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“Good Enough for All Kids”: Building Equity in Sex Education
Jun
6
8:00 AM08:00

“Good Enough for All Kids”: Building Equity in Sex Education

My topics (2 part): sex education is often introduced at the same time and taught the same way, using a standard, evidence-based curricula. But just as essential as the tools and medically accurate facts is what’s not mentioned: race, background and past abuse.

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Aug
25
10:30 AM10:30

"Beyond Intimacy Issues: How Past Sexual Abuse Affects Women's Emotional and Physical Health Across a Lifetime"

I'll be speaking at North Carolina Sexual Health Conference in one of the first morning sessions.  My topic will be, as always, helping professionals understand how past abuse might surface later in life, how to take a trauma-informed approach and why thinking of sexual abuse as a reason for sexual challenges is essential. Click here to register!

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"When Survivors Give Birth" A Trauma-Informed Training for Healthcare Professionals
Jul
15
9:00 AM09:00

"When Survivors Give Birth" A Trauma-Informed Training for Healthcare Professionals

1 in 5 girls will be sexually abused before age 18. 1 in 6 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.

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

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.

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"When Survivors Give Birth: A Trauma-Informed Training for Professionals Who Deal with Pregnant Women or New Moms"
Apr
26
8:00 AM08:00

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

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
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Say "No" Now: Losing the Fear and Gaining Confidence in Every "Yes"
Feb
18
6:30 PM18:30

Say "No" Now: Losing the Fear and Gaining Confidence in Every "Yes"

A free workshop for women on setting boundaries and saying 'no' to unnecessary commitments.

The biggest problems we have are often ones that we create for ourselves - every time we take on a client we shouldn't have, or agree to a commitment that causes more work that it's worth, or minimize our capabilities with apologies or qualifiers. Any time we "yes" to something that we shouldn't have, we create problems that cost us time, energy and money. How do you break these bad habits?  Join Uncompany, Nido and Outside The Mom Box for a workshop for women on acknowledging the fear behind the "yeses" and how you can start using confident "no's". Click here to reserve your free spot.

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Feb
7
9:00 AM09:00

"When Survivors Give Birth" training in #Durham

1 in 3 women will be a survivor of physical, sexual violence or stalking in their lifetime and 4 out of 5 will have children.

This one-day program for professionals who deal with pregnant women and new moms speaks to the challenges that survivors face at these critical, often very vulnerable, periods in their life. It is based on the book of the same name by Penny Simkin and Phyllis Klaus. I'm one of only a handful of educators worldwide that Penny and Phyllis have personally trained.

Interested in attending? Read the full details about this unique opportunity.

 

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Oct
24
3:00 PM15:00

Increasing Sensitivity to Survivors in Women's Health Environment

Are you planning on working with women at any point in your healthcare career? If so, this workshop is a must.

  • Learn how to identify signs of abuse including red flags;
  • Understand how past abuse can impact your current relationship with a patient;
  • Get tools to help survivors, even if they haven't disclosed past abuse;
  • Work more effectively and compassionately with survivors of intimate partner violence, rape, and sexual abuse. 
  • And much more.

Advance registration by 10/22 is required. Space is limited.


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