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JIWC Community Spotlight: The Lotus Alliance

The Lotus Alliance is a prison doula project in Columbia, South Carolina. The project’s co-directors, Kaylin Smith and Sadie Whitehead, work in coalition with other doulas, medical students, and doctors to provide support in the Camille Graham Correctional Institution throughout pregnancy, labor, and postpartum. Sadie and Kaylin were instrumental in pushing forward an anti-shackling bill […]

Back to School — Coping with the Pandemic and Re-Entry Stress

Whether in-person or virtually, going back to school can be stressful for students, parents, and teachers—especially while navigating a pandemic. On August 24, 2021, The National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH) conducted an Instagram event with Krystal Lewis, Ph.D., a licensed clinical psychologist at NIMH, who discussed causes or triggers of stress and coping techniques to help […]

Support through Separation-Coping with the Physical and Emotional Separation…for the Birthing Person

July 13, 2021 Autumn Mason, a Peer and Re-entry Support Specialist for justice-impacted mothers, discussed her experiences of birth and motherhood while incarcerated. Raelene Baker of the Minnesota Doula Project shared her work facilitating childbirth education and attending births of those incarcerated at Minnesota’s only state prison for women. The panel was moderated by Dr. Rebecca […]

Student Spotlight: How Did Sonja Ausen Anifrani Use Technology to Improve Maternal Health in Uganda?

#UMNMCH Student, Sonja Ausen Anifrani (MPH 2018), talks about why she chose the University of Minnesota and her field experience abroad in Kampala, Uganda. View all of our Student Spotlights to learn more about the Maternal and Child Health Program at the University of Minnesota.   Read Student Spotlight Archives Interested in learning more about getting a degree […]

Resource: Archived Webinar – Where to Find MCH Resources

In this webinar, presented by the Association of Teachers of Maternal and Child Health (ATMCH)  Workforce Development Committee, you will hear from John Richards, of the MCH Navigator, on where and how to find public health information online that you need in your daily work, regardless of what your job is or how long you’ve […]

Student Spotlight: How did a guest lecturer help Sam Lo “land” on her area of study?

Sam Lo (MPH 2016) talks about how her background in law led to public health, and how a guest lecturer in her Foundations of MCH Leadership (PubH 6630) course created an opportunity for her to undertake important work that has direct impact on pregnant incarcerated women. With funding through HRSA, the Center for Leadership Education in MCH was able to […]

Audio: MCH Topics from MN Experts

The Center for Leadership Education in Maternal and Child Public Health helped identify local MCH speakers to be featured on Community Health Dialogue, a weekly public health program on KMOJ-FM (89.9 FM) hosted by Clarence Jones. Special MCH guests include MCH Center director Dr. Wendy Hellerstedt, several MCH Program graduates and Minnesota Health Commissioner Ed Ehlinger. There is audio available on […]

Incarceration Resources

The Cross-Center Collaboration on the Health of Justice-Involved Women and Children (JIWC) is a group of formerly or currently HRSA-funded faculty, staff and students working on research, policy, training issues and topics at the intersection of incarceration and MCH. Much of the below list is also available in a 2-page PDF format. VIDEO In partnership with the Extension Children, Youth […]

Video: Resilience–Trauma & Early Childhood Development Discussion Guide for Child Welfare

In partnership with the University of Minnesota’s Institute of Child Development, CASCW created Core Story 5: Resilience. This video is a part of the Trauma and Early Childhood Development Discussion Guide for Child Welfare developed in partnership with the Center for Early Education and Development, which will be released in October 2015. Children are incredibly […]

Promoting Children’s Mental Health

What do you think of when you hear the phrase “mental health?” The Children, Youth & Family Consortium (CYFC) created the short video Mental Health: Yours, Mine and Ours shows us how children’s mental health is a public health issue. Want more? See their publication on how social emotional learning is linked to children’s mental health, […]