Breakfast for Babies #2! The Impact of Trauma: Mothers and Babies in the Perinatal Period

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Date(s) - December 20
9:00 am - 11:00 am


Please join us for this is extra-special Breakfast for Babies! It marks New York Zero-To-Three (NYZTT) joining with NYS-AIMH to bring this important event to infancy professionals throughout New York State!

Plan to gather together in your local community, or join us on your own! We’ll meet using ZOOM Friday, December 20th at 9:00 – 11:30 AM. What a great way to pause in the rush of the holiday season and focus on the well-being of mothers and babies in the perinatal period!

Our very special guest is Micky Sperlich who will join us from 9:30 -10:30. Mickey, an assistant professor at the University at Buffalo School of Social Work, is a midwife with decades of experience, and a researcher who studies the effects of trauma and mental health challenges on women’s childbearing and postpartum experiences and outcomes. She became interested in research in order to better understand the needs of her midwifery clients who were trauma survivors. Her first research project culminated in the book Survivor Moms: Women’s Stories of Birthing, Mothering and Healing after Sexual Abuse, which was named the 2008 Book of the Year by the America College of Nurse Midwives. Sperlich has taken part in several trauma-focused perinatal studies and is co-author of a psychosocial intervention for pregnant survivors of abuse, the “Survivor Moms’ Companion.” She completed her PhD with a dual title in Social Work and Infant Mental Health at Wayne State University in Detroit, Michigan, in 2014.

Mickey says: “My research is centered on furthering our understanding of how trauma and mental health challenges can affect a woman’s experience of pregnancy, birth, and parenting. I am also dedicated to developing trauma-specific interventions to promote healthy parenting and interrupt cycles of violence and psychiatric vulnerability.”

If you would like to host a gathering in your community, or know someone else who is interested in hosting, please contact us at


Register here!

Locations so far (please note that this list is being updated regularly to include more host sites)

Adelphi University Institute for Parenting
1 South Avenue Garden City NY 11530 Alumni House Board Room
Mt. Hope Family Center
187 Edinburgh St., Rochester, NY 14608
Child Care Solutions, Inc.
6724 Thompson Road, Syracuse, NY 13211
Bonding Links-Enlazos Familiares Mental Health Clinic at the Coalition for Hispanic Family Services
315 Wyckoff Ave (6th Floor) Brooklyn, NY 11237
The Association to Benefit Children
1366 Inwood Ave Bronx NY
Adirondack Birth to Three will collaborate with the Child Care Council to host at
194 US Oval, Plattsburgh, NY
Cornell Cooperative Extension Jefferson County
203 North Hamilton Street Watertown, NY 13601
Child Care Resource Network
1000 Hertel Ave Buffalo NY 14216
Family Enrichment Network
24 Cherry St Johnson City NY 13790
The Mental Health Association of Westchester
580 White Plains Road Tarrytown|
Schoharie County Child Development Council, Inc.
114 Lark Street Cobbleskill NY 12043
United Way of Corning
300 Nasser Civic Center Plaza Corning NY 14830
Brightside Up
91 Broadway Menands NY 12204
Suffolk County Department of Health- Division of Services for Children with Special Needs
50 Laser Court Hauppauge, New York 11788
Columbia School
25 Pearl St Hornell NY
Haverling School
216 Maple Heights Bath NY
115 Main Street Mount Morris NY
Suzi Tortora’s Dancing Dialogue
26 Main Street Cold Spring NY 10516
Saint Regis Mohawk Tribe Health Services
404 State Route 37 Akwesasne NY 13655
Mothers & Babies Perinatal Network
457 State St Binghamton NY 13901
NY Family Health Centers at NYU Langone Habor Hills
5613 2nd Ave Brooklyn NY(internal staff only)
The Schuyler Center 
540 Broadway, 1st Floor, Albany NY 12207
Schenectady Public Health Services
107 Nott Terrace, Suite 304 Schenectady, NY 12308
Chautauqua County Department of Mental Hygiene
2 Academy Street, Mayville, NY Second Floor, Suite 201

Organizational NYS-AIMH Members

We welcome all organizations that share our mission of supporting the mental health of young children.

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