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"When Survivors Give Birth: A Trauma-Informed Training for Professionals Who Deal with Pregnant Women or New Moms"

  • Courtyard Marriot 4912 Sycamore Dairy Road Fayetteville, NC, 28314 United States (map)
This program is full as of 3.15.16 but a second session has opened: Friday July 15. See the July 15 event in “Events” for details and registration.

1 in 7 girls will be sexually abused before age 18. 1 in 5 women are adult survivors of rape. Yet most professionals underestimate both the numbers of survivors that they see on a daily basis and the impact of past abuse.

Survivors of intimate partner violence (IPV) and/or sexual assault (SA) have a different set of issues that they face when they become pregnant, compared with women who haven't been abused. These issues don't go away when women have their babies.

Some of the challenges associated with past trauma can surface for the first time when survivors are seen by healthcare providers whose scope of practice includes services of any kind to childbearing women. Survivors can actually be re-traumatized by professionals who work with a patient without seeing her as a possible survivor of past abuse. 

Learn the facts of abuse, how humans respond to trauma, common triggers for survivors, tools to use and more so you can work more effectively and compassionately with survivors of violence. Join us for this one day workshop. Space is limited. DONA, ICEA continuing ed available. CNE contact hours available.

Elizabeth’s class was a focused, clear, calm presentation of some very challenging and stirring material. This training is valuable for any healthcare provider working with women, not only as a gift to the mother but also as empowerment for the practitioner.
— Ruth Elliott, MPT, LMBT, CNMT