Workshop: Perinatal Anxiety and Supporting Parental Mental Health - North Bay
Tuesday, 15 November 2016 from 12:00 PM to 4:30 PM (EST)
Mental health issues are common concerns for service providers working with prenatal clients and parents of young children. This workshop will help service providers better understand perinatal anxiety and provide information to support parents with mental health issues of all kinds. Perinatal anxiety will be described in detail and participants will have the opportunity to consider how, where and when to refer parents/caregivers living with anxiety in their local community. Strategies to support parents with mental health issues will be briefly discussed and participants will consider how to use Best Start Resource Centre strategies/resources in their own programs.
Hilary Brown is an Assistant Professor at the University of Toronto and an Adjunct Scientist at Women’s College Hospital. She holds a PhD from the University of Western Ontario and MSc from Queen’s University. Her research examines risk factors for perinatal mental illness as well as its impact on child developmental outcomes.
Jo-Anne Robertson is a health promotion consultant at Best Start Resource Centre since 2016. She has worked in family support programs since 2002 and has a background in psychology, child studies and public health. Jo-Anne is the lead for maternal mental health at Best Start Resource Centre and also has an interest in paternal mental health.
Networking Lunch 12:00 – 1:00 pm
Perinatal Anxiety 1:00 - 3:00 pm
Break 3:00 – 3:15 pm
Perinatal Anxiety 3:15 – 3:45 pm
Supporting Parents with Mental Health Issues 3:45 – 4:30 pm
Note: The registration fee includes participant handouts and lunch. Payment must accompany registration form. We will refund your registration fee ONLY if you cancel your registration two weeks before the training session for which you have registered. Cancellation should be notified in writing ONLY. An Administrative Fee of $10 will be retained on the registration fee when processing the refund.
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Best Start Resource Centre / Centre de ressources Meilleur départ
The Best Start Resource Centre supports service providers working on preconception health, prenatal health and early child development. We provide consultations, respond to inquiries, deliver training and professional development (e.g., webinars, workshops, conferences, online courses), supply you with evidence-based resources and keep you connected (e.g., e-bulletins, electronic networks).
Le Centre de ressources Meilleur départ vise à faciliter le travail des intervenants dans les domaines de la santé avant et pendant la grossesse et du développement de la petite enfance. Nous offrons des consultations, formation et perfectionnement professionnel (ex. webinaires, ateliers, conférences, apprentissage en ligne), nous répondons aux demandes, nous offrons des ressources fondées sur des données probantes et nous vous tenons au courant (ex. bulletins, réseaux).