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LA Partnership for Early Childhood Investment Meeting

Thursday, January 21, 2021
10:00am - 11:00am PST

Welcoming a child into the world is one of the most joyous and universal human experiences. But too often, depression and anxiety during pregnancy and postpartum take a heavy toll on expecting and new mothers. The harm can impact infants and toddlers, as well, ranging from poor nutrition and higher preterm births to low birth weight and challenges with bonding and attachment.

The ongoing COVID-19 crisis and systemic racism exacerbate these problems. Incidents are highest among Black women and three-quarters of mothers with perinatal depression or anxiety never receive treatment - either because they don’t seek help or their doctors don’t recognize their symptoms. 

On Thursday, January 21 at 10:00 a.m., join a panel of leading experts to learn more about the pervasive nature of perinatal and postpartum depression, the impacts on mothers and newborn babies, ways to prevent and treat maternal mental health issues, and how philanthropy can help overcome the systemic barriers to better care. 



Kelly O'Connor Kay

Executive Director, Maternal Mental Health NOW

Sayida Peprah, PsyD

Founder, Executive Director, Director of Diversity & Training Diversity Uplifts

Stephanie Teleki, PhD, MPH

Director, Learning and Impact, California Health Care Foundation



Sonya Young Aadam

Chief Executive Officer, CA Black Women’s Health Project

Presented in partnership with:



No cost to participate

Who May Attend
Current SCG members

SCG members: Register online (you must log in to your SCG account to register).
If you have additional questions regarding these sessions, please contact us at [email protected]

Accommodations for People with Disabilities
If you have a disability and require accommodation in order to fully participate in this activity, please contact our programs team at [email protected] or (213) 680-8866. You will be contacted by someone from our staff to discuss your specific needs.

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