Psychosocial Support Services in the CFDT and SDU Resources
For Parents and Caregivers
Reading aloud to babies, even before they are born, supports their language skills, social and emotional development, and thinking skills. Find resources to support you.
If you or your loved one continue to have difficulty with a perinatal or postpartum mood and anxiety disorder, it may be helpful to contact a mental health professional for additional support.
These guided videos and audio recordings can help create a more peaceful and restful state of mind for parents, caregivers, and adolescent/young adult patients.
Experiencing the loss of a pregnancy, infant, or child brings unimaginable pain, grief, and isolation. Non-judgmental support, information, and connection with others is available to you here.
The Connelly Resource Center for families is located on the 8th floor of the Main Hospital. Inside, families will find a family and children's library, a learning center and a hospitality area for free services such as laundry, business needs, naps, learning or relaxing.
The Little Rock Foundation Resource Room, located on the 11th floor of Buerger, offers a broad range of services to support parents and families of children with impaired vision, hearing and other disabilities.
The Jill & Mark Fishman Center for Families, located on the first floor of the Main Hospital, provides families with a welcoming space as well as assistance with housing, transportation and local resources.
Perinatal and Postpartum Mood and Anxiety Disorders
This selection of books can help with many common feelings and emotions that parents and partners might feel before and after a new baby is born.
The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services provides a free booklet on depression during and after pregnancy for women, their families and friends.
NWHIC, a service of the Office of Women’s Health in the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), focuses on emerging women's health priorities to meet the needs of women and girls. Their website provides health and wellness information, reproductive health resources, and information about diseases and conditions including postpartum depression.
In this episode of the Primary Care Perspectives podcast series, David Levine, MD, pediatrician and board member, Postpartum Support International, discusses perinatal mood and anxiety disorders (PMADs) in dads, partners, and adoptive parents.
For help, visit the Postpartum Support International website or call or text the PSI HelpLine at 1-800-944-4773 (English and Spanish available). Individualized support is also available for the following:
The National Suicide Prevention Lifeline wants to help you find a reason to keep living. Call 988.
Suicide.org offers help, hope, comfort, resources and understanding through a suicide prevention hotline. Call 1-800-273-TALK or (1-800-784-2433).
Support and Education Groups
Mama Care combines prenatal care, education and social support into one group program for mothers giving birth in the Garbose Family Special Delivery Unit at Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia.
Online support groups are a safe avenue to find therapeutic support for the symptoms of anxiety, depression and social isolation from the comfort of home.