"When Survivors Give Birth" 1 day training Sat 1/20/18 Durham

"When Survivors Give Birth" 1 day training Sat 1/20/18 Durham

105.00 125.00

1 in 3 women will be a survivor of some form of contact sexual violence in their lifetime.

Many more will experience non-contact sexual violence.

Remember all of those MeToo’s??

We may be talking more about the prevalence of sexual violence but what is less known are the long term effects and how they can affect sexual, reproductive health for life.

Sexual abuse survivors have a different set of challenges in pregnancy, childbirth and the postpartum period than non-survivors. In this DONA approved training, you will:

  1. Understand the facts of abuse including: risk factors, prevalence and long term impact;
  2. Learn to recognize signs of possible abuse and how to best to support a survivor;
  3. Hone your active listening skills so you can respond confidently in any situation;
  4. Understand the importance of a trauma-informed approach specifically to sexual abuse survivors;
  5. Learn practical tools to use within your own work;

Click here to download the flyer in PDF format.

Elizabeth is one of only 6 trainers worldwide certified to use the When Survivors Give Birth name and trained by book authors, Penny Simkin and Phyllis Klaus.

What past participants have said:

"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

"Excellent, very worthwhile workshop!"
- Donna Zubrod MSc, LMBT, CD(DONA)

"The class should not be altered or changed. It was great! I really appreciate your work and dedication."
- Michele Harshbarger, RN

"The information was very relevant to the (doula) work that I do and the inclusiveness of the teaching made the program a safe place to be."
- Gloria Maria Llanser CD (DONA), PCD (CAPPA)


This program is appropriate for anyone, any level working with people in pregnancy, childbirth and the postpartum periods including birth doulas, doctors, lactation consultants, nurses, yogis, childbirth educators, postpartum doulas, midwives and students.

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This is a one day program that starts at 9:00 am and runs until 4:00 pm. This program has been approved by DONA for 6.0 continuing education contact hours.

Logistics: Our training will take place is located in downtown Durham. Coffee, tea and bottled waters will be available as well as a light am and afternoon snack. Lunch is on your own. Parking is street parking (free on weekends) or deck parking (free on weekends).

Refund policy: There are no refunds except if you are a birth doula and are called to a birth during the program or are at a birth when the program starts. In the case that the class minimum of 8 paid participants is not met, monies collected will be held for a rescheduled date.