Mental Health First Aid for the Perinatal Care Provider

4 R-CERPs + 4 CEUs + 4 CPEUs

Communication skills for effective assessment and referral

Look for more than just postpartum depression.

In this 4-hour course, you’ll learn how to assess and refer for:

  • postpartum depression, anxiety, and psychosis
  • addiction
  • eating disorders
  • domestic violence
  • suicidality

Upon completion you will have a greater understanding of culturally humble client care, and more confidence handling perinatal mental health challenges in your practice. 

🎉 BONUS! Private Facebook group exclusive to this course

I think all IBCLCs should listen to this course to enhance their understanding of how generational trama and the health care system impact mental health and how we as lactation specialists can stop this cycle and truly help our clients heal.

Breanne Booren
Mental Health First Aid for the Perinatal Care Provider (4 R-CERPs + 4 CEUs + 4 CPEUs)

4 modules:

  • Introduction and Cultural Humility
  • Mental Health Challenges in the Perinatal Client
  • Suicidality in the Perinatal Client/Seeking help for mental illness
  • Addiction, Eating Disorders, and Intimate Partner Violence in the Perinatal Client

IBLCE Content Outline

  • I. B. 5 Maternal nutritional status
  • II. 4 Maternal autoimmune disorders
  • II. 5 Maternal nutritional status
  • IV. 1 Alcohol and tobacco
  • IV. 3 Drugs of abuse
  • IV. 6 Medication (prescription, over-the-counter, diagnostic and therapeutic procedures)
  • V. 5 Family lifestyle
  • V. 6 Identifying support networks
  • V. 7 Maternal mental health
  • V. 8 Maternal psychological/cognative issues
  • V. 9 Mother-baby relationship
  • V. 12 Cultural competency
  • VII. A. 7 Communication Technology
  • VII. B. 1 Active Listening
  • VII. B. 2 Anticipatory guidance
  • VII. B. 4 Documentation
  • VII. B. 5 Educating mothers and families
  • VII. B. 6 Educating professionals, peers, and students
  • VII. B. 8 Emotional support
  • VII. B. 9 Empowerment
  • VII. B. 10 Group support
  • VII. C. 3 Code of Professional Conduct (CPC)
  • VII. D. 1 Apply research in practice
  • VII. D. 2 Appraise and interpret research results

This course is a level up for lactation professionals. Often times we are the first to see and assess the well being of birthing parents. We see them before their 6 week follow up. As a result we are able to identify the ball before it starts rolling and before little issues become bigger issues. This training gives us the tools to properly assess birthing parents and give them the referrals they need to transition into parenthood.

Chanelle Andrews, IBCLC

This course for exceeded my expectations. Kristen did such an amazing job with providing very specific signs to look for, best techniques tools and timing for screening and a multitude of resources. This is so well worth any provider’s time.

Sharon Curtin-Bottomley RN, IBCLC, LCCE
Mental Health First Aid for the Perinatal Care Provider (4 R-CERPs + 4 CEUs + 4 CPEUs)

Meet Your Instructor

Kristin Cavuto, LCSW, MSW, IBCLC

Kristin is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (since 2003) and IBCLC (since 2010) in private practice in central NJ, as well as a LLL Leader (since 2008).  Her practice specialties are low supply, maternal and infant mental health, and the intersection of ethnicity, sexual orientation, and gender in the care of the new family.  She has spoken on various lactation and mental health topics at LC in PP, the Lehigh Valley Breastfeeding Association Conference, and for LLL of the Garden State, and is active in several online lactation communities. 

She is the mother of two boys who nursed full term despite maternal IGT, and who are now 14 and 11. In her spare time, she attends adult Harry Potter conferences, where she speaks (and is writing a book on) sorting and parenting.  She is an anti racist and LGBT+ activist, and a Gryffindor.

Kristin also teaches:

Mental Health First Aid for the Perinatal Care Provider (4 R-CERPs + 4 CEUs + 4 CPEUs)