The Mothers and Babies Course Introduction Training



The Mothers and Babies Course is a program for the prevention of postpartum depression. Based on the principles of cognitive behavioral therapy and attachment theory, Mothers and Babies provides pregnant people and new parents with a toolkit of cognitive, behavioral and mindful approaches to effectively respond to and manage stress. Mothers and Babies has demonstrated effectiveness in reducing depression and anxiety symptoms, and preventing the onset of postpartum depression. Throughout the sessions, mindfulness is also introduced and practice is reinforced.

The curriculum can be delivered in groups or individually, and can be integrated alongside other services such as home visits or a parenting group.

Learning Objectives:
  1. Learn about the foundational concepts of the Mothers and Babies postpartum depression intervention.
  2. Gain an understanding of the connection between thoughts, behaviors, social support and mood, through an overview of the Mothers and Babies intervention content.
  3. Learn about Mothers and Babies intervention modalities, intervention recommendations and methods for identifying clients to receive Mothers and Babies.