Professional Trainings

Our trainings are designed for a wide range of grassroots advocates, medical and social service providers, including physicians, nurses, midwives, social service employees, mental health providers, and all others working with women and families in the perinatal period. We offer local, regional and national trainings, as well as private trainings to meet the needs of individuals, agencies/organizations, hospitals, and coalitions.

All MotherWoman Training Institute Trainings are highly interactive and provide relevant handouts and resources, as well as opportunities to network with allied professionals.

OTHER TRAININGS & WORKSHOPS:

Promoting Maternal and Infant Mental Health: The Community-Based Perinatal Support Model© 

MotherWoman’s has been leading the way by developing a successful Community-Based Perinatal Support Model CPSM© in Western Mass. This training is for providers interested or already engaged in developing multi-disciplinary perinatal support coalitions or task forces in their communities in order to:

  • Overcome barriers to care for perinatal mothers
  • Develop local Resource and Referral Guides
  • Offer multi-agency professional perinatal trainings
  • Implement universal screening for mothers from pregnancy through the first year postpartum
  • Offer free, specialized Postpartum Support Groups
  • Learn the sequence and best practices components of the CPSM
MotherWoman Support Group Facilitator Training: Innovative Approaches to Leading Successful Support Groups in Your Community  

The MotherWoman Support Group Model© creates an environment of support and personal empowerment, enhancing a mother’s capacity to advocate for herself and her family. This training will enhance capacity to lead thriving women’s support groups which can serve as a mother’s lifeline to emotional health, community connection and personal success across her lifespan.

  • Create safety for women to share their authentic experiences of motherhood
  • Master group dynamics
  • Lead a culturally competent support group that welcomes diverse mothers
  • Encourage each woman’s inherent strength and resilience
  • Motivate personal change by enhancing individual women’s self-empowerment
MotherWoman Support Group Facilitator Training: Innovative Approaches to Leading Successful Support Groups in Your Community – For Clinicians/Providers

The MotherWoman Support Group Model© creates an environment of support and personal empowerment, enhancing a mother’s capacity to advocate for herself and her family. This training will enhance capacity to lead thriving women’s support groups which can serve as a mother’s lifeline to emotional health, community connection and personal success across her lifespan.

  • Create safety for women to share their authentic experiences of motherhood
  • Master group dynamics
  • Lead a culturally competent support group that welcomes diverse mothers
  • Encourage each woman’s inherent strength and resilience
  • Understand the evidence that supports the model as effective in addressing social isolation
  • Understand trauma informed processes
  • Motivate personal change by enhancing individual women’s self-empowerment
A Comprehensive Understanding of Perinatal Mood Disorders: Spectrum, Assessment & Treatment

Workshop participants will: Gain a comprehensive perspective on Perinatal Mood Disorders, such as postpartum depression, anxiety and psychosis, and learn:

  • Risk factors and spectrum of symptoms associated with Perinatal Mood Disorders
  • Impact of Perinatal Mood Disorders on birth outcomes, infants and children
  • Impact of poverty on Perinatal Mood Disorders
  • Overcoming barriers to care for perinatal mothers
  • Research and screening tools for assessing postpartum depression
  • Success of comprehensive, community-based care for mothers at risk for, or experiencing,
    perinatal mood disorders
A Comprehensive Understanding of Perinatal Mood Disorders for Crisis Services

Workshop participants will: Develop tools necessary to quickly distinguish between a mother who is overwhelmed and needing increased support and treatment, and one who is in danger of hurting herself or her baby, by recognizing:

  • Difference between postpartum depression, clinical depression and Bi-polar II, as well as postpartum anxiety disorders such as PTSD and OCD
  • When intrusive thoughts pose a serious threat and when they may not
  • Signs of a crisis and postpartum psychosis
  • Recommended emergency protocols are discussed in detail

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