Postpartum Depression - screening tools, trainings, & continuing education

See what tools, trainings, and education are available for providers to treat and manage postpartum depression (PPD).

PPD and Maternal Mental Health Screening Tool Grid - DOC
A list of validated PPD screening tools, which is periodically updated.

Depression in Mothers: More Than the Blues, A Tool Kit for Family Service Providers
Equips providers who may be working with mothers who are depressed with information and strategies, including facts about depression, screening tools for more serious depression, and referrals, resources, and handouts for mothers who are depressed.

Maternal Depression Making a Difference  Through Community Action: A Planning Guide
The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) offers community organizations and other stakeholder groups an easy-to-use, practical framework to create a well-thought-out plan of action that is customized to your community.

Postpartum Support International (PSI)
PSI offers various online trainings, certificates, webinars, and more resources for professionals working with postpartum mothers and fathers.

North Shore Postpartum Depression Task Force
North Shore resources, screening tools, symptoms and guidance for providers who work with women who may have PPD.

Annual Partners in Perinatal Health Conference
An annual conference identifying and examining perinatal health concerns for infants and mothers.

Jewish Family & Children’s Service
The Center for Early Relationship Support provides professional trainings, consultation, and supervision and program development consultation for all faiths and races.

MotherWoman
Trainings designed for a wide range of medical and social service providers, including physicians, nurses, midwives, social service employees, mental health providers, and all others working with women and families in the perinatal period.

Assessment and Screening Tools

PPD Support & Regulations in Massachusetts

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