Upcoming Events

Social Support Training

This training is appropriate for anyone who supports mothers during the perinatal period and is required for all PSVa social support volunteers.

All trainings are on Saturdays from 9:30 am — 4 pm with optional networking from 4 pm – 5 pm.

Registration fee includes course materials, refreshments, and lunch.

Topics include

  • Overview of perinatal mood and anxiety disorders
  • Treatment options and intervention strategies
  • Roles and responsibilities of social support volunteers
  • Launching and leading peer support groups
  • Role-playing difficult situations

This training is limited to 20 people to provide sufficient time for interaction, role-playing, discussion, and feedback.  The curriculum includes an overview and information about postpartum depression and related perinatal mood and anxiety disorders (PMADs), including how to distinguish between the baby blues and PMADs; how to handle difficult situations; the definition, value, and types of social support; and role-playing common issues and support group scenarios that arise when supporting women experiencing PMADs.

Social Support Training

 Newport News


Saturday March 9, 2019
9:30 am to 4 pm

Bon Secours Mary Immaculate Hospital

2 Bernardine Drive
Newport News, VA 23602


Social Support Training


Please note: This training is at capacity. To be placed on the wait list in case space becomes available, please email JaLyn Tiffany at jtiffany@postpartumva.org.

Saturday March 23, 2019
9:30 am to 4 pmVCU School of Nursing

Sadie Heath Cabaniss Hall
1100 East Leigh Street
Richmond, Virginia 23219


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