October 4, 2023
1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Professional Training Workshop
Alberta Home Visitation Network
About the Workshop:
The “Angry Parent” – Why we need to talk about Postpartum Anger
Many women struggle with anger during the post-partum period and are surprised by it, and don’t realize that it is common, that it is related to anxiety and depression, and it is often referred to as a secondary emotion.
*The Postpartum Anger workshop will build on the foundational knowledge covered in the Perinatal Mood Disorders and Postpartum Scary Thoughts professional workshop. All attendees must have completed the Perinatal Mood Disorders and Scary Thoughts training prior to the Postpartum Anger Workshop. *
This three-hour workshop will:
- Define postpartum anger,
- Identify what to look for,
- Discuss why it is happening, and
- Introduce tools and strategies to support families
The session and its tools and strategies will support front-line workers in navigating these conversations in a way that normalizes the experience of postpartum anger and to be able to support the families you are working with.
Anger can be expressed toward the self and toward children and family members with negative relationship effects. Researchers suggest that health care providers start to consider anger in the context of postnatal mood disturbances. (1) A study in Canada done in 2022 found that 31% of women reported intense anger during their postpartum period (2), and those women who did struggle with anger described it as intense rage that was often triggered by something that they understood was insignificant. (3)
- Anger in the context of postnatal depression: An integrative review – Ou – 2018 – Birth – Wiley Online Library
- Correlates of Canadian mothers’ anger during the postpartum period: a cross-sectional survey | BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth | Full Text (biomedcentral.com)
- Postpartum anger is the red flag no one is looking for – Today’s Parent (todaysparent.com)
Wednesday, October 4, 2023 (Register by September 19)
1:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Virtual – Zoom link will be sent out the day prior
AHVNA Member: $50
Home Visitation Spoke: no charge
Family Resource Network (FRN) – Early Childhood Spoke: no charge
Registration fees are non-refundable.
We encourage you to send a substitute if you are unable to attend the workshop, as there is a NO SHOW charge for all absent registrants. Cancellations need to be made ONE WEEK prior to the workshop date.
Should a workshop not reach its minimum registration requirement, it will be cancelled ONE WEEK prior to the workshop commencement date. Registrants will be informed by e-mail or telephone, and registration fees will be refunded.
Virtual Training Expectations:
- As this is a virtual training, not a webinar, each participant must have access to a camera, mic and internet
- Requirements to receive a certificate:
- Attend the entire training, with camera on (infrequent breaks from the camera are permitted)
- Participate in break out rooms and activities
- Please contact AHVNA prior to registration if this is an issue and we can help problem solve.
We want you to get as much out of the virtual training as you would an in-person training!