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Watanabe, Y. (2007) Perinatal medical care and child abuse prevention. Japanese Journal of Pediatrics, 60, 791-796.

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  • TITLE: Approach to perinatal mental health and child abuse prevention in Japanese prefectural health centers

    AUTHORS: Kafumi Sugishita, Kayoko Kurihara, Shiho Murayama, Kiyoko Kamibeppu

    KEYWORDS: Child Abuse Prevention; Perinatal Mental Health; Prefectural Health Centers; Municipal Health Centers

    JOURNAL NAME: Health, Vol.5 No.4, April 19, 2013

    ABSTRACT: The aim of this study was to conduct a nationwide survey in Japan of prefectural health centers, which were responsible for providing guidance to municipalities. The survey was performed in order to clarify the following issues: 1) the current level of support provided by prefectural centers for pre-and post-natal mental health; 2) the structures in place for providing consultation services for an “unwanted pregnancy” and the support available for high-risk cases; and 3) the advice available on postpartum maternal psychological screening, and interpretation of results of such screening. Questionnaires were sent by post to 394 prefectural health centers, of which 277 (70.3%) responded. A total of 32% of prefectural health centers confirmed that they had offered support to high-risk cases during pregnancy, and 72% had offered support post-partum. Regarding offering support to high-risk mothers, those prefectural health centers that did provide consultation services (n = 59) reported providing introductions and information about available facilities (P