H I S T O R Y

SANTA BARBARA COUNTY POSTPARTUM DEPRESSION ACTIVITIES,

STRATEGIC PLANNING AND ACCOMPLISHMENTS

1977-Current

POPULATION SERVED

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 

 

1977

  • Postpartum Education for Parents (PEP) founded. Warm-line and discussion groups began in South Santa Barbara County.

 

1989-2000

  • 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

 

2002

  • CALM begins providing postpartum depression groups and individual counseling. Denied funding.

 

2004

  • Postpartum Depression/Attachment Work Group begins.

  • ADMHS/Mental Health champions the cause.

  • First 5, PHD, CBO involvement

 

2005

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. 

2002-current

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. 

2015

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

Dr. Kendall-Tackett 

 

PPD & MEDICATIONS 

Dr. Misri 

 

LEGAL HUMANIZATION OF THE ANDREA YATES CASE 

George Parnham 

 

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