We are grateful to our Ambassadors. Here is another in a series intended to showcase our advocates and team members and their story in the arena of maternal mental health care.
CARSON, CA – I am a pediatric occupational therapist with over 15 years of experience. My passion has always been to work with children. In spring of 2016, I decided to go back to school to obtain a PhD in Infant and Early Childhood Development (with an emphasis in developmental disabilities and infant mental health) from Fielding Graduate University. Since returning to school, I have learned so much. My new passion is helping families connect by improving the parent-child relationship. If I can help families improve their bond, I think that can improve their family's legacy.
Q: 2020 Mom’s mission is to close gaps in maternal mental health care. What’s your big hope for how 2020 Mom can fulfill this bold mission?
A: In closing the gaps in maternal mental health, 2020 Mom's bold vision would assist in dispelling cultural myths about accessing mental health services. Dispelling these myths has the potential to change a family's trajectory.
Q: What compelled you to work with 2020 Mom?
A: Being a woman of color, one of my goals is to close the disparity gaps for families of color and access to mental health services. “It is easier to build strong children than repair broken men.” - Frederick Douglass
Q: What do you love about 2020 Mom?
A: I love that 2020 Mom is advocating for all mothers. 2020 Mom's mission is in sync with my professional and personal goals to improve the mental health of parents and social-emotional development of children.
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