Learning objectives and expected results
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.