Dr. Jodi Hall - Providing Trauma Informed Care during the Childbearing Years

Dr. Jodi Hall - Providing Trauma Informed Care during the Childbearing Years

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The Birth and Beyond Conference Presents the "On the Road Education Series"

Providing Trauma Informed Care during the Childbearing Years

March 18th 2017 Vancouver, British Columbia

Providing Trauma Informed Care is an Advanced Practitioner Training program designed to help caregivers gain an understanding of the special needs of women survivors of abuse and learn the skills needed to support them through their pregnancy, labour & childbirth and early postpartum.

Caregivers who would benefit from this training include doulas, midwives, nurses and other health care professionals caring for women in the childbearing year. This training will answer the question: “How do I caringly and effectively support a survivor of abuse through pregnancy, childbirth, and the transition to parenting?” Abuse is not a rare occurrence. Statistics indicate that as many as 1 in 4 North American women will be sexually assaulted during their lifetime. Although estimates vary, approximately 10-20% of women will experience abuse during pregnancy. Pregnancy is often a time when abuse begins or gets worse. Chances are you’ve already provided care for more than one survivor of abuseduring your time as a practitioner, even if you never saw the signs or knew what impact you were having.

 

Workshop Agenda

In this training, you will learn about:

  • Why it is important to focus on trauma and the transition to parenting.
  • Childhood sexual abuse and the impact it has on the child victim and pregnant/parenting adult survivor.
  • The impact of childhood sexual abuse on the childbearing year and what that means for your practice.
  • Understanding intimate partner abuse in the context of pregnancy, birth and postpartum.
  • Nurturing safer spaces for disclosures.
  • Strategies to support disclosures ofabuse.
  • Using trauma-informed practices.

Admission includes

  • Admission to the day event
  • Lunch/Snacks/Coffee
  • A detailed certificate of attendance  

General Information

Advance registration is available until March 10th 2017.  All registrations after this date must be done at the door (subject to availability) and will be subject to a $50 late registration fee.  

Cancellation Policy for Education Session

 Tickets are non-refundable but transferable. Name changes and substitutions will be accepted up to and including September 18th. 

Location

Holiday Inn on Howe St.

Vancouver, BC 

Questions

Contact Shawn De Vree 519.631.6461 or shawn@vestaparenting.ca

About Jodi Hall

Jodi has a PhD in Health and Rehabilitation Sciences – Health Professional Education from The University of Western Ontario. She was the research coordinator of a Canadian Institute of Health Research funded study, entitled “Embodied Trauma: The impacts of abuse on the transition to mothering”, and the author of recently published articles in the Canadian Journal of Nursing Research on the health related needs of women in conflict with the law, and conducting health research within incarcerated settings. A Safe Passage was recently featured in the fourth edition of Domestic Violence Sourcebook – Health Reference Series, published by Omnigraphics. Jodi is currently conducting a community based needs assessment with street-based sex workers to explore from workers’ perspectives what they need to enhance safety and dignity in the conduct of their work.

Jodi worked as a DONA certified doula and childbirth educator for 10 years, with a focus on the intersections between trauma histories and the experiences of women during the childbearing years. Jodi was employed in both residential and clinical settings as a full-time woman abuse counsellor, providing counselling to women who have been abused, as well as facilitating groups for women whose children have been exposed to their abuse.

Jodi’s unique combination of skills from both the birthing community and the violence against women sector has spurred a high demand internationally for her workshops aimed at informing other medical and allied health and social service professionals around the complex issue of trauma and the childbearing years.

Jodi resides with her family in London, Ontario, where she runs a private counseling practice and operates A Safe Passage, the first and only known website dedicated solely to supporting survivors of abuse through pregnancy, birth and the transition to parenting.

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