Innovative Approach to Leading Successful Support Groups in Your Community.
Thursday-Sunday, March 27-30, 2014
Thursday: 6:30pm-9:30pm. Friday-Saturday: 9am-5pm. Sunday: 9am-4pm
REGISTRATION DEADLINE: MONDAY, MARCH 10 at 3PM PST
The Perinatal Support Group Facilitator Training is an intensive 21 hour workshop focusing on skill development to lead thriving new mother support groups to support perinatal emotional health in your community. The MotherWoman Group Model© creates an environment of support and personal empowerment, enhancing a mother’s capacity to advocate for herself and her family. Participants gain core elements of the MotherWoman Group Model for replication and skills to maximize leadership capacity in diverse settings and with diverse groups of mothers. The MotherWoman Group Model can be replicated in a variety of sites and incorporate specific program curricula.
You'll learn to:
Support mothers across the spectrum of perinatal mood disorders
Create safety for sharing authentic experiences of motherhood
Gain expertise in leading and sustaining support groups and confidence in discussing mood disorders with women and professionals who serve them
Explore cultural messages and myths about motherhood
Lead a culturally competent support group that welcomes diverse mothers
Encourage group participants inherent strength and resilience
Motivate personal and social change by linking socio-political factors to maternal depression
The War in Moms: On Life in a Family Unfriendly Nation, Sharon Lerner, Wiley, 2010
One Mom's Journey to Motherhood, Ivy Shih Leung, Abbot Press 2012
Of Woman Born, Motherhood as Experience and Institution, Adrienne Rich, Norton, 1986
This Isn't What I Expected, Overcoming Postpartum Depression, Karen Kleinman & Valerie Raskin, Bantam, 1994
Annette Cycon, LICSW, is MotherWoman’s Founder and Director of Training. Her clinical career specializes in child and family therapy, group therapy, women’s issues and trauma. She designed and facilitated support groups for adult survivors of childhood sexual abuse and has been facilitating women’s groups for over 25 years. She is certified by Postpartum Support International and widely respected for her curriculum development and training expertise. Cycon designed, with Ms. Friedman, the MotherWoman Support Group Model, the MotherWoman Support Group Facilitator Training, training manuals and curricula, and additional trainings for medical, mental health and social service professionals on perinatal mood disorders. She is a lead facilitator of a MotherWoman Perinatal Support Group and supervises MotherWoman Group Facilitators. She leads MotherWoman’s International Support Group Facilitator Program in Lake Atitlan, Guatemala, where she has trained local leaders in Spanish to run MotherWoman groups.
Liz Friedman, MFA, is MotherWoman’s Program Director and Founder of the Postpartum Support Initiative. Ms. Friedman is certified by Postpartum Support International and is the PSI Coordinator for Western Massachusetts. In 2010, she won the TEDWomen contest for her work with MotherWoman. With Ms. Cycon, she has designed specialized trainings for professionals on perinatal mood disorders as well as the MotherWoman Support Group Model and the MotherWoman Support Group Facilitator Training. Ms Friedman was appointed by MA Governor Patrick to sit on the Governor’s State Commission on Postpartum Depression. She is receiving national acclaim for developing MotherWoman’s Community-Based Perinatal Support Model. She is also the co-investigator on research with psychiatrist Dr, Nancy Byatt of University of MA Medical School on Barriers to Care.
Cycon & Friedman have presented at conferences throughout the state of Massachusetts as well as, Washington DC, Seattle, WA, Teaneck N J and Pittsburg PA. For a full description of their training experience, please review their attached CVs.
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