Support Group in Midlothian, VA: Clover Hill Library (Meeting Room A), 6701 Deer Run Drive, Midlothian, Virginia
September 2, 2005 10:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.
September 16, 2005 12:30 p.m. - 1:30 p.m.
September 30, 2005 10:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.
October 21, 2005 12:30 p.m. - 1:30 p.m.
October 28, 2005 10:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.
The support group coordinator is Melissa Wolf. She can be contacted by phone at 804-639-3882 or e-mail at email@example.com.
State Department receives Perinatal Grant:
The Virginia State Health department is one of five recipients of a Perinatal Depression grant of $250,000. The state plans to use the money to create an online training tool for providers. As the Virginia Coordinator for Postpartum Support International, I am serving on the advisory panel regarding implementation of this grant. I would like to see the creation of a state-wide database of providers, which I think may be a natural outcome of this training tool. In addition I hope to encourage the State to create a hotline staffed with volunteers throughout the State as I do not wish to continue indefinitely as the one-person State hotline.
Support Groups in Northern Virginia:
A new organization, the Women and Children's Wellness Foundation (WCWF) has been formed by Dr. Wendy Hookman to continue to provide peer support groups for women with postpartum mood disorders. Their website with contact information is: www.ppdpals.com
WCWF plans to have free peer support groups in Washington, D.C. and Maryland by early 2005. In addition, they are expanding from Fairfax, VA into Loudoun County and Prince William in Virginia.
Professionals in Virginia who deal with Postpartum Mood Disorders:
Susan J. Buniva, MSW
Licensed Clinical Social Worker
3212 Skipwith Road, Ste 104
Richmond, VA 23294
Mary Tiernan Brough, LPC
11333 Sunset Hills Rd.
Reston, VA 20190
Phone: 703 742 8540
Terri Adams, LCSW
CCF 10470 Armstrong St.
Fairfax, VA 22030
703-385-7575 x 16
Susan Roehrich, LPC, LMFT
Forest Women's Center
2007 Graves Mill Road
Forest, VA 24551
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