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ARTICLES - PRESENTATIONS - WORKSHOPS

6/8/23  “Strategies to Promote Maternal Mental Health During and After Pregnancy for Obstetric, Pediatric, and Primary                               Care Providers and Clinical Teams”

  • NNEPQIN 2023 Spring Conference

5/19/23 “Resource Round-Up: Building Strong and Sustainable Systems of Support”

  • Board Member/Facilitator:  Postpartum Support International of New Hampshire 

4/13/23 “Perinatal Mental Health Conditions: Continuum of Care” 

  • NNEPQIN/NH AIM ERASE Perinatal Mental Health Conditions Bundle Overview

2/21/23 “Opportunities in Perinatal Mental Health: Evidence to inform interdisciplinary strategies along the continuum of care”

  • Premier, Inc. – Women & Infants Special Event Webinar

 

11/10/20 “Parenting in a Pandemic: New Perspectives in Perinatal Mental Health” 

  • St. Anselm College Maternal Child Symposium 

4/6/18 “Reproductive Safety of Psychotropic Medications”

  • Saint Anselm College – Nursing Continuing Education Conference 


9/21/15 “Sleep Deprived, Distressed and Depressed: Integrating maternal self-care and newborn safe sleep practices”

  • Wentworth-Douglass Hospital - NH AWHONN

10/7/14 “Unspoken Stories of Postpartum Depression: A clinical focus on traumatic birth and postpartum obsessive-compulsive disorder”

  • Saint Anselm College – Nursing Continuing Education Conference

 

3/28/14 “Transforming Science into Strategy: A Multidisciplinary Model for Perinatal Mood Disorder Screening and Review of Innovative Maternal-Infant Programs”

  • NH Children’s Trust Parental Depression Summit

1/31/14 “Treatment Strategies for Perinatal Mental Health” 

  • Behavioral Health Integration Project – Manchester NH

10/4/13 “Perinatal Mood Disorders: Fundamentals for Identification and Collaboration” 

  • Behavioral Health Integrative Project – Manchester, NH 


6/21/13 “Transforming Science into Strategy: A Multidisciplinary Model for Perinatal Mood Disorder Screening” 

  • 26th Annual Postpartum Support International Conference 


4/9/13 “Nursing Management of Crisis Situation in Perinatal Mental Health” 

  • St. Anselm College Maternal Child Symposium 


11/27/12 “It Takes a Village: Planning an Integrated Community Based System of Care for Perinatal Mental Health” – Keynote Speaker

  • Fifth Annual State of the State Neonatal-Perinatal Conference 

  • Northern Connecticut Neonatal-Perinatal Collaborative and March of Dimes 


11/9/12 “Postpartum Psychosis Case Study” – Co-facilitator of workgroup session

  • NH Suicide Prevention Conference 


9/17/12 “Planning an Integrated Community-Based System of Care for Perinatal Mental Health”

  • NNEPQIN Conference – Northern New England Perinatal Quality Improvement Network 


5/3/12 “Out of the Blue – Perinatal Emotional Complications”

  • Healing Hands Chiropractic – speaker series 


5/3/12 “Fundamentals of Perinatal Mood Disorders” 

  • NH Psychiatric Hospital Grand Rounds 


5/2/12 “Speak Up When You’re Down”

  • Elliot Hospital PPD Awareness Month presentation 


4/5/12 “Perinatal Mood Disorders: Strategies for Identification, Treatment, and Support”

  • Elliot Health System Kickoff conference – Supported by Endowment for Health grant


11/5/11 “Perinatal Depression Outreach”

  • NH Chapter of Association of Certified Nurse Midwives Conference 


2011- 2014 “Perinatal Mood Disorder Outreach Education Workshops” June 2010

 

Palmer, A. (2010). It Takes a Village to Mother the New Mother: Development of a Support  Program to Address the Mental Health Needs of Women along the Continuum of Perinatal Care. Journal of Obstetric, Gynecologic, & Neonatal Nursing, 39: S33.


10/15/10 “Unexpected Encounters in Pregnancy and Motherhood: Caring of families experiencing perinatal loss and perinatal mood disorders”

  • St. Anselm College – continuing nursing education seminar


5/27/10 “Postpartum Depression: Help for NH Mothers and Fathers” 

  • Public News Service Radio Interview 


5/23/11 “Postpartum Depression: More than the Baby Blues” – 5/23/11

  • Public News Service Radio Interview 


5/9/10 “On Motherhood Delays and Detours”

  • Guest writer for Postpartum Progress Mother’s Day Rally 


Winter 2010 “What Mothers Don’t Tell You – The Secret Conspiracy of Motherhood”

  • Applaud Women Magazine Winter 2010


July 2009 “Planning for Postpartum Life: When New Mothers Need Mothering, too”

  • Parenting NH Magazine article – July 2009

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RESEARCH

ENDOWMENT FOR HEALTH GRANT AWARD $30,000
October 2011 – October 2012
“Planning an integrated community-based system of care for women’s perinatal mental health” 
We aim to develop a plan that will create a sustainable and integrated community-based system of care for 
women’s perinatal mental health in practice settings affiliated with the Elliot Health System based on our 
previously granted funded standard of care for perinatal mood disorders.


“IT TAKES A VILLAGE TO MOTHER THE NEW MOTHER: DEVELOPMENT OF A SUPPORT PROGRAM TO ADDRESS THE MENTAL HEALTH NEEDS OF WOMEN ALONG THE CONTINUUM OF PERINATAL CARE”
Poster abstract presented at AWHONN National Convention, Las Vegas, NV - June 2010 
AWHONN’s “Outstanding Innovative Program Award” Recipient

Postpartum Support International/Marce Society Convention, Pittsburgh, PA - October 2010 


Amidst demanding office schedules and hospital stays, obstetric providers focus on the physical well-being of the mother and fetus/newborn to ensure a safe pregnancy and birth. The multifaceted psychosocial needs of these women, and therefore, perinatal mood disorders can often be  overlooked. This presentation examines the development of a hospital-based perinatal mental
health support program, including components of screening, referral, education, phone and group support, and community-based taskforce initiatives.


ENDOWMENT FOR HEALTH PLANNING GRANT AWARD $5000 
March 2010 – March 2011
“Development of a Standard of Care for Perinatal Mood Disorders within Elliot Health System”
We aim to develop a plan to implement a communal standard of care for perinatal mood disorders for patients 
who receive care from providers who are members of the Elliot Physician Network (EPN) and/or of independent medical practices otherwise associated with the Elliot Health System. This standard of care will be evidence based and applied along the continuum of women’s birth experiences, from prenatal appointments, through labor and delivery, and for the first year following delivery, and coordinated across systems of care. 

 

BOSTON COLLEGE MASTER’S RESEARCH PRACTICUM, 2000-2001
“Abuse, Women’s Self-Care and Pregnancy Outcomes”
Participated in data collection that involved studying the prevalence of physical and emotional abuse
against pregnant women and the impact of such abuse on birth outcomes.

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