With options ranging from a free support group to evidence-based mother-infant group psychotherapy, Healthy Expectations draws upon experts from various medical and mental health disciplines to support pregnant women and women struggling with mood and anxiety issues after delivery.
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Though he constantly tried his best, Ezra said he often worried that he might not measure up to being a good father. Imposter Syndrome, where one doubts their skills or accomplishments and often feels like a fraud, was becoming all too real to him, that is until he found his Circle of Father’s group.
Celebrating Fathers of Freedom, a blog featured on Illuminate Colorado, shares the stories of Adam Combs and Adrian Nunez. These two military veteran fathers recognized a void in their community for fathers attempting to figure out how to jump back into parenthood while working to overcome other struggles that often accompany serving abroad.
From the Heart Enterprises is committed to the creation of a community of Black men who help one another through mentoring, business support, educational training, mental health care and network building. Their focus is to bring unity in Black men through providing workshops, retreats, service acts, youth programs, mental health aid and guidance.
The Today’s Fathers Program teaches men to be better fathers through fatherhood training classes. Scroll down on the Adult Education page to learn more about the Fatherhood Initiative Program.
Join other parents and caregivers of children with special needs to share support, tips and advice or just talk.
A virtual network formed to reduce isolation and build community for Black birthing families and birth workers.
The Nurturing Parenting program is designed to promote healthy physical and emotional development, appropriate roles, and developmental expectations. Classes are offered in 12 week cycles and are currently being held on zoom.
This facebook group is for those who identify as either Black, Indigenous, or a person of color and who have experienced pregnancy or infant loss.
Tanika Dillard speaks about how she turned the grief of miscarriage into triumph, tenacity and advocacy.
A support group for parents of medically complex babies where they can connect, learn, and find support.
Circle of Parents® provides a friendly, supportive environment led by parents and other caregivers, where parents are the experts.
Rainbow Families supports, educates, and connects lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer (LGBTQ) families, parents, and prospective parents by providing educational programs, advocacy, social events, and discussion forums.
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Insights from Real Colorado Parents
“I think that mental health services should be discussed in conversation more. Information was always provided in writing, but it wasn’t always discussed by the practitioner.
Also, I think that filling out a depression scale is confusing/misleading because many mothers experience normal levels of anxiety, worry, and depression but might feel uncomfortable saying “yes” to items on the depression scale – for fear of being stigmatized or diagnosed.”