Spring 2021
Maternal Child and Adolescent
Health Newsletter
Research and Educational Opportunities for
Maternal Child and Adolescent Health Professionals
ACOG Practice Advisory
Vaccinating Pregnant and Lactating Clients
ACOG recommends that COVID-19 vaccines should not be withheld from pregnant or lactating individuals who meet criteria for vaccination based on ACIP-recommended priority groups.

Moms Are Not Ok: Covid-19 and Maternal Mental Health
This study describes a significant increase in levels of depression and anxiety in women currently pregnant or up to one year post partum during Covid. The data suggests a need for heightened assessment and treatment of maternal mental health and suggests remaining active is protective of mental health.

The ACEs AWARE Self Care Tool For Adults
The following tips can help you manage your stress response. Healthy nutrition, regular exercise, restful sleep, practicing mindfulness, building social connections, and getting mental health support can help decrease stress hormones and improve health. Here are some goals you can set to support your health.
Upcoming Trainings
Marijuana/Cannabis & Mental Health

Wed., April 14, 2021 8:30-10:30am
*Forms of use, potency and vaping 
*Impacts of use throughout lifespan
* How best to support clients
* Resources for continued learning and support

Intended audience: Mental health providers, educators, social workers, nurses.
Free CEUs Available.
Assessing Substance Use Disorder in the Perinatal Period

Empowering Perinatal Services Partners to speak with women about their substance use and mental health

Monday, May 24, 11:00-2:00

Learn about: Trauma Informed Screening
Referring to Appropriate Services
Working With Clients Virtually

This training is targeted to Public Health staff, including: Home Visitors, WIC, Adolescent Family Life and CPSP staff.

The California Opioid Use Disorder Toolkit: Supporting Public Health Response in Maternal, Child, and Adolescent Health will be shared with all training participants.
Free CEUs Available
The Postpartum Support Center
Is Currently enrolling for the ROSE prenatal program
The Post Partum Support Center provides pregnant women the skills and information that they need to lower their risk of postpartum depression
Postpartum Support Center (PPSC)
is a community-based nonprofit organization serving Marin and Sonoma counties. Our focus is on the well-being of expectant and new parents and their families. Our Purpose is to help perinatal families navigate the postpartum period, reduce parental stress, build effective support systems, and prevent postpartum depression whenever and wherever possible.