Improving Home Visitor Response to Post Partum Depression

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9th Funding Cycle Development Award

    Project Start Date:    January 1, 2014
    Project End Date:      December 31, 2015 – No Cost Extension Through: March 31, 2016
    Award Amount:         $147,951

Project Goal Statement: The goal is to complete a planning process and pilot study to inform a larger scale effort to support home visitors with evidence based best practice development for serving and supporting mothers with positive maternal depression screens and symptoms.

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  Community Partners:

Primary Community Partner: Jennifer Hammel, Children's Hospital of Wisconsin - Child Abuse Prevention Fund
Additional Community Partner Organization Names:

  • University of Wisconsin - Milwaukee, College of Nursing
  • Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin – National Outcomes Center
  • Family Resource Center of St. Croix
  • University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, College of Nursing
  Academic Partners:

Primary Academic Partner: Christina Wichman, DO, Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Medicine

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  Project Dissemination Efforts (as reported by project partners)
  • Article
    • Article published in the Spring 2016 issue of ZERO TO THREE
    • Manuscript in review with the Infant Mental Health Journal reporting on focus group findings
  • Outreach Materials/Events
    • Developed the treatment plan algorithm, training curriculum and video clips of role plays
    • Provided algorithm and a modified training to Milwaukee area community paramedics
  • Poster Presentations
    • Poster presentation at the Midwest Nursing Research Society
  • Presentations
    • Presentation at the national Zero to Three conference
    • Presentation of the full algorithm training at Wisconsin’s Fulfilling the Promise Conference for Home Visitors
    • Presentation to over 100 early child experts at the ZERO TO THREE National Training Institute
    • Full six-hour algorithm training will be offered at the 2016 ZERO TO THREE National Training Institute
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