Five Action Steps to Address Maternal Depression in Head Start Programs
2. Train staff about depression warning signs and how to talk with families
The Office of Head Start has funded many projects that can help programs prepare staff to work with families who are experiencing depression. One of these projects is Family Connections at Children’s Hospital Boston, and they developed a comprehensive training curriculum for Head Start staff. Below, there are links to modules and materials that can support professional development in this area. Remember that depression may look different in men and women as well as people from different backgrounds and cultures!