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Sunday, May 20, 2018 at 12:00 PM PDT
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Monday, December 31, 2018 at 1:00 PM PST

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This is an online event. Link to webinar registration will be sent with confirmation email. 
 

 
 

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Wendy Davis 
Postpartum Support International 
503-894-9453 
wdavis@postpartum.net 
 

Postpartum Support International Webinars for Family and Community Support

Join us in a 4-class webinar series for families, communities, and advocates to learn from leaders in the field about strengthening support for families and communities. Our presenters are Jane Honikman, Susan Benjamin Feingold, Ann Dunnewold, and Timoria McQueen Saba.  All classes are recorded and available for viewing at your convenience.

Purchase the whole series, or single classes. All classes are recorded and will be sent to you after the class is done. See tickets below. 

Visit www.postpartum.net/professionals/trainings-events/ for more information about clinical trainings for mental health and healthcare professionals.

Postpartum Support International is founded on the mission to promote awareness, prevention and treatment of mental health issues related to childbearing in every country worldwide. It is the vision of PSI that every woman and family worldwide will have access to information, social support, and informed professional care to deal with mental health issues related to childbearing.  

 

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Session 1
Recorded March 28, 2018

Jane Honikman, MS
Beyond Talk into Action: Meeting the Needs of Perinatal Families

Session 2
Recorded April 11, 2018

Susan Benjamin Feingold, PsyD
Legal Issues and Advocacy in perinatal mood disorders: 
PA 100-0574, an Illinois Ground-Breaking Law

Session 3
Recorded April 25, 2018
Ann Dunnewold, PhD

Mindful Mothering

Session 4
Presented October 12, 2018
TImoria McQueen Saba

Birth Trauma, PTSD, and its Effect on Moms and Families 

Presenter Biographies

Jane Honikman
Jane Honikman, MS, Founder of Postpartum Support International, began her career in maternal mental health in 1977 when she co-founded Postpartum Education for Parents (PEP). In 1981 Jane received a grant from the American Association of University Women to study the Growth and Dynamics of Postpartum Support Groups. She became the Executive Director of the Santa Barbara Birth Resource Center in 1984 and that same year attended her first MarcÚ Society conference. In 1987 she founded Postpartum Support International (PSI) as a result of organizing the first conference on Women’s Mental Health Following Childbirth held in Santa Barbara. She was elected as PSI’s first President in 1989 and as Founding Director operated the organization from her home until 2004. Jane has authored many articles and educational materials on postpartum issues and how to start community support networks based on her books I’m Listening (2002) and Community Support for New Families (2013). In 2012 I’m Listening was adapted by the humanitarian organization CARE for their Facilitator’s Training Guide for use in Bangladesh. It has also been translated into Chinese and Hebrew. Her expertise is based upon her struggles as a new mother. She continues to lecture and train internationally on the role of social support and the emotional health of families. Jane’s own family includes her supportive husband of 47 years, 3 adult children, their spouses, and 8 grandchildren (and a cat). She enjoys living a healthy and active lifestyle in Santa Barbara. www.janehonikman.com

Susan Benjamin Feingold
Susan Benjamin Feingold, PsyD s a licensed clinical psychologist, author and adjunct professor at Illinois School of Professional Psychology, Chicago Campus of Argosy University. In her clinical practice, she has specialized for over twenty years in women’s mental health issues related to reproductive function, including perinatal depression and anxiety disorders, adjustment disorders, PMDD, fertility issues, pregnancy loss, menopausal problems, PTSD, sexual issues and couple relationship problems. She is the author of Happy Ending, New Beginnings: Navigating Pospartum Disorders.

Barry Lewis

Barry Lewis is a litigation attorney in the private practice of law, practicing primarily in the field of criminal law.  He is a past chair of a Chicago Bar Association lawyer referral committee, winner of an award from Chicago Volunteer Legal Services, and has been a continuing legal education lecturer.  He has been the Chicago  Bar Association criminal justice representative on several Law Day presentations and in other venues.  He was previously an adjunct professor teaching trial advocacy. He was co-author of the Illinois Institute for Continuing Legal Educations first book on the then-new Federal Rules of Evidence.  He has been a member of the Illinois Continuing Legal Education faculty since 1975. He has presented the brief and his testimony in support of HB 1764, which resulted in its unanimous passage in the Senate Criminal Law Committee.  This is the bill now known as PA 100-0574 regarding postpartum illnesses An avid sailor, he is past Judge Advocate for the Chicago Yachting Association, which is the umbrella organization over the Chicago area yacht clubs and past commodore of Belmont Yacht Club.  He is the author of McGraw-Hill’s most recent book on sailing, Learn To Sail Today.

Ann Dunnewold

Ann Dunnewold, PhD, is a psychologist and author in Dallas. Specializing in women's issues, Ann's mission is to arm women against the pressures of modern motherhood. Ann has served as president of Postpartum Support International (PSI), and was the 2008 recipient of PSI's prestigious Jane Honikman Award for her service to postpartum women and their families. In addition to her writing and clinical practice, Ann offers training/development to women and mental health professionals on life balance, mind-body, and women's issues, in workshop settings, and via her blog at www.anndunnewold.com.

Timoria McQueen Saba

I am a maternal health writer, advocate and speaker specializing in mental and physical trauma due to childbirth and pregnancy - quite a change from my former career as a celebrity makeup artist. Immediately following the birth of my oldest daughter in 2010, I suffered a postpartum hemorrhage and almost died. I underwent a life-saving surgery and was later diagnosed with PTSD (posttraumatic stress disorder). One year later, I had a miscarriage in a frozen yogurt shop in front of several people, which triggered the difficult emotions from the hemorrhage I suffered the year prior. I realized that there were very few resources for women who had experienced similar birth and pregnancy complications and the lingering psychological effects. I decided to start the conversation publicly and became a maternal health advocate. My treatment included a combination of talk therapy and restorative yoga. I gave birth to my second daughter in March of 2014. My birth experience the second time around can best be described as perfectly “normal.” I have written for several websites, including the Huffington Post. I am currently a volunteer for Postpartum Support International (PSI) on the Warmline and as an administrator on the PSI Facebook page. I have been featured as a guest speaker for hospital support groups as well as information sessions for doctors, midwives and therapists. One of my other passions is lobbying Congress along with other maternal health advocates to bring awareness to bills aimed at improving women’s health. I also run a mother’s support group called “Emotional Wellbeing After Baby” at Milford Regional Hospital in Milford, MA. It is my goal to help other women have their birth experiences validated. Mothers deserve to feel supported and know they are not alone in whatever their personal struggle may be.