As part of its Perinatal Mental Health (PMH) Learning Community, the Hospital Quality Institute will host a free webinar on Nov. 18 from noon to 1 p.m. (PT) on Fathers and Partners and Perinatal Mental Health.
The webinar will discuss the mental health issues that may affect fathers and partners in the perinatal period, as well as how fathers and partners may be a protective factor for a mother or birthing person struggling with a perinatal mental health disorder.
The presenter will be Kevin Gruenberg, Psy.D., a clinical psychologist and the director of Love, Dad, a non
–profit organization promoting work with fathers as an integral part of perinatal and early childhood support programs.
The PMH Learning Community is HQI’s program aimed at strengthening approaches to mental health during the perinatal period. The program website contains a wealth of resources for hospitals, including an e-learning course for staff, an app for patients and families, various sample policies and other materials shared by participating hospitals, as well as slides and recordings from over 20 webinars and group office hours held thus far.
Participation helps hospitals comply with Assembly Bill 3032 (Frazier), which requires educating perinatal employees about maternal mental health conditions as well as informing postpartum women and families about the signs and symptoms of maternal mental health disorders, post-hospital treatment options, and community resources.