Welcome to the PHA members’ newsletter, your monthly updates on PMAD's research & events focused on increasing PMAD's awareness.
Upcoming Trainings and Events
PHA Edu Luncheon: COPING WITH THE NICU EXPERIENCE
Having a baby in the NICU can be a frightening and overwhelming experience for most families. These families may fear the possibility of serious illness, disability or even death. Often the need for a NICU stay comes unexpectedly. While recovering on the postpartum floors, these parents see and hear the cries of other healthy babies and feel grief over their birth experience and fears for their baby. It is not surprising that these parents are at higher risk for postpartum depression, anxiety and PTSD. Dr. Krishelle Leong Marc-Aurele will be talking to us about coping with the NICU Experience so professionals can become more aware of the unique challenges and range of emotions these families face.
APRIL 18th, 2014 from 12:00 pm -1:30 pm
Elijah's Restaurant, 8861 Villa La Jolla Dr, La Jolla, CA 92037
Event is FREE for PHA Members and $10 for non-members. Course meets the qualifications for 1hour of continuing education credit for MFTs, LPCCs, LEPs, and/or LCSWs as required by the California Board of Behavioral Sciences.
For questions or to RSVP, please email firstname.lastname@example.org
Journey of the Family: Treatment of Fathers with Paternal Mental Health Disorders
The Inland Empire Perinatal Mental Health Collaborative presents their 5th Annual Maternal Mental Health Conference
- Anna Brandon, Ph.D from the University of North Carolina
- Jane Hanley, Ph.D., fom the University of Swansea, Wales, UK
- Daniel Singley, Ph.D., licensed psychologist and founder of Basic Training for New Dads
- Greg Burchett, M.S., Author of Missing the Links
Weds, April 9th, 8am-5pm
Inland Regional Center
1425 Waterman Ave, San Bernardino
Tickets are $45.00 and lunch will be provided. Click here for the registration form or visit their website at IEPMHC.org for more information.
Sugar Night Night presents: Gentle Sleep Solutions With Group Coaching For Babies!
During five weeks of Group Coaching you will learn:
- What the realistic expectations are around sleep and what your baby is capable of.
- How to meet your baby's sleep needs.
- Sleep training strategies and identify what method is best for your family.
- How to create a sleep plan that addresses your specific situation.
- Get weekly support as you coach your baby to learn the skill of self-soothing.
April 1, 2014 at 11:00 AM - April 29, 2014 at 12:00 PM
Babies in Bloom
1988 Hacienda Drive
Vista, CA 92081
Click here to register NOW! Or for more information about Jen Varela of Sugar Night Night, visit the website at www.sugarnightnight.com
Other Events and Upcoming Trainings
- March 17th-21st - San Diego Women's Week (San Diego, CA)
- April 16th- Breastfeed LA Presents: Seminar on Breastfeeding and Maternal Mental Health at the Good Samaritan Hospital (Los Angeles, CA)
- May 6th - California Maternal Mental Health Wellness Summit (Sacramento, CA)
Sign the petition for the Obama Administration to consider universal mental health screening for every pregnant and postpartum woman!
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PMADs News and Medical Updates
CBT with other treatment models effective in treating PPD
Study finds the Cognitive Behavioral Therapy in combination with Systemic Family Therapy is effective in improving PPD symptoms and poor sleep quality.
Can we better screen for PTSD, Anxiety and Depression in mothers with infants in the NICU?
Recent study suggests that programs need to screen parents of premature infants with a universal screening tool rather than just profiling parents of potential high risk.
More evidence that there are biomarkers for postpartum depression
Study finds that women with PPD have increased sensitivity to estrogen signaling, which may be tested as early as the third trimester, allowing women to effectively prevent and/or begin PPD treatment.