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Postpartum Support International Connecticut Chapter is a not for profit organization with the mission to promote awareness, prevention and treatment for perinatal well being throughout Connecticut.


We Believe… 

You are not alone:  All mothers, fathers, and families deserve support during pregnancy and parenthood. 

You are not to blame:  This time is challenging. 

You will be well:  Many types of support are available. 


 Guiding Principles

  • All families need a safety net of supports and services during pregnancy and parenting.
  • Early and systematic screening and access to treatment and care is critical in addressing Perinatal Mood and Anxiety Disorders (PMADs).
  • Barriers to accessing treatment and care must be addressed.
  • Perinatal Mental Health includes the full spectrum of PMADs as well as the experience of loss and bereavement of miscarriage, stillbirth and infant death.
  • Perinatal Mental Health recognizes birth experiences may be traumatic.
  • Bonding, attachment development, infant mental health and parent-infant relationships are addressed in treatment.
  • Treatment and care should be provided by professionals with special training and education on PMADs and experience working with pregnant and parenting women and families.
  • Engage mothers with “lived experience” in the coalition-building work.

Our site is meant for both families and professionals across the state. 

Please explore the rest of our site for additional information and resources. 

 

Founding Members Photo_Becoming PSI_August 20 2015