Title

Daily life or diagnosis? Dual perspectives on perinatal depression within maternal and child health home visiting

Document Type

Article

Publication Date

10-1-2013

Abstract

This study describes a qualitative inquiry-informing program development in a maternal and child home visiting program. Low-income women's perceptions of the meaning and experiences of depression were ascertained through focus groups and interviews. Simultaneously, the study examines staff member perceptions and roles related to depression. Specific findings from clients and staff reveal culturally situated beliefs about depression and stressful life events; comparing and contrasting these beliefs offers a novel perspective on identification and intervention for maternal depression. This study offers a foundation for a translational research agenda that will be used for program and policy development to enhance mental health services situated within maternal and child health home visiting programs. © 2013 Copyright Taylor and Francis Group, LLC.

Publication Name

Social Work in Public Health

Volume Number

28

First Page

554

Last Page

565

Issue Number

6

DOI

10.1080/19371918.2011.592087

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