Skills Groups for Your Patients
Our skills groups are tailored to address anxiety and depression associated with pregnancy or the postpartum period. They are best suited for patients at high risk for postpartum depression, patients with mild to moderate depression or anxiety, and patients who are stable and currently established in mental health treatment.
All groups are facilitated by PEACE for Moms staff and meet weekly over Zoom. To refer a patient for one of our groups, please call the PEACE for Moms consult line at 404-977-3223. If your organization or practice would like information about hosting a Mothers and Babies or ROSEs group on-site, please contact us by email at firstname.lastname@example.org
Skills groups are accessible by provider referral only.
Mothers & Babies
Mothers & Babies focuses on improved coping skills and interventions to address symptoms of depression and anxiety. Participants are trained in mindfulness practices as well as focusing on developing healthy attachments to their new infant.
Held over telemedicine and led by PEACE for Moms staff, there are nine weekly hour-long sessions. Each week builds on the prior sessions, so participants are asked to commit to the entire course. These groups are “closed” (i.e. patients may enter the program at specific intervals) and will allow 6-9 participants per cycle. Participants must be within one year of giving birth.
To refer your patient to this skills group, call PEACE for Moms at 470-977-3223.
ROSEs (Reach Out, Stay strong, Essentials) of pregnancy is a program to prevent educate mothers about postpartum mental health and prevent postpartum depression. ROSEs focuses on the transition to motherhood, including managing relationships, maintaining self-care, developing assertiveness, and setting goals. Participants engage in 8 sessions during pregnancy plus a postpartum review session.
ROSEs groups will start Summer of 2022.
Perinatal Dialectical Behavioral Therapy
This group will focus on developing skills to promote healthy parent-child relationships. Four core skills (mood regulation, mindful parenting, communication, and stress management) are taught in modules lasting 5 weeks each. While each skill is emphasized during its own module, the skills are interwoven and work best when used together.
Projected start Fall 2022 / Winter 2023.