Community agencies trained on postpartum depression prevention course

012The Magnolia Project and Florida State College at Jacksonville sponsored the Mothers and Babies Curriculum Overview Training provided by Dr. Darius Tandon, from Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine on December 16.   The goal of the six-week course is to prevent postpartum depression or reduce the level of intensity of negative feelings and emotions around pregnancy or motherhood through weekly groups and individual home visitation.

Fifty-one agency participants representing the Florida Department of Health (FL-DOH), Healthy Start/FL DOH-Duval, Healthy Start/FL DOH-Clay, Healthy Start/FL DOH-St. Johns, Healthy Start/FL DOH-Nassau, Healthy Families-Community Connections, Children’s Home Society, Healthy Start- Gateway Community Services/Azalea Project, Northeast Florida Healthy start Coalition, River Region Human Services, Jersey College School of Nursing and Medical Home for Homeless Children Project completed the training.

The training attendees noted that the Mothers and Babies curriculum would be helpful for the population  they serve and that they enjoyed the training material as a community provider as a whole.