The Mothers and Babies Course is a program that promotes healthy mood, bonding with one’s baby, and strategies for pregnant women and new moms to cope with stress in their lives. Mothers and Babies can be implemented one-on-one or in a group setting. In this training participants will understand and be able to explain to their clients the connection between thoughts, behaviors, contact with others, and mood, which is the foundation for the MB Curriculum. Participants will also understand and be able to explain to their clients: (1) how increasing the frequency of positive contacts with other people, and decreasing the frequency of negative contacts with other, can affect one’s mood positively or negatively, respectively; (2) how to get support for both mother and baby; (3) how interpersonal relationships can effect one’s mood; (3) techniques for improving assertive communication skills in order to better facilitate getting one’s needs met.
At the conclusion of the workshop, participants will be able to: