We envision a world where all parents receive the support and care that they need so that they and their children can truly thrive. 



Our Mission

To address the mental health and well-being of mothers and their families.


Assessment & Training. Two needs; One Program.

We partner with medical practices to provide early assessments and ongoing support to mothers and their families.

We work to increase the number of perinatal mental health professionals through an internship program focused on training, mentorship and supervision for clinicians.


Providers get education and training, moms get assessed early and referred to appropriate support, and physicians receive behavioral health support for their patients.

Moms and families thrive.

Communities thrive.

Everyone wins.


At the Shaw Institute we know that: 

  • Emotional challenges in the pregnancy and postpartum period are very common, and are nothing to be ashamed of;

  • Everyone transitioning into parenthood benefits from appropriate assessment, and;

  • People suffering from a perinatal mood disorder deserve the specialized treatment required to help them heal and move forward.