offered this training free of charge, please apply via this application form. The deadline to apply is September 6th.

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.

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


October 10, 2023 @ 9:00 am
October 11, 2023 @ 5:00 pm
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