Foundations in Perinatal Mental Health & Navigating Culturally Concordant Care 

Culturally relevant perinatal mental health care recognizes and addresses the unique cultural, social, and contextual factors that influence the mental health and wellness of individuals during the perinatal period, which includes pregnancy and the first year postpartum. Addressing perinatal mental health within community mental health care is essential for promoting the well-being of individuals, families, and communities by ensuring early intervention, integrated care, reduced stigma, and access to support services during this critical life stage.

The Pacific Southwest MHTTC is proud to partner with Maternal Mental Health Now (MMMN) to offer this no cost, two-part workshop series covering the foundations of perinatal mental health and the impacts of addressed and unaddressed perinatal mental health on individuals, families and systems.

The first workshop in this series explores the essentials of perinatal mental health as well as practices and tools used by MMMN in California communities. Please note that attending workshop 1 is a prerequisite to attending Part 2. 

The second workshop delves into assessment and implementation approaches, with in-depth scenarios exploring referral options, mitigating risk factors and increasing support for perinatal mental health conditions. Participants will walk away with a foundational understanding of the whys and hows of engaging cultural humility and trauma-informed approaches in perinatal mental health care.


  • This event series has limited space and is expected to reach capacity; there will be a waitlist.
  • Waitlist registrants will be added in the order that their registration is received.
  • For those signing up as a group within the same organization, we ask that groups be limited to teams of two 
  • Registrants will be accepted on a first come, first serve basis.
  • Once registered, if your availability changes and you’re unable to attend, please notify us as soon as possible so we can open a space for those on our waitlist.
  • This event series will be recorded. Recording, materials, and resources will be made available to all registrants at the conclusion of the program.
  • Up to four Continuing Education Hours (CEH) will be available at no cost through verified participation in both workshops.


We invite community and general mental health professionals, and teams of two providers within the same organization to participate. Examples include: social workers, psychiatrists, counselors, psychologists, clinicians, therapists, physicians and peer support specialists.

Tuesday, June 4, 2024
2:00 - 4:00 p.m. PT

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Thursday, June 6, 2024
2:00 - 4:00 p.m. PT

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