Join Karla for this two-day experiential and empirical workshop for midwives, labor and delivery or mother-baby unit nurses, obstetricians, pediatricians, birth or postpartum doulas, birth attendants, counselors, social workers, pre & post-natal yoga instructors; any provider involved with the pregnancy year. Receive an overview and greater understanding of traumatic grief; what it is and how birthing mothers, persons and their partners are impacted in labor, birth, through the postpartum period, and beyond.
While we always hope for the best outcomes, the fact is that pregnancy loss, stillbirth, and infant death happens. As professionals who work with pregnant people and their families, we must be prepared to support our clients and patients through all pregnancy outcomes. If you have ever found yourself struggling to support someone through grief or trauma, know that you are not alone. What you learn in this workshop can help in those moments. It will prepare you to be supportive of families in crisis, in acute and chronic traumatic grief states, and how to best support clients in expression and process of grief.
CEs for counselors and social workers pending; (14 contact hours), $30 processing fee
Participants will be able to describe physical, emotional, cognitive, behavioral responses following perinatal loss and traumatic grief.
Participants will understand the specificities of traumatic grief.
Participants will meet parents who have experienced loss, and learn firsthand what helped them navigate their grief and healing.
Participants will understand personal and societal issues that may impact the grieving process for individuals.
Participants will identify specific interventions to support and meet the needs of birthing people and their partners following perinatal loss.
Participants will differentiate between helpful and non-helpful provider responses.
Participants will learn appropriate support techniques in acute and postpartum grief.
Participants will be supported in gathering both local and national resources for support and counseling to offer patients/clients.