Appendix

Parental Depression

Maternal depression affects millions of families in communities nationwide. As a response to this urgent public health problem, Project LAUNCH – Linking Actions for Unmet Needs in Children’s Health – has compiled a list of resources for the prevention and early intervention of parental depression. Head Start and Early Head Start health services, family services and education staff are encouraged to explore this list to find appropriate resources on depression to share with families and partners.

Parental Depression Resources

Websites and Materials on Parental Depression 

Maternal Depression – Making a Difference through Community Action: A Planning Guide (in English and Spanish)  

Mental Health – The Head Start National Center on Health

Family Connections Materials: A Comprehensive Approach in Dealing with Parental Depression and Related Adversities

The Mothers and Babies: Mood and Health Research Program

Center for Early Childhood Mental Health Consultation (CECMHC)

Facilitating Individualized Interventions to Address Challenging Behavior: Toolkit 

Other Resources and Training Tools 

Library: Resources and Training Tools – CECMHC

Text 4 Baby – Project LAUNCH

Reaching Out About Depression (ROAD)

The Early Periodic Screening, Diagnosis, and Treatment Program (EPSDT) and Title V Collaboration to Improve Child Health

Postpartum Support International (PSI)

Iowa’s 1st Five Healthy Mental Development Initiative

Screening Tools and Approaches 

Patient Health Questionnaire (PHQ) 

Edinburgh Postnatal Depression Scale (EPDS) [PDF, 136KB]  

Parenting Stress Index (PSI), 3rd Edition

Center for Epidemiologic Studies Depression Scale (CES-D), NIMH [PDF, 8.33KB] 

Telemedicine  

Brain Building in Progress Campaign (MA)

National Child Traumatic Stress Network (NCTSN)

Project LAUNCH – The Pew Center on the States

Parental Depression Resources. Project LAUNCH. English. 2011. 

More on Parental Depression

Biting – A Fact Sheet for Families

Building Bridges Between Healthy Marriage, Responsible Fatherhood and Domestic Violence Programs

Family Connections Materials: A Comprehensive Approach in Dealing with Parental Depression and Related Adversities

Parental Depression Resources

The Importance of Fathers in the Healthy Development of Children

Tips for Talking to Children After a Disaster

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