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Nurturing Minds, Strengthening Families: Maternal Mental Health

  • 27 Feb 2024
  • 12:00 PM - 2:00 PM
  • Online (Zoom)
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  • Select this option if you are a FMHCA member who wants attendance to be reported to CE Broker for CEUs.
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DescriptionMaternal mental health is vital to the overall well-being of mothers, their children, and entire families. The journey of pregnancy and the postpartum period bring about profound physical and emotional changes, making it a vulnerable time for women. Understanding and addressing maternal mental health challenges is crucial to ensure the health and happiness of both mother and child.  Recognizing and addressing the challenges women face during pregnancy and postpartum is crucial for fostering healthy family dynamics and promoting positive child development outcomes. By prioritizing support, intervention, and destigmatization, we can nurture the minds of mothers and strengthen families, ensuring a brighter and healthier future for all.      

CE Broker Tracking #: 20-1103406 

This event is sponsored by FMHCA, an NBCC-Approved Continuing Education Provider. FMHCA NBCC Provider# 2058. Programs that do not qualify for NBCC credit are clearly identified.  FMHCA is solely responsible for all aspects of the program. This course is approved by the Florida Board of Clinical Social Work, Marriage and Family Therapy and Mental Health Counseling, LMHC, LMFT, LCSW – FMHCA CE Broker #: 50-748

Learning Objectives:

  1. "Understanding Maternal Mental Health- Defining maternal mental health and its implications for mothers, children, and families. Discuss common mental health challenges faced by pregnant women and new mothers.
  2. Highlight the impact of societal and cultural factors on maternal mental health."
  3. Building Resilience- Share evidence-based strategies and self-care practices Empowering Professionals- Address effective communication techniques when discussing maternal mental health.

About the Presenters:

Dr. Shaenor Ishmael, a Licensed Clinical Social Worker, and Qualified Supervisor, is the owner and psychotherapist at Inspired Counseling Center, LLC. She has over ten years of experience in the field of Social Work. Dr. Ishmael is a passionate and dedicated maternal mental health therapist specializing in supporting the emotional well-being of mothers during pregnancy and the postpartum period. She brings a wealth of knowledge and expertise to help women navigate motherhood's unique challenges and transitions.  As a Licensed Clinical Social Worker, Dr. Ishmael deeply understands the psychological and emotional complexities that can arise during the perinatal period. Through compassionate and evidence-based therapy, Dr. Ishmael provides a safe and non-judgmental space for mothers to explore their thoughts, feelings, and concerns, fostering a sense of empowerment and resilience.  

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