Webinars for Perinatal Health Providers

Cannabis Use in the Perinatal Period.

Cannabis Use in the Perinatal Period. This webinar will discuss effects of cannabis on mood, anxiety, sleep, and trauma-related symptoms and summarize available studies that have investigated cannabis for therapeutic purposes. Risks associated with long term and heavy cannabis use and what defines Cannabis Use Disorder will be reviewed. We will then discuss considerations specific to cannabis use in pregnant and breastfeeding people and how to talk to patients about their cannabis use, including some foundations of motivational interviewing. We hope to make this webinar interactive so, cases and questions are welcome.

Presenter: Nadejda Bespalova, MD.

Date: 3/5/2021

This free training is part of the Perinatal Mental Health Initiative Webinar Series provided by Perinatal Support Washington through a grant from Strengthening Families Washington at the Department of Children, Youth, and Families (DCYF).

A Look at Community Based Perinatal Mental Health Task Forces to Address Gaps in Care.

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This free training is part of the Perinatal Mental Health Initiative Webinar Series provided by Perinatal Support Washington through a grant from Strengthening Families Washington at the Department of Children, Youth, and Families (DCYF).

Description: A Look at Community Based Perinatal Mental Health Task Forces to Address Gaps in Care This presentation provides an overview of PS-WA's Perinatal Mental Health Initiative- a state wide project to support community-level change through the creation of local perinatal mental health task forces.  We will provide an overview of the model with examples from WA state task forces to highlight how individual communities can impact gaps in care for parents.   Task Force Leaders from Whatcom Co will present their work over the last 3 years. Lastly, we will provide information about an upcoming grant opportunity through Strengthening Families Washington to bring this work to your community.

Date: February 24, 2021

Presenter: Mia Edidin LICSW, Clinical Director

 

 

Supporting an anti-oppressive practice: A reflective session on cultural humility for perinatal providers.

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This free training is part of the Perinatal Mental Health Initiative Webinar Series provided by Perinatal Support Washington through a grant from Strengthening Families Washington at the Department of Children, Youth, and Families (DCYF).

Description: White supremacy affects every system in our society and, therefore, our work with clients in the perinatal period. In the service fields such as home visiting, perinatal mental health, and medical fields, traditional methods can propagate further oppression and marginalization for individuals and groups. An anti-oppressive and anti-racist shift in the helping relationship requires introspection and a willingness to challenges our implicit biases. This session will explore tools to implement a framework of cultural humility for providers in different capacities.

Date: December 12, 2020

Presenter: Meyleen Velasquez, LCSW, PMH-C, RPT-S.

 

Indigenous Womxn's Mental Health During the Childbearing Year

Indigenous Womxn in WA state face a complex tapestry of risk factors and protective factors during the childbearing year. Historical trauma, lived experiences of trauma, racism, and poverty lead to a high prevalence of medical and mental health complications during this period. Childbearing and motherhood are also opportunities for growth, health, and healing. Indigenous womxn have a rich history to draw from to help support and heal through reclaiming traditional practices such as breastfeeding and indigenous parenting practices. This webinar will look at these issues as well as treatment implications and strategies for support mental health throughout the perinatal period.

Presenter: Camie Jae Goldhammer, MSW, LICSW, IBCLC

Date: March 2, 2020

Protecting the Perinatal Experience in the Time of Covid-19 – Webinar

This training is part of the Perinatal Mental Health Initiative Webinar Series provided by Perinatal Support Washington through Department of Children, Youth and Families.

This free webinar will address some of the particular stressors faced by perinatal providers and patients during this time of Covid-19. Emphasis will be placed on the ways in which grief and trauma may be experienced, and how healing and cooperation may occur as both patients and providers gain a deeper understanding of one another’s current painful or frightening experiences.

Presenter: Leslie Butterfield, PhD

Support Group Efficacy for the Perinatal Period

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This training is part of the Perinatal Mental Health Initiative Webinar Series provided by Perinatal Support Washington through Department of Children, Youth and Families.

An overview of our Perinatal Support Group Program, introducing the GPS Group Peer Support Model: A trauma-responsive, strengths-based support group model. This will include an overview of the key elements of the GPS model, such as the integration of SAMHSA’s trauma-informed group practices; and its adaptability for diverse populations. Additionally, we will cover the outcomes for parents, such as improved mental health, decreased parental stress, and more.

Presenter: Mia Edidin, LICSW Director Perinatal Support Washington

Understanding Perinatal Mental Health Prevalence, Risk and Implications by Community

Prevalence, risk, and implications for perinatal mental health complications vary by community. This webinar will look at cultural implications and impacts on different communities. It's not 1 in 7 for all communities, it's over 40% for some communities.

Presenter: Mia Edidin, LICSW Director Perinatal Support Washington

Date: 6.24.19

What About Dad?

"""Hey Dad, how are you doing?"" Have you asked that question? Do you know why it's important? Are you prepared for the answers? Join us for this webinar to learn why new Dads are at increased risk during the perinatal period and how to engage and support them. Webinar will include an overview of paternal mood disorders, including risk factors and pathways specific to new Dads; effective screening; and tools to engage Dads."

Presenter: Mia Edidin, LICSW Director Perinatal Support Washington

Todo por mis hijos: Perinatal Mental Health in the Latina Community

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This training is part of the Perinatal Mental Health Initiative Webinar Series provided by Perinatal Support Washington through Department of Children, Youth and Families.

Up to 43 percent of Latina women experience depression following the birth of their baby. In this webinar, we will explore the unique risk and protective factors that Latina women experience during the perinatal period. We will examine risk factors such as low socioeconomic strata (low-SES) and the factors associated with this (low income, less than high school education, and limited access to medical care) increase stress, which has a strong influence on developing a PMAD. Also, we will explore 'Marianismo,' the pressure many Latina women may feel to be a perfect mother, a martyr mother, just like the Virgin Mary. This training is open to anyone working with families during the perinatal period.

Presenter: Meyleen Velasquez,  LCSW, PMH-C,  RPT-S

Meyleen Velasquez is a psychotherapist specializing in perinatal mental health. Her practice supports individuals identifying as women and clinicians working on practicing from an anti-oppressive framework.