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February Newsletter

During the month of February, we reflect on the importance of community as we celebrate Black History Month. We are thankful for our community of families, professionals and supporters and honor those who have paved the way for future generations.

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- The Seleni Team

Keeping up with Seleni

Join Our Next In-Person Maternal Mental Health Intensive Training
May 1- 2, 2020

Our in-person training is a 2-day program hosted in NYC that trains professionals to effectively screen, diagnose, and treat women and families experiencing mental health challenges, grief, loss, and more during the family-building years. Psychologists and Social Workers can earn 16 CE credits. Learn more and join our next in-person cohort here

Dr. Christiane Manzella, (pictured above left with our winter cohort) and Dr. Shara Brofman, led our winter in-person training session.
New Options For Our Moms Group, Fridays through 2020
 New motherhood can be incredibly rewarding, but also overwhelming. This support group for new mothers will run on Fridays at 11a.m. in 2020, with a new flexible program of weekly themes based on the needs of the group. You can now choose to participate in single sessions for $50 or $40 per session if you wish to book multiple.

Please click here for more information. 
Monthly Gatherings for Professionals
 We host intimate monthly gatherings to familiarize local professionals with our new space and clinical offerings. This is a great opportunity to network and discuss ways we can better support our patients together, all over light refreshments.

If you are interested in joining us next time, please click here to join our list of interested participants. 
Seleni Founder and Executive Director, Nitzia Logothetis, participates in a panel hosted by Sollis Health
 Sollis health hosted an event in New York City to discuss Women's Reproductive and Mental Health featuring our own Founder and Executive Director, Nitzia Logothetis. "Expectations of what life will be after having children can influence our emotional well-being. We have to be compassionate with ourselves wherever we are in our journey," was one of the thoughts she offered. Thank you to everyone at Sollis for having us at such a great event
February Insights
From Breastfeeding to Beyonce, 'Skimmed' Tells a New Story About Black Motherhood
Skimmed: Breastfeeding, Race, and Injustice by law professor Andrea Freeman, provides in-depth historical, socioeconomic and legal context that sheds new light on black motherhood. 
The Secret to Saving the Lives of Black Mothers and Babies
Black women are fighting a national crisis by helping each other have healthier pregnancies. 
1 in 5 Mothers Gets Postpartum Depression. 
New York City Plans to Help.

Every first-time parent in the city will soon be eligible to receive as many as six home visits from professionals. 
Seleni Spotlight
Alison C. Baker, LMSW

Alison C. Baker, LMSW, is an experienced therapist who works with individuals, couples, and families seeking support around a range of issues including life transitions, mental health challenges such as depression and anxiety, co-parenting, trauma, and grief and loss. Click here to learn more about her background and personal take on the field of mental health. 
Perinatal Mood & Anxiety Disorders (PMADs) affect at least 1 in 5 mothers, and they affect almost half of all mothers from low-socioeconomic backgrounds. Seleni's Maternal Mental Health Intensive program trains professionals to effectively screen, diagnose and treat women suffering from PMADs and grief from perinatal loss. Help provide tools to improve maternal mental health in communities in need.
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