I.N.S.P.I.R.E Method Training

Participants will learn the I.N.S.P.I.R.E Method and how it applies to maternal mental health. Training will include a live virtual 2 day training covering the use of compassion care methods that participants can use in their everyday professional practice when working with and inside the community. This training is specific to care for women of color and minorities and can be implemented by both doulas, midwives, clinicians and those facilitating support groups. Upon completion of the program, participants will be awarded a certificate as a Certified Maternal Mental Health Support Specialist through Commonsense Childbirth Institute.

  • Identify unique stressors in Black women and minorities dealing with Maternal Mental Health complications

  • Implement the I.N.S.P.I.R.E method into your everyday practices and priorite Maternal Mental Health in our communities

  • Determine what you can do to change the current outlook of maternal mental health in black women and minorities and understand the social determinants of health and cultural barriers

  • Demonstrate our method of compassion care strategy including mindfulness, hug therapy, music and more

  • Continued education trainings through the Shades of Blue Project specific focused trainings available after 2 day training is complete

Kay Matthews

Kay Matthews lives in Houston Texas and is the Founder of The Shades of Blue Project. Graduating with a 2 year Degree in Early Childhood Development from North Harris College located in Houston Texas, and furthered her education in the Mental Health field by becoming a Licensed Community Health Worker. She has also received numerous awards from both her community and her peers, and sits on the Board and is Partners with several National organizations. Along with writing her first Best Seller a Self-Help Journal: 365 Days To Recovery “Finding Your Way Out Of The Darkness” and Recovery State of Mind Daily Journal. Kay is actively teaching and speaking to women of all ages to help them to better understand how important it is to advocate for themselves before during and after childbirth. Helping them to realize that they have the ability to have a successful birth outcome and assuring that they know of the resources available in which it pertains to maternal mental health. To Kay this is the most important aspect of the work she does within the community and it is the motivation that she uses to continue to educate communities worldwide.
Shades of Blue Project is dedicated to helping women of color before, during and after child- birth with community resources, mental health advocacy, treatment and support. Our mission is to change the way women of color are currently being diagnosed and treated after giving birth and experiencing any adverse maternal mental health outcome. Our vision is that our Acknowledge, Respect, and Support method will be the adaptable change agent for healthcare professional and healthcare systems operations in their engagement with patients.