Coping with COVID-19: Trauma-informed Care for Frontline Maternity Providers During the COVID-19 Pandemic
Resource Topic: Clinical Issues, Promising Practice, Special and Vulnerable Populations
Resource Subtopic: Behavioral Health, COVID-19, Telehealth, Health Equity, Development and Training.
Keywords: Blacks/African Americans, Education of - Staff (e.g., Competency-Based), Eligible Professionals, Hispanic Americans/Latinos, Latinas, Mental Health, Prevention.
Year Developed: 2020
Resource Type: Online Self-Paced Learning Modules
Primary Audience: Administrative Staff
Secondary Audience: Board of Directors
C-Suite (CEOs, CFOs, CIO, COOs, CMOs, etc.)
Sponsored by: Other
National Perinatal Association
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Resource Summary: This is a FREE online continuing education course that provides 1 credit to nurses, physicians, social workers, and licensed marriage and family therapists. All other professions are welcome to take the course, and will receive a Certificate of Completion.
Resource Details: This course is available as a narrative, webinar, or an audio version to meet different learning styles. Content covers principles and application of trauma-informed care with pregnant people and their families. It outlines particular risk factors related to the COVID-19 pandemic that elevate women\'s risk of experiencing postpartum depression and/or posttraumatic stress disorder, and offers ways to mitigate these risks. Great attention is given to interacting with communities of color, and use of telehealth is explored as well. Management of infants born to COVID positive mothers is additionally covered. Finally, concerns detailing how healthcare managers can support their staff in these times of heightened anxiety are outlined.