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Mental Health First Aid for the Perinatal Provider

July 13, 2022 @ 9:00 am. - 4:30 pm.

This is a one-day training designed specifically for perinatal healthcare providers and professionals who provide support to pregnant people. The training will be broken down into the following 4 modules with facilitated discussions:

  • Module 1 - Introduction and Cultural Humility
  • Module 2 - Mental Health Challenges in the Perinatal Client
  • Module 3 - Suicidality in the Perinatal Client/Seeking Help for Mental Illness
  • Module 4 - Addiction, Eating Disorders, and Intimate Partner Violence in the Perinatal Client

* This training is certified by the International Board of Lactation Consultant Educators and International Childbirth Educators Association.
* Participants who complete the full-day training will receive a certificate of participation.
* Attendees must attend live, as this training will not be recorded.


Kristin Cavuto (She/They), MSW, LCSW, IBCLC

Kristin is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker and International Board-Certified Lactation Consultant in private practice in central New Jersey. Her practice specialties are low milk supply, parental and infant mental health, and the intersection of ethnicity, sexual orientation, and gender in the care of the new family. They have spoken on various lactation, mental health, and equity topics for USLCA, GOLD, the Lehigh Valley Breastfeeding Association Conference, the Appalachian Breastfeeding Conference, Annie Frisbie Learn, Queering Mental Health, and many others. She designed and taught a training course on Mental Health First Aid for Perinatal Providers. They have been a featured speaker on several lactation related podcasts. She also serves as a legal advocate and expert witness for cases involving lactation and child welfare. She is the founder of Every Baby Eats, an organization dedicated to helping solve the formula crisis through free and low-cost lactation education.

She is the mother of two children who nursed full term despite maternal IGT, and who are now 16 and 13. They are an anti racist LGBT+ activist, a member of transformative works fandoms, and makes fighting for a better world part of her daily life.

Saskatchewan Prevention Institute