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Session 1: EMBRACE Perinatal Care for Expecting Black Families: Perinatal Mental Health Seeding Self Determination & Liberation (in the spirit of Sankofa)

featuring Markita Mays, LCSW

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Black women experience unacceptably high rates of health inequity in pregnancy with higher rates of pre-term birth, cesarean sections, and death. In addition, Black women are more likely to report lower quality of care including discrimination which contributes to poor maternal and neonatal outcomes. Developed as a response to these outcomes, EMBRACE is a perinatal care program that provides race-concordant social, emotional, and medical care to expecting black families.

The purpose of this webinar is to focus on the provision of perinatal mental health services, one component of EMBRACEā€™s bundle of care, that emphasizes and affirms a racial socialization that will pave a paradigm rooted in pride, knowledge of self, and return to a communal consciousness as a buffer to weathering, mental health degradation, and exasperation of overall well-being during pregnancy and transition into parenthood.

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