Black and Latinx Perinatal PTSD: What Behavioral Health Providers Need to Know

This four-session training series aims to provide behavioral healthcare professionals with a comprehensive understanding of perinatal post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), specifically in the context of Black and Latinx mothers. It will delve into challenges including traumatic birth experiences, mental health diagnoses, and stigma surrounding substance use disorder/opioid use disorder (SUD/OUD). Participants will explore the impact of racial and cultural factors on the development and manifestation of perinatal PTSD and gain knowledge and skills to support and provide culturally sensitive care to Black and Latinx mothers experiencing perinatal PTSD.

Trainings will build on one another but can also stand alone, so participants can attend some or all of the trainings. Participants will gain insights into the challenges faced by Black and Latinx mothers and will be equipped with the knowledge and skills necessary to provide culturally sensitive care that addresses the specific needs of these mothers.


Tiffany Malone

Tiffany Malone, M.A., is a seasoned senior program manager at Advocates for Human Potential (AHP), bringing two decades of experience to her role. She spearheads the Mentored Internship Program under the California Department of Health Care Services’ Behavioral Health Workforce Development Initiative. As the Deputy Director, Tiffany provides strategic planning, oversight, management, and invaluable training and technical assistance (TA) to behavioral health organizations across California, aiding in the expansion of the state’s behavioral health workforce. With expertise in various training formats and extensive management experience, Ms. Malone is adept at driving performance and fostering growth within her teams. Prior to her time at AHP, she provided behavioral support to families, specifically mothers with children diagnosed with autism spectrum disorder. She is deeply committed to advocating for Black maternal and infant health. Her dedication extends to her involvement with the African American Infant and Maternal Mortality Village Fund, where she champions holistic wellness services for Black and Latinx mothers. She actively addresses systemic issues contributing to maternal mortality rates among Black and Latinx women in Los Angeles
County. Ms. Malone holds a B.S. in health management from Howard University and an M.A. in teaching applied behavior analysis from National University. Additionally, she is certified as a Master Life Coach, Cognitive Behavior Life Coach, and 200-hour yoga instructor.

Linzi Jack

Linzi A. Jack, M.A., NBC-HWC, is a senior program associate with AHP and a Board-Certified Integrative Health and Wellness Coach with more than 12 years of experience in the policy and organizational landscapes of behavioral health, homelessness, and substance use. She has a keen focus on advancing health equity by reducing the socioeconomic barriers that drive poor health outcomes for underserved communities. Ms. Jack provides dynamic thought leadership, logistical support, TA content development, and grantee support to the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) Behavioral Health Technical Assistance Program and the Illinois Regional Care Coordination Agency Projects at AHP. She has an extensive background in implementing large-scale quality improvement programs for Federally Qualified Health Centers, including the National Committee for Quality Assurance Patient-Centered Medical Home Certification and the Centers for Disease. Control and Prevention Immunization Quality Improvement for Providers program. Ms. Jack holds a B.S. in psychology from Howard University and an M.A. in integrative health and wellness coaching from the Maryland University of Integrative Health.


Each session will meet for 90 minutes twice a month on Wednesdays, from 2:00 p.m. to
3:30 p.m. ET June 12 through July 24.

June 12, 2024
Understanding the Intersectionality of Race, Culture, and Perinatal PTSD

June 26, 2024
Exploring Trauma During the Birthing Process and Its Impact on Black and Latinx Mothers

July 10, 2024
Providing Culturally Sensitive Care for Black and Latinx Mothers with Mental Health Diagnoses

July 24, 2024
Addressing Stigma Related to SUD/OUD Among Black and Latinx Mothers

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