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Expert on post-partum depression featured in one-day workshop Nov. 13

October 21, 2009

The Continuing Nursing Education Program at Indiana State University's College of Nursing, Health, and Human Services will present "In the Eye of the Beholder" on Nov. 13.

The presentation will be held from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. at the Landsbaum Center for Health Education, 1433 North 6 ½ St. in Terre Haute.

Even though most mothers view birth as a joyful experience, a mood or anxiety disorder may alter a mother's perception. The goal of this program is to explore ways to promote healthy outcomes for mothers and babies. The content is appropriate for physicians, residents, advanced practical nurses, registered nurses, licensed practical nurses, nurse midwives, social workers, advocacy groups and students in allied health professions.

The event features Cheryl Tatano Beck, a professor at the University of Connecticut, School of Nursing and a certified nurse-midwife. She received her doctorate of nursing science from Boston University and her certificate in nurse-midwifery from Yale University. Tatano Beck is a fellow in the American Academy of Nursing and serves on the editorial boards of several nursing research and education journals.

Throughout the past 20 years, Tatano Beck's research has focused on postpartum mood and anxiety disorders. Her research led her to develop the Postpartum Depression Screening Scale published by Western Psychological Services.

Registration is open to 150 registrants and is $90, or $20 for undergraduate students with a valid student ID. Registration must be completed in advance of the event no later than Oct. 30.

To register, or for more information, contact Leslie Krockenberger at 812-237-3696 or by e-mail at


Contact: Leslie Krockenberger, Sycamore Nursing Center, ISU College of Nursing, Health, and Human Services at 812-237-3696 or

Writer: Rachel Wedding McClelland, assistant director of media relations, Communications and Marketing, Indiana State University at 812-237-3790 or



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Cheryl Tatano Black, a certified mid-wife and a professor at the University of Connecticut, will educate healthcare professionals and others about post-partum depression during this one day event sponsored by ISU. You must register to attend.

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