Bright Nights Forum: Depression During Childbearing Years – Strategies for Prevention, Intervention and Raising Resilient Children

This event was held on January 20, 2009 at Downtown Library: Multi-Purpose Room

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Kate Rosenblum, PhD, clinical developmental psychologist and Asst. Research Scientist, UM Center for Human Growth and Development and faculty member, UM Comprehensive Depression Center, will discuss the complex relations that may exist between maternal depressive symptoms and the wellbeing of children. Novel early interventions to improve maternal depression, parenting skills, foster healthy attachment, and maximize a healthy developmental path for children will be explored. Dr. Rosenblum will moderate a panel discussion of experts and include audience questions. Cosponsored by the UM Depression Center

Panelists from the UM Depression Center include Heather A. Flynn, PhD, Asst. Prof., Director, Adult Psychotherapy Services, Dept. of Psychiatry, UM Medical School; Sheila Marcus, MD, Clinical Assoc. Prof. and Clinical Director of the Child and Adolescent Psychiatry Section, UM Medical School; and Maria Muzik, MD, Co-director, Women's Perinatal Clinic and Parent-Infant-Program, Depression Center and Trauma, Stress and Anxiety Research Group. They will be joined by Beverly Davidson, LMSW, Maternal Infant Health Services, Washtenaw Community Public Health Department. For more information on the UM Depression Center, visit, or contact Trish Meyer, 763-7495, or

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