This two day continuing education intensive is for those practitioners, educators, and advocates who are ready to invest in the skills needed to deliver trauma-informed care that has the potential to change the very epigenetic expression of trauma in their clients. These skills are transferable across all medical disciplines but focus on the obstetric client. With suicide rising to be a leading cause of postpartum death in the first year, this workshop is an important step in changing how women experience their births and begin parenthood. You'll complete this second workshop with additional tools to deliver care in a way that respects your own professional boundaries but ensures your clients are much less likely to enter parenthood with a traumatic brain injury from how she was cared for during her birth. This workshop is crucial for everyone who interacts with clients during pregnancy and birth.
This course builds on the Foundations workshop to equip those who interact with pregnant and birthing families with the skills to not only not inflict further harm, but to participate in a healing and therapeutic relationship that builds resilience and wellness. One doesn't have to be a therapist to be therapeutic. Skills in Trauma-Informed Care gives you practical applications that can be used in any birth setting by anyone who is invested in becoming part of the solution.
"I’ve worked in supporting women and their partners in birth for over 25 years, first as a traditional midwife and now as a doula. It wasn’t until completing Billie's course that I realised I previously had very little skills to help women who have experienced traumatic births move through their past trauma and prepare them for more empowered subsequent birth experiences."
1. Preparing for trauma-informed care
2. Recognising the at-risk client
3. Principles & practice - Safety
4. Principles & practice - Trustworthiness & Transparency
5. Principles & practice - Peer Support & Mutual Self-Help
6. Principles & practice - Collaboration & Mutuality
7. Principles & practice - Empowerment, Voice & Choice
8. Principles & practice - Cultural, Historical & Gender Issues
9. The birth plan
10. Practical steps - from arrival to postpartum
11. The trauma-informed doula
12. Understanding the 'unassisted' option
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Attendance at Part One Foundations in Trauma-Informed Care is required prior to attending this continuing education workshop
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Stay tuned for updates on this Skills workshop to be held at McMaster University, Hamilton, Ontario, Canada