International Marcé Society Position Statement on Screening 2013
“Psychosocial Assessment and Depression Screening in Perinatal Women.”
The case for undertaking universal psychosocial assessment (including depression screening) of women during the ‘perinatal period’ has attracted much interest and vigorous debate. The Marcé Society position statement aims to articulate the arguments contributing to the debate and thus provide guidance to assist decision-making by clinicians, policy makers and health services. Read the whole position statement here.
Postpartum Support International and 2020Mom offer an online webinar and Maternal Mental Health Certificate Training for mental health and clinical professionals. They also offer a two-day certificate of training at their annual international conference. See www.postpartum.net for details.
Support and Training to Enhance Primary Care for Postpartum Depression (STEP-PPD) provides information and resources to help providers better understand the symptoms of PPD. Its goals are to provide education, resources and support to primary care providers for improved management of PPD in primary care settings.
Created by nurse scientists at the University of Washington and members of the Washington State First Steps Team, “Keys to Postpartum Depression” offers three multi-media training modules on Understanding and Treating Women with Perinatal Depression & Mood Disorders, Relationship Focused Practice, and Screening for Perinatal Depression.
Spectrum Women’s Health Toolkit for Healthcare Providers
This toolkit was created to help prepare healthcare staff, garner financial and resource support and design your own postpartum depression program. The step-by-step approach helps you create an advisory team, train staff, begin screening, establish follow-up protocols, develop a referral team, implement groups and services, launch a telephone support and information line, and create a program evaluation process. One kit costs $450.
Above info adapted from PSI, www.postpartum.net