The Father's Feeling Study

MomsFirst Case Manager, Eira Yates, has made a significant contribution to the field of paternal postpartum depression. Together with her OhioGuidestone colleagues, the Yates Paternal Depression Screen was developed.

OhioGuidestone is conducting a study, The Father’s Feeling Study, to evaluate a newly created screening tool for paternal postpartum depression.  Fathers 18 years and older with a baby 0-12 months are invited to participate.  Study procedures include up to 2 home or community based appointments during which fathers will complete surveys and assessments related to their feelings around fatherhood and emotional state.  Participants will receive a $25.00 gift card, in addition to information on resources for fathers and families state-wide, and if needed- a referral for behavioral health support through local resources.

The Father’s Feelings Study will begin recruitment in January 2019.  Community organizations interested in partnering with this Study, as well as eligible participants, are encouraged to contact Brittany R. Pope at 440-260-8865 or

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