Postpartum Depression Support in SLO County

Anna’s Postpartum Depression Story Anna was so excited to have her baby.  Her friends celebrated her first pregnancy by giving her a lavish shower full of cute baby clothes, blankets, diapers, and many other necessities. At the shower, there were lots of smiles...

2019 Maternal Mental Health Awareness Week

Approximately 2600 babies are born each year in San Luis Obispo County. Childbirth can be difficult. Maternal Mental Health Disorders are the most common complication of childbirth. Depression and anxiety affect 1 in 5 pregnant and postpartum women. Postpartum...

2019 Children’s Memorial Flag Raising Ceremony

Please join us for the 1st Annual Children’s Memorial Flag Raising Ceremony in San Luis Obispo County. The Department of Social Services in collaboration with the California Office of Child Abuse Prevention and Center for Family Strengthening will be...

2019 Child Abuse Prevention Academy

Please join Center for Family Strengthening and Cuesta College Early Childhood Education for the Annual Child Abuse Prevention Academy. We gather every April in honor of National Child Abuse Prevention Month to acknowledge the importance of working together...

Give Children Affected by Trauma a Chance to Thrive

Martha’s Place Gives Children who Suffer from Prenatal Substance Exposure and Early Childhood Trauma a Chance to Thrive and to Reach their Full Potential. A research study known as the Adverse Childhood Experiences Study (ACEs) shows that traumatic experiences...