On-Demand Community Education

These on-demand programs are for the community. No CEU’s are offered for viewing.  View our on-demand programs for professionals here.

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Emotional Well-Being

Breaking the Silence about Infertility in the Black & African-American Community

Dr. Stacey Edwards-Dunn, Founder of Fertility for Colored Girls joins Lauraine Jondoh, MPA, Perinatal Mental Health Coordinator at the Partnership, to discuss infertility challenges in Black & African-American communities, how it impacts emotional well-being, and finding support. This session was recorded on April 14, 2021.

Preserving Maternal Mental Health in Black Mothers: Bridging the Gap Between Patients and Providers

This online panel discussion featuring experts in the field of maternal mental health focuses on Black mothers’ unique challenges and fears, and highlights ways that providers can create a safe treatment environment. No continuing education credits are being offered for this session. This webinar was recorded on September 23, 2020.

“Everyone wants to hold the baby, who will hold the mother?”  Mood Changes and the Fourth Trimester

Perinatal mood and anxiety disorders are the number one complication during a woman’s childbearing years affecting 1 in 7 women. Women of color are three times more likely to experience perinatal mood disorders compared to white women.

Jabina G. Coleman – a licensed social worker, International Board Certified Lactation Consultant, and founder of LIFE HOUSE Lactation & Perinatal Services – joins Lauraine Jondoh, MPA, Perinatal Mental Health Coordinator at the Partnership for a dynamic discussion about perinatal mood and anxiety disorders for mothers who are expecting, those who have recently given birth, partners, family members, and all others who support perinatal women.  This session was recorded on July 7, 2020.

Maternal Health

COVID-19 Vaccine & Pregnancy – Black Maternal Health Week Virtual Community Conversation

The Partnership joins the New Jersey Department of Health to present a dialogue with distinguished medical professionals who will focus on the facts and myths regarding the COVID-19 Vaccine & Pregnancy. This session was recorded on April 14, 2021.

Just Had a Baby?
Learn Ways to Connect and Communicate as New Parents

Having a child changes everything, and new parents may not realize the impact it will have on how they communicate. Whether you are parenting together or separately, it’s important to learn how to keep your relationship healthy, now that baby is here.

Speakers: Linda Klempner Ph.D., LMFT, licensed clinical psychologist in Teaneck and Chair of Postpartum Support International’s (PSI) Advisory Council and Vice President of PSI-NJ Chapter and Perinatal Mental Health Coordinator Yvelisse Gonzalez MSW, LSW from the Partnership for Maternal and Child Health of Northern NJ. This session was recorded on February 17, 2021.

CenteringPregnancy®: Fostering Connections to Improve Birth Outcomes

CenteringPregnancy® improves birth outcomes through a group model of prenatal care. This unique approach fosters connections, supports, and enhances communication with the birthing team. Through the New Jersey Department of Health’s Healthy Women Healthy Families initiative, CenteringPregnancy® is now available in Jersey City and Paterson. This free online session is open to health care providers, community health workers, expectant mothers, women considering pregnancy, and community members interested in learning more about this innovative health care model. CEU’s will not be provided for this session.

When Your Baby is in the NICU: Centering on connection and finding support during COVID-19

Giving birth to a child who requires care in the neonatal intensive care unit is a traumatic and anxiety-filled experience. But finding support during a pandemic is especially difficult for parents.

Suzanne Bryjak – a neonatal intensive care nurse with over 20 years of experience – joins Yvelisse Gonzalez, MSW, LSW, Perinatal Mental Health Coordinator at the Partnership for this online program for families with babies in the neonatal intensive care unit. Ms Byiak shares tools to relieve anxiety, find peer-support programs, and emotional connection activities available through The Nurture Science Program at Columbia University. This session was recorded on June 8, 2020.

Surviving COVID-19: A Health Disparities Discussion and Resources for Pregnancy and New Motherhood

Pregnancy and new motherhood are times usually filled with joy, but delivering and caring for a baby during a pandemic is a scary thought. Black women are more likely to have pregnancy complications and die during childbirth than white women, and the COVID-19 outbreak has amplified these health disparities. This panel of experts in obstetrics, gynecology, lactation, and midwifery will discuss the barriers to care and provide health resources for pregnant women and new mothers to cope during COVID-19. The speakers will highlight labor and delivery concerns, breastfeeding, the impact on mental health, and assembling your birth team.  Panelists Damali M. Campbell-Oparaji, M.D University Medical Center Assistant Professor, Department Of Obstetrics, Gynecology & Women’s Health at Rutgers New Jersey Medical School; Nastassia K. Davis, DNP, RNC, IBCLC, Executive Director of The Perinatal Health Equity Foundation; and Linda Sloan Locke, CNM, MPH, LSW, FACNM Board Member at the New Jersey Healthcare Quality Institute share their insights during this informative webinar.  This session was recorded on May 27, 2020.

You’re Not Alone Mama: Finding Your Village in Uncertain Times

Dr. Divina Lopez – pediatrician, mom, and host of the “Dancing into Parenthood” podcast – joined Alexandra Peña, MS, Perinatal Mental Health Coordinator at the Partnership for Maternal and Child Health for a lively discussion about mom and baby well-being, communicating with your child’s pediatrician, and staying connected & healthy. Divina Lopez, MD practices medicine in northern New Jersey/New York and uses social media platforms to inspire, support, and educate.  This session was recorded on May 26, 2020.

Resilience: Coping Strategies for Difficult Times

The COVID-19 outbreak has caused tremendous stress and loss in our communities, but we may also struggle with everyday issues including economic hardship, frayed relationships, community safety, or poor health. Resilience is a tool we all need to get us through life’s obstacles. Learn how to build resilience to cope during tough times. This session was recorded on May 12, 2020.


Virtual Flu Resource Fair

This virtual fair presented by the Essex Metro Immunization Coalition features expert presenters discussing the importance of the flu vaccine and local flu clinics and resources. This session was recorded on August 26, 2020.

Learn more about the Essex Metro Immunization Coalition.

What Parents Should Know About Adolescent Vaccines

Learn more about the importance of getting your child vaccinated, the CDC’s recommended vaccine schedule and the Vaccines for Children Program for those who are uninsured and underinsured. This session was recorded on July 29, 2020.

Prematurity Prevention Initiative

Learn more about the Prematurity Prevention Initiative.

Prematurity Prevention Initiative Summer Speaker Series: Preterm Birth Prevention and Beyond

New Jersey’s Response to Prematurity: Addressing Black Maternal and Infant Health
Recorded July 28

Q&A: Pregnancy and Premature Birth
Recorded August 4

Q&A: Navigating the NICU and Future Pregnancies
Recorded August 11

Q&A: Black Breastfeeding 101
Recorded August 18

Prematurity Prevention Initiative: Hope for a Better Outcome

This program is for anyone who is currently pregnant, thinking of becoming pregnant, has had a previous preterm birth, or is the partner/family member that wants to learn more about preventing preterm birth in New Jersey.

Online Video Series to Cope with Social Distancing

We created a series of short videos with tips for new mothers, lead poisoning prevention, the importance of the census, and at-home activities to help the public get through this time of social distancing.  New videos will be added periodically.

View the playlist on YouTube.

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