H I S T O R Y
SANTA BARBARA COUNTY POSTPARTUM DEPRESSION ACTIVITIES,
STRATEGIC PLANNING AND ACCOMPLISHMENTS
All mothers , fathers and families of children in early childhood who reside in Santa Barbara County
Community and Public agencies that serve women and children 0-5 in Santa Barbara County
BRIEF HISTORY OF PERINATAL/POSTPARTUM SUPPORT IN SANTA BARBARA COUNTY
Postpartum Education for Parents (PEP) founded. Warm-line and discussion groups began in South Santa Barbara County.
Weekly PPD groups started by Birth Resource Center and continued by PEP
PEP writes and distributes PPD Brochure
PPD training given to all Health Care Clinic staff, Public Health Department and WIC staff
2000 Perinatal Mental Health Task Force meets regularly at Cottage Hospital
CALM begins providing postpartum depression groups and individual counseling. Denied funding.
Postpartum Depression/Attachment Work Group begins.
ADMHS/Mental Health champions the cause.
First 5, PHD, CBO involvement
Postpartum Task force successfully applied for Emerging Needs Grant from First 5 of Santa Barbara County and Department of Alcohol and Mental Health support. Consultant hired to facilitate strategic planning process. Printed and disseminated Strategic Plan. Ten community agencies were involved to support and facilitate the coordination and collaboration of providers addressing the shared issue of concern, PPD. The strategic plan gave overall direction for broadening awareness, identify gaps in services, provide education, facilitate continuity of services for the identification, prevention and treatments countywide.
Home Visitation Programs assess for Postpartum Depression - MCAH Field Nursing, CALM and Welcome Every Baby.
2012 - current
Funding discontinued. MCAH Director chaired and community leaders continued grass-root efforts in collaboration to support families from preconception through early childhood and increase access to perinatal services for mental health and substance use through education, prevention, screening and advocacy.
CALM expanded postpartum support groups in English and Spanish.
Santa Barbara Public Health MCAH program included Perinatal Mental Health and Substance Use as Priority areas in Santa Barbara County for the State and Federal Five Year Capacity Asssessment with a five year plan implemented.
TRAININGS THAT HAVE BEEN OFFERED THROUGH PWC
These are currently not offered. If you would like information on potential classes, email PWC on the Contact page.
TRAIN-THE-TRAINER POSTPARTUM DEPRESSION EDUCATION
Developed by Deborah Holmes, Jane Honikman, Sandra Fahey, Emma Posadas Espinoza, & Sandra Copley
Note - Adapted Train-the-Trainer have been tailored for community groups are currently available by:
Deborah Holmes and Sandra Copley
A NEW PARADIGM FOR POSTPARTUM DEPRESSION AND NEW MOTHERS
PPD & BREASTFEEDING
PPD & MEDICATIONS
LEGAL HUMANIZATION OF THE ANDREA YATES CASE
RECOGNIZING & RESPONDING TO CHILD NEGLECT
Dr. Nisha Abdul Cader
PEER-TO-PEER CONNECTIONS & COMMUNITY SUPPORT FOR NEW FAMILIES
Jane Honikman & Chris Errea
PARENT-CHILD RELATIONSHIPS & INTERVENTION STRATEGIES
Deborah Holmes & Sandra Copley
USE AND MISUSE OF THE EDINBURGH DEPRESSION SCALE
Deborah Holmes and Jane Honikman
MEDICAL & PSYCHOLOGICAL APPROACHES TO THE TREATMENT OF PPD
Dr Jane Engeldinger. And Dr. Michael O’Hara
SCREENING AND IDENTIFYING POSTPARTUM DEPRESSION
Chery Tatano Beck