For Healthcare Providers
Sexual health is more than birth control, function and reproduction. It's a medley of race, gender and social issues including family values, personal experience and sometimes sexual abuse. My trauma sensitive trainings look at sexual health from this patchworked perspective and help providers:
+ build trust with even the most vulnerable populations;
+shrink stress (yours and theirs!);
+ gain confidence discussing and responding to sensitive subjects;
+ improve internal processes to be more trauma sensitive.
These are changes that you will see immediately. When they happen, you will also begin to see organization wide changes like reduced costs, time savings and improved patient|client outcomes.
Option A: Keynote
Time: 75-90 minutes
Elizabeth speaks on a range of topics related to the effects of sexual abuse on sexual and reproductive health including:
Intimacy & Pleasure;
Option B: Workshop
Time: TBD dependent on client needs. Minimum 3 hours.
Elizabeth offers customized trainings on a range of topics related to the effects of sexual abuse on sexual and reproductive health including:
Beyond "Intimacy Issues": How sexual abuse impacts consent, pleasure and more;
Active Listening 200: How to Do a Trauma-Informed Intake including what to say; what not to say & best practices for better outcomes;
Trauma, Triggers and Trust:Understanding and Responding to Intimacy Challenges of Sexual Abuse Survivors;
The Pain May Go Away But The Impact Can Linger A Lifetime: How and Why Providers MUST ask About Past Sexual Abuse;
When Survivors Give Birth*:Understanding how sexual abuse can affect people in pregnancy, childbirth and postpartum
*Elizabeth has trained as a postpartum doula through DONA International and as a childbirth educator through Lamaze. In addition, she is one of only 6 trainers worldwide who Penny Simkin has certified to use the name When Survivors Give Birth, based on the book. WSGB is a full day training. Attendees are often eligible for continuing education credits.
"How To Ask About Sexual Abuse (And Respond!) Without Traumatizing a Patient or Yourself"
Option C: Ecourse
Time: 7 modules over 7 weeks
This interactive program will be an online course with Facebook discussion group starting in Spring 2018. Registration will begin 3 weeks before the course opens. Click the button below to be added to the priority notice list.