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#GivingTuesday and 12/5 Educational Luncheon!


On Tuesday, December 2nd, charities, families, businesses and community centers around the world come together for one common purpose: to celebrate generosity and to give. GivingTuesday is a special way to support Postpartum Health Alliance this year (PHA)! Join your fellow PHA supporters in celebrating Giving Tuesday by making a gift to our organization in an amount that means most to you- any donation, large or small, is welcomed and will support PHA's activities!
  • A $20 donation allows us to provide a local clinic with an informational poster and a year supply of tear pads with numbers for obtaining help. This poster will be seen by hundreds of local mothers, raising awareness of PMADs.
  • A $50 donation supports our website for one month. Our website is visited by more than 1500 unique visitors a month seeking information, referrals and support!
  • A $100 donation supports our warmline for one month. This means that more than 30 callers will be offered support and referrals for treatment from a caring, well-trained volunteer who is knowledgeable about PMADs and local resources.
  • A $500 donation provides five community trainings for professionals who come in contact with new mothers, ensuring that they have the skills and tools to assess and refer those who may be struggling with PMADs.

Thank you, on behalf of PHA and the many San Diego families we serve every single day!

RSVP for EDU Luncheon!

Dec 5th Educational Luncheon with Sara Cloostermans, LCSW: Parent-Child Attunement Skills for Moms Who Don't Always Feel "Good Enough"
This presentation is geared towards providers working with parents of children aged 0 to 30 months old, who will become familiar with the following concepts:
  • the parent as a “secure/safe base”
  • attunement
  • (secure) attachment
  • brain-related concepts: sequential, use-dependent, complexity, plasticity, cortical modulation

The ultimate goal of the presentation is to empower providers to boost parents’ confidence: they are “good enough” parents already, even though they don’t always feel that way (“good enough” being better than perfect when it comes to parenting)


  1. Participants will learn the very basics about a child’s brain development;
  2. Participants will learn how to help parents realize that they really are “good enough” moms; they will learn how to give confirmation to the primary caregiver that they have already been using a lot of the attunement and communication (both verbal and non-verbal) skills for healthy attachment with their child(ren);
  3. Participants will walk away with several new practical tools to improve sensitivity and responsivity (or when not to respond) and, as a result, to improve secure attachment

This Course meets the qualifications for 1 hour of continuing education units for MFT’s, LPCC’s, LEP’s and/or LCSW’s as required by the Board of Behavioral Examiners.

Friday, Dec. 5th, 12-1:30pm

Elijah's located at Villa La Jolla Drive, La Jolla, CA, United States

Event is FREE for PHA members and $10 for non-members.
For questions or to RSVP, email