Journey to Perinatal Well Being online course: Perinatal Depression and Anxiety

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Journey to Perinatal Well Being: e-Tools and Resources to Identify and Support Women with Perinatal Depression and Anxiety is designed to help build skills and expertise to assist in screening, assessing and effectively intervening with families where a parent (or parents) is experiencing perinatal depression and anxiety.

The focus of the course is on:

  • Building understanding of the four pillars used to address perinatal depression and anxiety and learning how to apply them in practice:
    • Education and prevention
    • Screening and assessment
    • Treatment and self-management
    • Coping and support
  • Understanding one’s role in supporting mothers and families through the perinatal period as part of a member of an interdisciplinary care team

The online course is designed to be highly interactive and to provide easy-to-digest information.  It uses video, quizzes, reflective exercises, and interactive activities to support a variety of learning styles and levels.

The lesson modules of the course can be completed in approximately 4 hours.

There are also many links to additional resources incorporated into the course content as useful references to support public health nursing practice. Detailed review of these resources may result in a lengthier completion time for some learners. All the links provided can be bookmarked for future reference; it is not necessary to review the resources in their entirety while progressing through the lesson modules.

The course can be completed all at once or in a number of sessions, allowing learning at an individualized pace.

A Certificate of Completion will be issued, useful for those who need to keep a professional development record, and access is offered to a suite of Tools and Resources that will support ongoing practice, including handouts to use with women and families.

For more information, contact carolyn.solomon@gov.bc.ca