I will be adding to this post as I think of other resources…
Postpartum Support International (PSI)
I’ve been a member of PSI since 2006 and have met many wonderful, dedicated and caring social workers, therapists, peer-to-peer support group leaders, etc. at its conferences over the years. The PSI website, as I’ve mentioned in numerous previous posts, provides a listing of resources by state. There is also a warm line for those who need telephone support.
I’m happy to mention that more and more PSI chapters are forming. For example, in the tri-state area the PSI-CT chapter just recently formed https://psictchapter.com/ and NJ is in the process of forming a PSI-NJ chapter. Click here for the article published on February 20th that highlights the purpose of the PSI-CT chapter. The PSI-NJ chapter is in the early stages of development, but the officers are now in place and ramping up plans with monthly calls to establish committees. The chapter has a Facebook page and a website is in the works as well.
If you would like to get involved with either chapter, please let me know and I can put you in touch with them.
Maternal Mental Healthcare Centers
When it comes to mothers’ centers, there are 2 on my mind in New York City:
I will be adding NJ and CT ones in the next few days.
Workshops for Professionals, Peer Support Group Leaders, and Advocates
The Partnership for Maternal & Child Health of Northern New Jersey will be hosting training events featuring Cheryl Tatano Beck, DNSc, CNM, FAAN, Distinguished Professor at the University of Connecticut, School of Nursing.
The target audience for these workshops includes physicians, nurses, social workers and others (like peer-to-peer support group leaders) working with perinatal women. Advocates and others concerned about maternal mental health (like me) are also welcome to sign up.
I will be sure to post information about events intended for new mothers and for those who are dedicating their lives in helping new mothers.