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April 6, 2023 | Online

2023 Maternal and Child Health Conference: Maternal and Child Mental Health

Maternal and Child Health Conference

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Maternal and Child Mental Health

Mental health of women and children is often overlooked but nearly half of all pregnancy-associated deaths in Arizona are related to mental health conditions or substance use disorders. Most of these deaths are preventable if timely and trauma-informed care are provided. In Arizona, great disparities exist with regard to maternal mental health-related deaths with women from tribal nations experiencing the greatest risk. The 2023 Maternal and Child Health Conference takes place on Thursday, April 6 from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. MST (Arizona time) and will share local data and solutions for addressing the complexities surrounding maternal and child mental health and wellbeing.

This interdisciplinary virtual conference will bring together providers, researchers and community stakeholders interested in maternal and child mental health. Over the course of one day, attendees will come together to further their science and practice addressing determinants of maternal and child mental health at the personal, family, community and environmental level, ultimately helping families thrive in the face of adversity.  

Please join us to hear from local and state leaders and community members during plenaries, participate in skill-building sessions, and share your own work in this area.

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Call for proposals

We seek abstracts that use a variety of approaches (e.g., policy-systems-environments--PSE, prevention, interventions, workforce development, multi-level and multi-sector interventions) to examining and addressing maternal and child mental health, including:
●    Trauma-informed care approaches for improved well-being.
●    Adverse and positive childhood experiences.
●    Depression and anxiety.
●    Family dynamics in MCH care.
●    Neonatal abstinence syndrome.
●    Substance use disorders and the postpartum and parenting period.
●    Safe and healthy living environments, including housing and nutrition security.

Submit your abstracts online by March 13, 2023. Submissions will be evaluated by the conference committee for relevance and audience appeal, and grouped based on theme. Abstracts must be complete in order to be considered. Accepted submissions will be notified in March.

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Continuing education credits

The Maternal and Child Health Conference is approved for 6.75 Continuing Professional Education (CPEs) from Commission on Dietetic Registration. Approved for 7 continuing education credits from the Joint Accreditation for Interprofessional Continuing Education, American Psychological Association, Social Work Boards’ Approved Continuing Education Program, and Interprofessional Continuing Education Credit. The conference is offered for up to .65 American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA) CEUs (Various levels, Related area).ASHA CE Approved Provider: Arizona State University, College of Health Solutions

Commission on Dietetic Registration

The Maternal and Child Health Conference is approved for 6.75 Continuing Professional Education (CPEs) from Commission on Dietetic Registration.

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Individual accreditation

In support of improving patient care, Arizona State University is jointly accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), and the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) to provide continuing education for the health care team.

Joint Accreditation: Interprofessional Continuing Education

American Psychological Association

Continuing Education (CE) credits for psychologists are provided through the co-sponsorship of the American Psychological Association (APA) Office of Continuing Education in Psychology (CEP). The APA CEP Office maintains responsibility for the content of the programs.

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Association of Social Work Board

As a Jointly Accredited Organization, Arizona State University is approved to offer social work continuing education by the Association of Social Work Board’s (ASWB) Approved Continuing Education (ACE) program. Organizations, not individual courses, are approved under this program. State and provincial regulatory boards have the final authority to determine whether an individual course may be accepted for continuing education credit. Arizona State University maintains responsibility for this course. Social Workers completing this course receive 7 credit hours of continuing education credits for entire conference.

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Interprofessional Continuing Education

This activity was planned by and for the healthcare team, and learners will receive 7 Interprofessional Continuing Education (IPCE) credits for learning and change.

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