The perinatal workforce development training will focus on 1) informing participants of signs, symptoms and treatments regarding possible behavioral health needs of the perinatal population and 2) allowing participants the opportunity to hear the personal stories of women who have experienced the need for services and share their insights into the needs of the behavioral health delivery system.
Part one (150 minutes) will focus on identifying signs and symptoms of individuals with perinatal behavioral health needs and discussing possible treatment modalities. Creating successful linkages will be a primary goal. Behavioral health services will include those specifically tailored to perinatal women with emphasis on mental health, substance use, and trauma services.
Part two (90 minutes) will break participants into small groups of 5-8 people allowing each of them an opportunity for a personal learning experience with women who have experienced behavioral health needs during perinatal periods. This will be a structured discussion based on a list of discussion questions.
Continuing Education Units
The University of Missouri St. Louis, Missouri Institute of Mental Health will be responsible for this program and maintain a record of your continuing education credits earned. The Missouri Institute of Mental Health will award 3.75 clock hours or 4.5 contact hours (.45 CEUs) for this activity
Event Sponsors: The University of Missouri St. Louis, Missouri Institute of Mental Health