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Check out our database of continuing education opportunities to earn contact hours for recertification and learn new skills to serve your clients or build your business.

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U S- California, San Francisco

Workshop Type:
Continuing Education Workshop
Trainers:
Selena Shelley
Dates:
February 28, 2020
February 29, 2020

From Trauma to Triumph: When Survivors Give Birth
A training for professionals on working with trauma survivors before, during, and after birth.
7.5-15 DONA CE Hours

Foundational Training: This training gives nurses, doulas, midwives, social workers, doctors, psychotherapists, childbirth educators, and more the resources and tools they need to better serve their clients or patients (many of whom may not disclose a history of sexual abuse). Topics include:
• The impact of childhood sexual abuse and trauma on pregnancy, birth, postpartum, and breast/chestfeeding
• How to inquire about a client’s history & respond to a disclosure
• Tools for working with survivor clients during pregnancy, birth, and postpartum
• Power differentials in maternity care
• Communication skills & reflective listening
• How to care for yourself & prevent vicarious traumatization
Advanced Training: This training is especially helpful for doulas, midwives, psychotherapists, and social workers, as it provides the perspective, information, and skills necessary to facilitate consultations with sexual abuse, sexual assault, and birth trauma survivors. Topics include:
• The 27 common maternity triggers for trauma survivors
• Clinical challenges & how to work with more ease in your practice
• Birth trauma – prevalence, prevention, and treatment
• How to facilitate consultations for pregnant & postpartum clients with a history of sexual abuse, sexual assault, or birth trauma
• Videos of former clients
• Practice consultations
• How & when to offer a referral

US – California, San Francisco

Workshop Type:
Continuing Education Workshop
Trainers:
Jenevieve Russell
Dates:
March 1, 2020

Connected Partners in Birth and Beyond
3.0 Contact Hours
11:30 am - 3:00 pm

In this training, you will learn how to:
• Support the deepening of relationships in
pregnancy, birth and postnatal parenting
• Enlist partners at the beginning; get their
buy-in and support for your work
• Engage the hard-to-engage partner
• Connect partners even in difficult moments
or trauma
• Inspire folks to keep their relationship at the
center of their family
A workshop for experienced doulas and other birth
professionals (lactation consultants, midwives, perinatal
therapists, and more) on supporting strong partnerships in
birth & beyond.

Contact:
Jenevieve Russell
720-239-2347
jvieve@gmail.com
https://cvent.me/mqXB8B

Us – New York, Brooklyn

Workshop Type:
Continuing Education Workshop
Trainers:
Ellynne Skove
Dates:
March 8, 2020

Name of Event: Understanding the Newborn in the 4th Trimester: Soothing, Settling, & Centering
9 am - 12 pm
Learn Signs of Overstimulation, Conception, Birth, & Prenatal Imprints effect on the nervous system, the Five Baby Cries, sleep patterns, and more. $75 registration closes March 6th. email e2bklyn to register.
3.0 Contact Hours

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US – New York, Brooklyn

Workshop Type:
Continuing Education Workshop
Trainers:
Ellynne Skove
Dates:
March 22, 2020

Developmental Movement & Tummy Time Foundations
9 am - 3 pm
Learn successful tummy time practices that work with baby led movement, comfort, and anatomical development. Post Partum Doulas can learn how to implement staged tummy time so that parents feel more confident and successful, and baby is happy and comfortable Learn how Developmental Movement correlates to brain, social emotional, and physical development. $150. email e2bklyn@mindspring.com to register.

5.0 Contact Hours

US – New York, Brooklyn

Workshop Type:
Continuing Education Workshop
Trainers:
Ellynne Skove
Dates:
March 23, 2020

Bonding Disruption & Bonding Repair in the Mother/Infant Dyad
6 pm - 9 pm
Learn how conception, prenatal,birth, & postpartum events contribute to bonding disruptions that impact attachment and strong connections between parent and child. Learn approaches for healing $75 Registration closes March 20th. Email: e2bklyn@mindspring.com to register.

3.0 Contact Hours

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US – Ohio, Lakewood

Workshop Type:
Continuing Education Workshop
Trainers:
Emma Whitlock
Dates:
April 21, 2020

Peanut Ball Uses in Labor
Workshop Type: Hands-on workshop designed to teach about the various peanut ball positions and sizes to help women in labor. Great for keeping the pelvis open to allow baby to get into position as well as a great tool to help women with an epidural. Get a free position chart for attending!

3.0 Contact Hours

Contact:
Emma Whitlock
440-503-4235
wombwithin@gmail.com

US – Ohio

Workshop Type:
Continuing Education Workshop
Trainers:
Emma Whitlock
Dates:
April 28, 2018
April 28, 2020

Placenta 101 & Encapsulation
Learn about the history, anatomy, & functions of the placenta & get info on the benefits of encapsulation.
2.0 Contact Hours

US – California, Riverside

Workshop Type:
Continuing Education Workshop
Trainers:
Emilia Ortega-Jara, Kathie Neff
Dates:
May 30, 2020
May 31, 2020

Perinatal Mental Health: A Course for Birth Workers
12.0 Contact Hours
Prevention and Support for Perinatal Mental and Emotional Distress focus on Emotional Birth Trauma, Perinatal Loss/NICU Challenges, facilitated through a social-cultural holistic lens.
Location:
3742 Tibbetts St Suite 201
Riverside, California

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Indonesia- Bali

Workshop Type:
Continuing Education Workshop
Trainers:
Stephanie Larson
Dates:
June 14, 2020
June 20, 2020

Dancing For Birth™ Retreat & Certification Training
6 Day workshop

Doulas, refresh your doula spirit and uplevel your labor support skills in magical Bali during this immersive, restorative, Dancing For Birth™ Retreat & Training. Learn valuable original techniques and moves you'll use immediately to make birth easier, safer, and more satisfying, like "The Larson Technique" for resolving fetal malposition including breech, and the “Mighty Mama Maneuver” to resolve failure to progress. Earn 14 CEUs towards your doula re-certification. Register by December 1 for the Early Registration rate. Dancing For Birth™ is an evidence-based birth method with a 19 year history of efficacy, a parent class for pre-conception through postpartum taught by Certified Instructors on four continents, and an acclaimed continuing education training for birth professionals.