Conference attendees will have an improved understanding and ability to implement:
Best practices for prevention and intervention methods to address perinatal mood disorders, including depression, anxiety, obsessive-compulsive disorder, post-traumatic stress, bipolar mood disorders, and psychosis.
Collaborative care models in practice, including pediatric, psychiatric, and social support elements.
Models and skills to determine who are at risk of developing a perinatal mental health disorder.
Programs and interventions to screen and assess pregnant and postpartum mothers and families for perinatal mental health conditions.
Outreach and community models to reach and support pregnant, postpartum, and post pregnancy-loss families,
Effective methods for creating culturally sensitive interventions for perinatal families.
Best practices and research to identify common psychotropic medications used in pregnancy and lactation, and resources for evidence-based data regarding risks and safety.
The role of the family practice, obstetrical, and pediatric providers in screening and treatment of pregnant and postpartum women.
Research and approaches to prevent the impact of childhood trauma on the mother-infant relationship.
Research and tools to provide support and information through electronic media and support.
Models and benefits of social support services for perinatal families, including telephone, group, social media, and in-home services.