Perinatal mood and anxiety disorders (PMADs) affect millions of women each year. In fact, 1 in 8 women will develop a PMAD. Research shows that infants born to women with PMADs are more likely to develop cognitive, social-emotional and behavioral problems, as well as experience abuse and neglect.
Please join us as psychologist Dr. Diane Sanford, an internationally-recognized expert in perinatal mood and anxiety disorders, presents an overview of how mood and anxiety disorders affect childbearing women, who's at risk, evidence-based treatment strategies, and the importance of developing community-based systems of support.
Dr. Sanford's session will be followed by a discussion of how we can build, strengthen and improve the supports available for women with PMADs thoughout Missouri. We will work together to answer the following questions:
- What resources are currently available in your community?
- Are there resource gaps that need to be addressed?
- What are the most significant barriers to providing a better support for women in your community?
- Who needs to be at table for this work to proceed?
- How do we best partner together to coordinate our efforts to provide support?
This is an opportunity for education, dialog, and renewing your commitment to improve the health of Missouri families!
A block of hotel rooms is available for workshop participants for the evening of Thursday, July 31, 2014. Rooms with one king bed are available for $99.00 or two queen beds for $109.00. To reserve a room, please contact the Hilton Garden Inn Columbia at (573) 814-5464. Rooms will be available at these rates until July 10, 2014, or sell out.
Questions about this event can be directed to Trina Ragain, State Director of Program Services, at (314) 513-9963 or email@example.com.
Please note: Workshop participants who are interested in attending the March of Dimes Annual Statewide Perinatal Conference, Show Me Better Birth Outcomes, November 13-14, 2014 in Columbia, MO, will receive a $30 discount on their conference registration fee. More information about the upcoming conference will be posted to www.perinatalconference.org.
When & Where
March of Dimes Greater Missouri Chapter
The March of Dimes is a national voluntary health agency whose volunteers and staff work to improve the health of infants and children by preventing birth defects, premature birth and infant mortality. Founded in 1938, the March of Dimes funds programs of research, community services, education and advocacy. For the latest resources and information, visit marchofdimes.com or nacersano.org.