Postpartum Depression: How CHWs Can Help

Type: eLearning
Date: July 2018

What is an Independent Study?

An independent study is a self-paced course that you take on your own time. Once you register, you will receive an email with the course link. Keep the confirmation email so that you can access the course whenever you want.

About this Independent Study

This 1.5 hour online, self-paced course offers an overview of postpartum depression, including signs, symptoms, and steps to take if someone suspects a client is experiencing depression.

At the end of this program, the CHW will be able to:

  • Identify at least 2 – 3 signs & symptoms of depression
  • List the risk factors for postpartum depression
  • Describe screening tools for mental health
  • List steps CHWs can take to address mental health

Who Should Register

This course is designed for community health workers and community outreach/education staff. Other staff who work with clients who have given birth recently will also benefit.

Continuing Education

Texas community health workers (CHWs) can apply for 1.5 hours of continuing CHW education.

Cardea Services is an approved provider of continuing education credits by: The Texas Department of State Health Services.


Thanks to our partners:

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This project is funded with a grant from St. David’s Foundation

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