We are pleased to officially announce that Postpartum Support Center will be launching the ROSE Program (Reach Out, Stay Strong, Essentials for mothers of newborns), an empirically-validated prevention intervention for postpartum depression. ROSE gives pregnant women the skills and information that they need to lower their risk of postpartum depression. ROSE was developed by Dr. Caron Zlotnick at Women and Infants Hospital and Brown University. Five randomized clinical trials have shown that ROSE reduces the risk of postpartum depression in low-income women by half. ROSE is the only postpartum depression prevention intervention that (1) has been found to significantly reduce cases of postpartum depression in multiple randomized trials, and (2) has been tested in community prenatal settings with racially and ethnically diverse low-income pregnant women.
The ROSE Program has been specifically cited in the new US Preventive Services Task Force recommendation regarding the prevention of perinatal depression and highlighted in a recent New York Times article.
Our team is currently conducting multiple clinical, operational, and administrative trainings. The ROSE program is highly structured, easy to learn, and will be delivered in both Spanish and English, starting in January 2021.
ROSE is a 5-session course:
1. Four 90-minutes prenatal classes (psychoeducation on postpartum depression, role changes, relationship skills,
2. One postpartum phone check-in
The ROSE Program will be free of charge for low-income families.
If you are interested in the program, please contact for more information.