Monday October 10, 2016

CALM – 1236 Chapala St. Santa Barbara, Ca. 93101

2 PM - 3:30 PM



 The Perinatal Wellness Coalition promotes community collaboration to support families from preconception through early childhood for Santa Barbara County. PWC serves to increase access to perinatal services for mental health and substance use through education, prevention, screening and advocacy.

Email – pwcofsb@gmail.com

Website – www.pwcofsb.org  


Attendees: Sandra Copley Chair, AFlorene Bednersh SBCEO/CAC, Kelley Barragan MCAH, Deborah Holmes CALM


1. Introductions


2. Review October Minutes – Approved with changes added – see website

3. Perinatal Substance Use - project planning

Panel - Discussion about potential speakers.  SB CADA- Anna Rodriguez-Sullivan, Villa Magella-Kelly Kennedy (Kelly@villamagella.org 805-683-2838), Casa Serena Sandra Mistretta, North County Perinatal Substance Programs Sylvia Bernard and SBCH – Dr. LeRenard, were potential speakers; Fighting Back Edwin Weaver.  We will ask Elisa Gottheil to speak for .5-1hr on Perinatal Substance Use, especially in our county.

Venue - Chumash is not available.  We will use the Buellton Community Center.


Action Plan:

Kelley Barragan will reserve a date for Wednesday February 22nd to hold the space at Buellton Community Center. 

Deborah Holmes suggested we discuss sharing time with CAPC on February 16th for the panel and educational program.

Sandra Copley will check with Barb Finch to see if this is an option or use Feb. 22 date.

Sandra Copley will call potential speakers.



4. Dignity Health PPD program Update - Kelley Barragan/SCopley (and) Videoconferencing Meeting – Deborah Holmes

Deborah Holmes states videoconferencing will be in place within the next couple of weeks. They will need to develop a HIPPA policy regarding videoconferencing before we can use.


5. Website www.pwcofsb.org update – Sandra Copley


Advertising - Kelley Barragan has shared with CPSP and CHDP providers.  Everyone is asked to share.

Additional info on depression added – see www.pwcofsb.org under 'Resources'

Will add ‘Events’ and ‘News’ and include information from Dignity Health and others as needed

Private practitioners will be included as a plan of action.


6. Member Updates

Florene Bednersh

WEB is looking into an evidenced-based home visitation program called Family Connect.  They would like to work with CenCal, MCAH, Dignity Health and Sansum regarding a county-wide model in collaboration with Durham program from Duke University.

First 5 may consider funding WEB for one more year. More information will follow after the First 5 Commission Meeting.

The Dignity Health Maternal Mental Health meeting discussed new manager Barbara Sheehy; a resource list they are devising; utilizing Promotores that have taken Mental Health First Aid (venue not specified); IT team to obtain screening tool data (HIPAA not discussed).


Deborah Holmes

The UCSB Internal Review Committee at UCSB that review research has reviewed research.  There are participants that use our Perinatal Resource Brochure – Parent Links, Healthy Families.


Erika Adler – Email

I wanted to share an upcoming PSI certificate training, PMADs: Components of Care, that is being held in Visalia, CA on November 3-4, 2016 (continuing eduction credits also available).  PSI offers this certification before each annual conference and at other times throughout the year.  We have no knowledge of when the next one will be in CA.  Luckily this one is only 3.5-4 hours drive from SB.  PEP is working to send one volunteer (and there may be more). Maybe someone from your organization would also be interested in attending.  I was grateful to see employees of SBCPHD in attendance at the training in San Diego earlier this year. 

Here is the info: http://ccpmhc.org/conference/2016/index.html