Social Support Training

Newport News, VA 


Friday, January 3, 2020

9:00 am - 4:00 pm

Optional networking 4:00 - 5:00 pm

Limited to 18 attendees


Riverside Regional Medical Center
Annex D
500 J. Clyde Morris Boulevard
Newport News, VA 23601

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 scenarios and difficult situations


This training is limited to 18 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; the definition, value, and types of social support; how to handle difficult situations; and role-playing common issues and support group scenarios that arise when supporting women experiencing PMADs.

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Includes course materials, refreshments, and lunch

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