Avril S Albaugh has been the CRPN Perinatal Depression Project Coordinator since 2005. More recently Avril has been responsible for overseeing and managing all CRPN activities which include developing program plans, implementing budgets, grant writing, provider training, facilitating community and health care collaboration and establishing perinatal depression protocols for various institutions and in several counties across the State of Ohio.
Avril was one of the Project team members for the 2005 Cleveland Healthy Family/Health Start research study “Feelings of African American Perinatal Women”. In 2005 Avril co-formed the Cuyahoga Perinatal Depression Task force which has been effective in addressing and resolving gaps in identifying and referring women with perinatal depression.
Avril has been the Consultant/Trainer for the Ohio Department of Mental Health Maternal Depression Project 2005 – 2011. Along with numerous presentations and trainings on Perinatal Depression, Avril was recently chosen in 2011 to participate in the Health Resources Services Administration (HRSA) workgroup on Initimate Partner Violence (IPV) and Perinatal Depression (PD).
Avril received her undergraduate degree in Social Science/Social Work from the University of Cape Town, South Africa. After graduating with a Masters degree in Social Work from Case in 1987, she began working as a perinatal social worker at University MacDonald Womens hospital and developed a strong interest in working with women with mental health issues. Avril became part of the CRPN team in 1992 where she functioned in the role of social work educator until she began working on the Perinatal Depression Project.
If you have questions or comments, please email Avril Albaugh, Project Coordinator at Avril.Albaugh@UHHospitals.org
If you would like to request a training either on-site at your agency or via teleconference call, complete the training request form and email back to Avril.Albaugh@UHHospitals.org For the training request form, click here
The Cleveland Regional Perinatal Network is located at:
W.O. Walker Building
10524 Euclid Avenue
Cleveland, Ohio, 44106
Phone: 216 844-3391
Fax: 216 844-5178