HIGHLIGHTING INNOVATIVE PROGRAMS TO PREVENT PERINATAL MENTAL HEALTH CONDITIONS

Monday, May 23rd

 12-1 PM ET

Overview of Maternal Mental Health
and Prevention Programs 

1-2 PM ET

 “Deep Dive”Into One of
Three Prevention Programs 

FACTS ABOUT MATERNAL MENTAL HEALTH 

> MMH conditions are the MOST COMMON complication of pregnancy and childbirth.

> MMH conditions impact 1 in 5 individuals during pregnancy or first year following pregnancy, affecting 800,000 families each year.

> MMH conditions include anxiety, depression, obsessive-compulsive disorders, post-traumatic stress disorder.

> Suicide and overdose combined are the leading cause of death for women in the first year following childbirth.

EVENT DESCRIPTION

The goal of this event was to bring together representatives of evidence-based programs designed to prevent and mitigate perinatal mental health conditions, along with representatives from government agencies, national organizations, and others who could benefit from learning about and potentially implementing these programs.

PREVENTION PROGRAMS

Three evidence-based protocols, two of which have been endorsed by the United States Preventive Services Task Force,  have proved effective in preventing PMH conditions by teaching parents how to reduce stress, improve communication, and build social support. These programs focus primarily on parents with limited resources or support systems and are typically available via community mental health centers, federally qualified health centers, or home visiting programs.

MOTHERS AND BABIES

  • Focus on low-income women
  • Valid during pregnancy and postpartum
  • English and Spanish
  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy
  • Group (8 sessions) or individual (9 sessions) via home visiting programs

ROSES

  • Reach Out, Stay Strong, Essential for Mothers of Newborns (ROSES)
  • Focus on low-income women during pregnancy
  • Group or one-on-one
  • 4 sessions during pregnancy, 1 booster session postpartum
  • Integrated Interpersonal Therapy and Cognitive Behavioral therapy

PREPP

  • Practical Resources for Effective Postpartum Parenting (PREPP)
  • Focus on mother-baby dyad
  • Incorporates reflect skills, mindfulness, stress tolerance
  • English and Spanish
  • One-on-one; 5 sessions

Presentations

Event Video presentations
Main Session presentation
Mothers & Babies Presentation
ROSES Breakout Presentation
PREPP Breakout Presentation

PARTICIPANTS

  • Organizations and individuals who might be interested in implementing these programs, such as
  • Government agencies and bureaus from HHS (ACF, CMS, HRSA, SAMHSA)
  • National organizations involved in maternal-child health, mental health, birth equity, etc.
  • National, state, and local government agencies and departments

SUMMIT

The Summit was a 2-hour virtual event: plenary session followed by optional breakout sessions.

Part 1: Plenary session (1 hour).

  • Welcome by guest speakers.
  • Overview of PMH conditions
  • Overviews of the three prevention programs.
  • Summary and transition to Part 2

Part 2: Break out sessions (1 hour).

  • Each program had a longer session to provide a “deep dive” into a specific program.
  • Speakers talked about their research, findings, program implementation, and findings.

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