New Publication
Improving the Cultural Responsiveness of Mom Power
The perinatal period holds unique mental health challenges, with implications for individual and societal health [1]. Existing social inequities, the COVID-19 pandemic, and intensified racialized violence against Black, Indigenous, and people of color (BIPOC) have placed disproportionate psychological burdens on this inadequately supported population [2]. There is a critical need to mitigate prevailing racial trauma expressed by BIPOC perinatal patients seeking healthcare through trauma-informed, respectful, effective care. Mom Power (MP) is a thirteen-session multi-family perinatal psychotherapy intervention that combines mental health and parenting support for mothers facing adversity, including trauma and psychopathology [3]. In this letter we describe our quality improvement (QI) process designed to strengthen MP cultural responsiveness and improve program effectiveness