This two day continuing education intensive equips you with the necessary trauma-informed foundational knowledge to start becoming part of the solution. Birth trauma is a global pandemic that has contributed to suicide now being a leading cause of postpartum death. A strong Foundation ensures you will understand the issue, know what factors contribute to birth trauma, and will begin learning what you need to know to not harm women in maternity care and childbirth.
There are no pre-requisites for the Foundations workshop. This is open to everyone who interacts with maternity clients and birthing families so that they understand what trauma is, how it impacts individuals, families, and societies, and what the primary triggers of a traumatic birth are so that they can prevent adding more harm to those who are suffering.
Parents and their loved ones will also benefit from this workshop by gaining a better understanding of what happened to create birth trauma, how changes in brain function are contributing to their symptoms, and how managing triggers can lessen their torment. There is an introduction to strategies that help to heal trauma for the sufferer.
"Even with a background in supporting foster and adoptive families with trauma histories, I was not prepared for the massive paradigm shift that would take place within me by taking Billie's trauma-informed course."
Part One Foundations in Trauma-Informed Care is a prerequisite to Part Two Skills in Trauma-Informed Care. Participants who complete continuing education in both Foundations and Skills will have met the educational requirements for partnering with Birth Trauma Ontario.
1. Introduction to Trauma-Informed Care
2. Herstory - History
3. Trauma basics
4. Traumatic changes in the brain
5. Understanding triggers
6. The consequences of trauma
7. Secondary wounding
8. What creates an 'at risk' client?
9. Nutrition and the at-risk brain
10. Defining a traumatic birth
11. Recognising obstetrical violence
This workshop is required before taking Part Two Skills in Trauma-Informed Care.
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