Maternal Mental Health Screen
The “Maternal Mental Health Screen” is a form that can be used to keep a record of a completed Edinburgh Postnatal Depression Scale (EPDS) screen for depression and anxiety, and associated information, in a woman’s medical chart. The form includes the EPDS that can be completed by the woman, as well as a place to record information including the date screen completed, woman’s HSN, name, weeks gestation/postpartum, depression and anxiety scores, and whether the woman was referred and to whom.
Caregiver Mental Health and Young Children
Fact Sheet, 2010
Just like everyone else, caregivers can experience mental health concerns. Caregivers’ mental health concerns, whether in their past or present, can impact their young child(ren) in a number of ways. This fact sheet discusses general mental health concerns. For information about maternal mental health and its impact on children, please refer to the fact sheet entitled Postpartum Depression and Mental Health Concerns.
The Smiling Mask: Truths about Postpartum Depression and Parenthood
The documentary, “The Smiling Mask: Truths about Postpartum Depression and Parenthood” tells the inspirational true story of three families and their struggles with postpartum depression. As Carla O’Reilly, Elita Paterson, and Tania Bird journey to wellness, they speak out, inspiring women and families who may be suffering with postpartum depression.SKU: 2-V-200
Brain Development and Young Children
Fact Sheet, 2010
This fact sheet provides an overview of early childhood brain development and stresses the influences that experience and the environment have on optimal development. Early childhood is a time when there is rapid growth and development of the brain. At this time, parents and caregivers have an opportunity to impact brain development. This is also a time when the brain is the most vulnerable.
Resiliency and Young Children: Causal Analysis
Fact Sheet, 2013
People who are resilient have three main abilities: relax, reflect, and respond. These abilities can be further broken down into seven resiliency skills. Each skill forms the basis on which others can be built. The seven skills are emotional regulation, impulse control, causal analysis, empathy, realistic optimism, self-efficacy, and reaching out. This fact sheet focuses on practical ways that caregivers and frontline workers can help children build skills in the area of causal analysis.