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Program Name: P.A.C.E.: PPD Acceptance through Compassion & Education
Year the Program was Started: 2006
Public Contact Person: Lauren Hale
Address: P.O. Box 48836
Athens, GA 30604
Telephone #: 678-661-0016
Email Address: compassion@ppdacceptance.org
Website URL: www.ppdacceptance.org
Program Category: Peer Support
Target Participants:
Women
Program Setting:
Borrowed Space (church, school, community center)
Annual Program Budget: None
Number of staff: Paid Full-Time: None
Paid Part-Time: None
Volunteers: 1-2
Consumer involvement in the program
Number of staff members and volunteers who are consumers: All
How often do consumer staff and volunteers participate in program decisions? Always
Number of administrators or board members who are consumers: All
Program Training/ Technical Assistance Materials Available: Program brochure, Website, Other
Cost for materials? No
Program Goals: Goals of P.A.C.E. To support women and families affected by PPD through peer support. To create and maintain a mentor network of survivors available to new moms. To educate and encourage medical professionals with a focus on Pediatricians and OBGYN’s of the importance of screening for and treating PPD in both postnatal and the at-risk prenatal population. To increase the understanding of and remove the stigma of Postnatal Psychiatric Disorders within the local community through education of the general population through a series of articles, conferences, with the cooperation of the local and national medical community.
Have any outcomes for this program been assessed through internal or external research? No
Program Mission Statement: To empower women and loved ones affected by Postnatal Psychiatric Disorders through education and the provision of a safe, compassionate forum for frank discussion between survivors and those currently affected. To educate and encourage local medical community members to strengthen screening for PPD as well as develop and maintain a strong network for women and families to receive successful treatment and support during PPD experiences.
Additional Information: Meetings are held the second and fourth Tuesday of the month at Nuci's Space at 369 Oconee St, Athens, GA from 7:00pm - 9:00p.m.

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