Strong Families AZ
Ongoing and Online
Want to know more about perinatal mood and anxiety disorders? There is a FREE online course, designed for AZ home visitors, available to everyone and presented by Strong Families AZ. Those who would like to volunteer with the PSI AZ Chapter who have not already attended the 2-day professional training, PMADs: Components of Care, are asked to take this online course and submit your Certificate of Completion to any of our PSI Coordinators.
This online course covers the signs, symptoms and screening tools for perinatal mood and anxiety disorders (PMAD). PMAD is a set of mood and anxiety disorders that can begin anytime during pregnancy or during the first year postpartum. Home visitors will learn the signs and symptoms as well as the risk factors for PMADs including medical risks, social stressors and high-stress parenting situations. The training includes how to screen using the Edinburgh Postnatal Depression Scale (EPDS), Patient Health Questionnaire-2 (PHQ-2) and the Patient Health Questionnaire-9 (PHQ-9). Detailed information is provided on best practices for support, education and referral in both emergency and non-emergency situations. In addition to understanding the types of PMAD and prevention techniques, home visitors are reminded of the value of self-care and supervisory support.
You can register online by clicking here. You will first need to create an account (located in the upper right hand corder of the website). Once you have your account, choose 'perinatal mood and anxiety disorders' course.
Parenting classes are facilitated by specially trained perinatal coaches at The Pregnancy Care Center of Gilbert.
Classes are held each Wednesday from 5:30-6:30 with time to browse the Boutique.
Mom's, dad's and support people welcome.
894 E. Warner RD. Ste. 103
Gilbert, AZ 85296
Thank you for your interest in volunteering with PSI-AZ. Our organization is made up of volunteers and we'd love to have you.
We value your time and energy and would like to get some initial information from you to see where you may fit best within our organization.
Please fill out the volunteer form located here. Once you submit, our committee lead will be in touch with you. We thank you in advance for your interest. We look forward to meeting with you.
Please consider sponsoring a new volunteer for any of our upcoming traning sessions. Our volunteers keep this organization running. We appreciate your support!