She Matters Culturally Competent Certificate is Here! Register today!

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Black mothers are 79% more likely than their white and Hispanic peers to experience postpartum readmission and 12-27% more likely to experience severe maternal morbidity during that readmission.  Black mothers are three times more likely to die in childbirth than their white and Hispanic peers. She Matters is confident that our culturally competent certification program will improve these statistics and health outcomes for Black mothers.
Good Afternoon! She Matters is launching the ONLY digital health platform that offers a culturally competent certification tailored to the specific nuances and challenges faced by Black women patients. Given the maternal mortality crisis in the country we are focused on improving health outcomes for Black mothers. The objective of the training is to improve the relationship between provider and patient as well as improve postpartum maternal mortality outcomes by increasing the six-week postpartum return visit for Black mothers while also reducing the number of emergency readmissions for Black mothers during their postpartum period. We are looking for doulas, licensed clinical social workers, psychiatrists, psychologists, and therapists who are interested in being part of the inaugural group of professionals to complete the She Matters Cultural Competence Certification. She Matters is making huge strides to make a change, we are establishing partnerships with hospitals and other organizations to bring QUALITY healthcare to Black moms everywhere. Learn more about our curriculum here. If you are interested, please complete the form below. Registration closes on Wednesday August 31, 2022. Training will begin Monday, November 7, 2022.Please note that payment is required to complete your registration, otherwise you’ll be placed on our waiting list.  The payment link is included in the registration form.We are offering an introductory pricing of $1,000 versus our standard pricing of $1,800 per provider. REGISTER HERE.

Black patients are the most likely to have their wishes ignored even after declining a procedure. Compared with white patients, they are 89% more likely to have nonconsented procedures during perinatal care and 87% more likely to have them during vaginal births. – L.A. Times 


Here’s some additional information to make your decision easier.
Our training is eligible for CME (Continuing Medical Education) credits
Becoming certified allows you to expand your client/patient population
No other training requires you to spend time with Black women patients
No other training requires you to prepare an implementation presentation on how to incorporate Cultural Competence into your practice
When you refer a colleague you get six months of our directory listing for free
For more about our curriculum, click here.  Training begins November 7, 2022.
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REGISTER HERE
Remember payment is required to reserve your spot.  We offer payment plans via Klarna and Affirm.  
Your introductory pricing is ONLY $1,000.00.
Simply click the ‘Submit Payment’ link that’s included in the last question on the registration form or click the payment link supplied below.
If you’ve already completed the Google form, no need to do it again, just submit your payment and you’ll be all set.

PAY HERE
Thank you for your continued support. This work requires a movement to effect change; come along!

With Love,
Jade Kearney
CEO/Co-Founder, She Matters
She Matters
www.shematters.health





Bio: Amanda Dodson Gremillion published her first book in 2012. She began revising it in 2019 and republished it as Just Buy Her A Dress and She’ll Be Fine. The story chronicles her experience with severe postpartum OCD, anxiety and depression. Amanda is a graduate of Auburn University, and now lives in Calera, Alabama, with her husband, Jay, their daughter, Aubrie, and their two dogs, Honey Girl and Cooper. She hopes to write more books in the future. Follow Amanda’s journey on Facebook,  or twitter at https://twitter.com/AmandaGremilli2 and order her book here.  Also, follow her on the Mighty here Amanda Dodson Gremillion | The Mighty Contributor or listen to her podcast here Just Buy Her A Dress and She’ll Be Fine • A podcast on Anchor . You can also find her on Instagram here Amanda Dodson Gremillion (@justbuyheradress) • Instagram photos and videos. Amanda is also a Community Champion for a website and app about physical and mental health called Twill Care which can be found at https://www.twill.health/twill-care.

CaringBridge Website for Those on a Difficult Health Journey

I recently had a former coworker pass away from a rare disease. Before she passed, I found out about her illness through a website called CaringBridge. The website kept me updated on her condition, educated me about it and also allowed me to communicate with her and to assist her family financially during her health journey.

CaringBridge is made for those who are currently undergoing difficult health journeys. Their product is free—supported by donors. But sometimes, it can be hard to suggest CaringBridge to those who are in health journeys, simply because they can be hard to identify. 

They work with hospitals and healthcare systems to recommend CaringBridge to patients, but the best referrals always come from word of mouth. 

So here’s how you could help. Do you know anyone who currently could use CaringBridge? Would you be willing to tell them about it?

It would give them all the resources CaringBridge has—the Journal, the Planner, and the vital connections, comments, well wishes, and messages during this critical time. If you know someone, feel free to forward them this email. Here is a link you can send them to start a site and find more resources. 

<<Click here to learn more about CaringBridge.>>

www.CaringBridge.org

Bio: Amanda Dodson Gremillion published her first book in 2012. She began revising it in 2019 and republished it as Just Buy Her A Dress and She’ll Be Fine. The story chronicles her experience with severe postpartum OCD, anxiety and depression. Amanda is a graduate of Auburn University, and now lives in Calera, Alabama, with her husband, Jay, their daughter, Aubrie, and their two dogs, Honey Girl and Cooper. She hopes to write more books in the future. Follow Amanda’s journey on Facebook,  or twitter at https://twitter.com/AmandaGremilli2 and order her book here.  Also, follow her on the Mighty here Amanda Dodson Gremillion | The Mighty Contributor or listen to her podcast here Just Buy Her A Dress and She’ll Be Fine • A podcast on Anchor . You can also find her on Instagram here Amanda Dodson Gremillion (@justbuyheradress) • Instagram photos and videos. Amanda is also a Community Champion for a website and app about physical and mental health called Twill Care which can be found at https://www.twill.health/twill-care.

Twill Care Mental and Physical Health Website and App

Recently I was asked by someone who was familiar with my website if I would be willing to share my story to help contribute to a website and app being developed. I was awarded a $50 Amazon gift card for an hour of my time. The website and app are now active at https://care.twill.health/ . This website and app are not only for the pregnancy community, but also for general mental and physical health. Please check it out. “Twill Care provides people with the support and connections they need to manage their physical and mental health. They offer high-quality education, relevant features and tools, ways to create meaningful connections with other members, and access to experts. Twill Cares’s vibrant community knows what other members are going through—because they’ve been there.”

“It’s nice to know that when you’re going through a trying time, there are people who know what you’re going through and can help you through it!” —Twill Care member 

I have also been asked for become a Twill Care Community Champion which asks you to spend 3-4 hours per month across different projects. “Champions are volunteers who partner with the Twill Care team to help them maintain a supportive community for their members. Champions may be asked to: • Welcome newbies and become a familiar voice in the community • Comment and create posts to help support and inspire others in the community • Test new features and provide feedback on the member experience • Discuss your health experiences with the Twill Care team for research and spotlights • Attend quarterly calls to discuss new and upcoming features and special projects. ” In return, you get behind-the-scenes access and hear about the latest features first! Plus, you get a direct link to the Twill Care team to share your ideas. Share your story Champions may be featured in member spotlights, articles, and on social media. You may get to test new features and let them know your thoughts and get compensated for your time. Champions also receive special swag and rewards for being part of the program. I a very exited about this opportunity!

Bio: Amanda Dodson Gremillion published her first book in 2012. She began revising it in 2019 and republished it as Just Buy Her A Dress and She’ll Be Fine. The story chronicles her experience with severe postpartum OCD, anxiety and depression. Amanda is a graduate of Auburn University, and now lives in Calera, Alabama, with her husband, Jay, their daughter, Aubrie, and their two dogs, Honey Girl and Cooper. She hopes to write more books in the future. Follow Amanda’s journey on Facebook,  or twitter at https://twitter.com/AmandaGremilli2 and order her book here.  Also, follow her on the Mighty here Amanda Dodson Gremillion | The Mighty Contributor or listen to her podcast here Just Buy Her A Dress and She’ll Be Fine • A podcast on Anchor . You can also find her on Instagram here Amanda Dodson Gremillion (@justbuyheradress) • Instagram photos and videos.

Donate an Hour to Support a Black Mom in Need!

‘She Matters is currently looking for doulas, licensed clinical social workers, psychiatrists, psychologists, and therapists to DONATE up to five hours to support Black mamas during the first 40 days of their postpartum period. She Matters is making huge strides to make change, we are establishing partnerships with hospitals and other organizations to bring QUALITY postpartum care to Black moms everywhere. We are selecting 25 therapists et al. to be part of our pilot program that will soon be adopted by a hospital network. Our volunteers will receive FREE access to our cultural competence certification and access to our network of over 7,500 Black moms ready for therapy and coaching. If you are interested, please complete the form below. We look forward to hearing from you! Thank you for your support. Happy Holidays to you and your families! Best,Jade KearneyCEO/Co-Founder, She Matters”

She Matters is a digital health platform designed to support postpartum Black mothers experiencing anxiety and depression through community, culturally relevant resources and culturally competent therapists. We also train mental health professionals as well as healthcare organizations on how to become better resources to Black moms.

https://docs.google.com/…/1FAIpQLSeM9xB4VLcX9Y…/viewform

Bio: Amanda Dodson Gremillion published her first book in 2012. She began revising it in 2019 and republished it as Just Buy Her A Dress and She’ll Be Fine. The story chronicles her experience with severe postpartum OCD, anxiety and depression. Amanda is a graduate of Auburn University, and now lives in Calera, Alabama, with her husband, Jay, their daughter, Aubrie, and their two dogs, Honey Girl and Cooper. She hopes to write more books in the future. Follow Amanda’s journey on Facebook,  or twitter at https://twitter.com/AmandaGremilli2 and order her book here.  Also, follow her on the Mighty here Amanda Dodson Gremillion | The Mighty Contributor or listen to her podcast here Just Buy Her A Dress and She’ll Be Fine • A podcast on Anchor . You can also find her on Instagram here Amanda Dodson Gremillion (@justbuyheradress) • Instagram photos and videos.

Happy as a Mother Website, Podcast and Workshops

I wanted to share a good source I have found for those looking to parent without the constant anger, and losing their cool and who want to enjoy parenting more. This one is aimed at mothers but currently, due to COVID, I think everything is online right now anyways through zoom, podcasts, etc. Even when in person they probably allow men, or could supply some other good resources for fathers as well I am sure.  Help for postpartum depression, anxiety and rage | Happy as a Mother

Bio: Amanda Dodson Gremillion published her first book in 2012. She began revising it in 2019 and republished it as Just Buy Her A Dress and She’ll Be Fine. The story chronicles her experience with severe postpartum OCD, anxiety and depression. Amanda is a graduate of Auburn University, and now lives in Calera, Alabama, with her husband, Jay, their daughter, Aubrie, and their two dogs, Honey Girl and Cooper. She hopes to write more books in the future. Follow Amanda’s journey on Facebook,  or twitter at https://twitter.com/AmandaGremilli2 and order her book here.  Also, follow her on the Mighty here Amanda Dodson Gremillion | The Mighty Contributor or listen to her podcast here Just Buy Her A Dress and She’ll Be Fine • A podcast on Anchor . You can also find her on Instagram here Amanda Dodson Gremillion (@justbuyheradress) • Instagram photos and videos.

Assistance for Women Starting a Business & an App Connecting Women Across Fertility & Motherhood!

“When Michelle Kennedy founded Peanut in 2017, she had one goal: to help support women.

Three years later, that mission remains and we see real women, build real connections, and share real stories on Peanut every day.

We want to further those stories by launching a fund that invests in very early-stage businesses; businesses led by women who are mothers, expectant mothers, and those trying to conceive.

We intrinsically understand the pain points of trying to build a business while building a family. We see the invisible labour undertaken by women every day, we see the motherhood tax, and we see how that impacts women’s development into entrepreneurship.

We believe that Peanut is home to the new face of entrepreneurship because our community is motivated by a greater calling: their families.63%

Despite companies with female founders performing 63% better than those of their male peers,

only 2.7% of venture capital dollars went towards female-founded companies in 2019.

We’re committed to challenging this bias and facilitating change.

The route to that first cheque is never easy, but with the right help and support from the beginning, we can level the starting line.

What we’re looking for

  • An important mission that solves a problem disproportionately affecting women
  • Founders who are underrepresented in the venture capital market
  • Companies that are pre-seed companies (think of this as the elusive ‘friends and family’ round)

How we can help

Funding

Mentorship

Networking

We strongly encourage women of colour or those from minority groups to apply.
Download Peanut and stay tuned for the opportunity to pitch using our new feature, Video Chat, and meet our incredible investment committee.

Apply at the link below now! “

StartHER – Peanut (peanut-app.io)

Bio: Amanda Dodson Gremillion published her first book in 2012. She began revising it in 2019 and republished it as Just Buy Her A Dress and She’ll Be Fine. The story chronicles her experience with severe postpartum OCD, anxiety and depression. Amanda is a graduate of Auburn University, and now lives in Calera, Alabama, with her husband, Jay, their daughter, Aubrie, and their two dogs, Honey Girl and Cooper. She hopes to write more books in the future. Follow Amanda’s journey on Facebook,  or twitter at https://twitter.com/AmandaGremilli2 and order her book here.  Also, follow her on the Mighty here Amanda Dodson Gremillion | The Mighty Contributor or listen to her podcast here Just Buy Her A Dress and She’ll Be Fine • A podcast on Anchor . You can also find her on Instagram here Amanda Dodson Gremillion (@justbuyheradress) • Instagram photos and videos.

A Website and Facebook Groups You Might Want to Join

Recently I have joined a couple of Facebook groups you may want to join.

Birthing Joyful Mothers:

https://www.facebook.com/groups/joyinmothering/

If you would like to join this group, it is a group where race is discussed very civilly by men and woman of all ages and races, great group of people coming together to understand each other more, but we also do regular mental health check ins, etc. so please join if you want to try it out! https://www.facebook.com/groups/BlendLines/

Blended Lines also has a website and a you tube page (link is on the website along with a Linked in Profile Link) https://blendedlines.life/

This group is a great group I have joined where women of all ages ask for or provide advice when asked for. No debating, no judgment, just women helping women, please join here if you want: women…https://www.facebook.com/groups/592642421393784/

 

Bio: Amanda Dodson Gremillion published her first book in 2012. She began revising it in 2019 and republished it as Just Buy Her A Dress and She’ll Be Fine. The story chronicles her experience with severe postpartum OCD, anxiety and depression. Amanda is a graduate of Auburn University, and now lives in Calera, Alabama, with her husband, Jay, their daughter, Aubrie, and their two dogs, Honey Girl and Cooper. She hopes to write more books in the future. Follow Amanda’s journey on Facebook,  or twitter at https://twitter.com/AmandaGremilli2 and order her book here.  Also, follow her on the Mighty here Amanda Dodson Gremillion | The Mighty Contributor or listen to her podcast here Just Buy Her A Dress and She’ll Be Fine • A podcast on Anchor . You can also find her on Instagram here Amanda Dodson Gremillion (@justbuyheradress) • Instagram photos and videos.

Support Groups for Postpartum Mood Disorders

I just started a support group on my page, but I realize it may take a while to build some members. Please join and share with others and once enough join there should be a lot of support and posts. In the mean time here are some related groups on Facebook that already have many members you can join. I was a member of a Facebook support group when I was recovering and it was comforting to talk to others all over the world experiencing the same thing:

https://www.facebook.com/groups/PPAsupport/

https://www.facebook.com/groups/2268015780176370/

https://www.facebook.com/groups/mamaswithanxiety.ocd.panic/

https://www.facebook.com/groups/25960478598/

Also, please join my private support group if you think you have had or currently have a postpartum mood disorder for private discussion and support, you are not alone!

https://www.facebook.com/groups/643640393133446/about/

The PSI online support groups meet everyday. Different hours every day. Excellent facilitators. Go to postpartum.net and covid resources and scroll down till you see online support groups. You have to register but it’s free.

“PSI is launching a new monthly online support group for dads! Our online groups are here to help you connect with other fathers and father surrogates. We hope that you will talk and listen to other dads as they process their experience (the great parts and the not so great parts); learn about helpful tools and resources and realize you are NOT alone.
Whether you are going through stress, adjustment to parenting, Daddy Blues, or trying to figure out how best to support your partner, our groups are here for you.
Our next meeting is September 4th and our meetings will take place on the first Friday of every month at 7am PST/10am EST!
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Bio: Amanda Dodson Gremillion published her first book in 2012. She began revising it in 2019 and republished it as Just Buy Her A Dress and She’ll Be Fine. The story chronicles her experience with severe postpartum OCD, anxiety and depression. Amanda is a graduate of Auburn University, and now lives in Calera, Alabama, with her husband, Jay, their daughter, Aubrie, and their two dogs, Honey Girl and Cooper. She hopes to write more books in the future. Follow Amanda’s journey on Facebook,  or twitter at https://twitter.com/AmandaGremilli2 and order her book here.  Also, follow her on the Mighty here Amanda Dodson Gremillion | The Mighty Contributor or listen to her podcast here Just Buy Her A Dress and She’ll Be Fine • A podcast on Anchor . You can also find her on Instagram here Amanda Dodson Gremillion (@justbuyheradress) • Instagram photos and videos.