Five Action Steps to Address Maternal Depression in Head Start Programs

Health and Wellness Postpartum Pregnancy

WIC and Head Start share common goals in promoting positive health and nutrition for young children and families, and, in many communities, serve the same population. This website can serve as a useful resource for both Head Start and WIC, providing action steps and resources, including validated screening tools, training modules, to reduce the impact of depression on families. Other resources for families and staff are available as well.

Additional resources for individuals in need of assistance (emergent or otherwise) can be found via the SAMHSA Behavioral Health Treatment Services Locator,, or the Mental Health America's Finding Therapy page to find mental health treatment services, support groups and other resources.

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Developed by: Georgetown University, Center for Child and Human Development