This 2 hour workshop takes a look at the psychosocial and medical aspects of postpartum depression. A mother has just given birth to a wonderful baby and everyone's ecstatic. Everyone, that is, but the mother. If this is supposed to be a happy time, why does she feel so low?
This workshop is for birth professionals, health care providers, community health educators, teachers, mothers, fathers, and anyone that serves women of child bearing age and their families in our community.
Linda Moses-Simmons, MD, FACOG--As a board certified Obstetrician and Gynecologist with more than 20 years of practice experience with at-risk women in urban environments, Dr. Moses-Simmons is well suited to improve perinatal health outcomes and facilitate access to comprehensive health services for women and their families. She was born and raised in an impoverished neighborhood in the inner city of Memphis, TN. Being reared in this community, it was her goal at the completion of her training to return to this community. This provided her the opportunity to not only provide quality care, but also empower citizens of Memphis, TN. It is her purpose to make changes in the lives of other to become stewards of their own health care. She graduated medical school at James Quillen College of Medicine, East Tennessee State University, Johnson City, TN in 1988. Her internship and residency was performed at Mt. Sinai Hospital and Medical Center, Chicago, IL from 1988-1992.
Netasha Bowers, LMSW—Netasha Bowers received her Bachelor of Science from the Austin Peay State University in 1996 and received her MSSW from the University of Tennessee Knoxville in 2004. Over the last 18 years, Ms. Bowers has served those in need ranging from substance abuse treatment, child advocacy, criminal justice, research, mental health counseling and residential treatment to name a few. In 2009, Ms. Bowers’ passion became a reality when she began working with The BLUES Project through the University of Tennessee Health Science Center. After becoming a teen mother in 1993 and being told that “she would be just like the others on welfare, living in the projects with a house full of children,” working in teen pregnancy and maternal-child health disparities intensified. Since then, she works tirelessly to encourage and empower others to reach for their dreams as she did, knowing that the only thing that has the potential to stop that process is self. Ms. Bowes continues to do community outreach, education, and speaking engagements. She is a Licensed Master Social Worker, currently in the process of obtaining her LCSW with hopes of continuing to make a difference in the lives of others.
Teresa Franklin, MS, LMSW, MBA--Teresa Franklin received her undergraduate degree from the University of Memphis in Psychology in 1995. Mrs. Franklin holds graduates degrees in Human Services with a specialization in Criminal Justice and Business Administration from Capella University. She received her Masters of Science in Social Work from the University of Tennessee Knoxville in 2008. She is a Licensed Master Social Worker and is currently the Program Manager in the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center, Memphis, TN. Mrs. Franklin has over 15 years of experience in the Human Services field. She has experience in the areas of criminal justice, child welfare, victim advocacy, medical social work, and research. She was presented with the Angela Kyles Victim Service Award in 2009. She was presented with the Chancellor’s 2012 UT Health Science Center Exempt Staff Award in 2012. Mrs. Franklin is a member of the NASW and serves member of the March of Dimes Program Services Committee.
When & Where
Shelby County Office of Early Childhood and Youth
The Shelby County Office of Early Childhood & Youth coordinates programs, advises policymakers, and promotes community understanding that all children deserve to be healthy, safe, and nurtured.