About "When Survivors Give Birth"
This important client care workshop focuses on understanding and healing the effects of childhood sexual abuse on childbearing women. Join maternity care, mental health and allied providers to focus on the issues of the least understood of pregnant clients.
- Advance your understanding of an all too common issue for childbearing women and families.
- Expand your care practices for women at risk of poor physical and psychosocial childbirth outcomes.
- Improve your response to women who express emotional concerns about childbearing.
Anyone working with childbearing women will gain knowledge and skills in this one-of-a-kind workshop, which is the culmination of decades of collaboration between Penny Simkin, PT, CCE, CD(DONA), and Phyllis Klaus, MFT, LMSW. Together they also wrote the 2004 book of the same name, When Survivors Give Birth.
Approved for 12.58 Nursing Contact Hours and 12 Continuing Education Units from the International Childbirth Education Association (ICEA).
This workshop is approved for 12.75 contact hours from DONA International.
This program, through Penny Simkin Inc., has been approved for 13.5 CEUs by the NASW Washington State Chapter. Licensed Social Workers, Marriage and Family Therapists and Mental Health Counselors are eligible.
Provider number is #1975-361.
Upcoming Workshops - "When Survivors Give Birth"
An unparalleled opportunity to gain skills as an educator of the When Survivors Give Birth (WSGB) curriculum and spend 3 days with the co-authors of the groundbreaking book, Penny Simkin PT and Phyllis Klaus MFT, and LMSW. Only up to 25 individuals will be accepted into the Educator Workshop.
7pm-9pm Thursday, February 23
8am-5:30pm Friday, February 24
8am-4pm Saturday, February 25
8am-4pm Sunday, February 26
Early Application Deadline: January 5, 2017. Late applications will be considered.
A not-to-be missed opportunity to learn from renowned experts Penny Simkin PT and Phyllis Klaus MFT, LMSW, authors of the book When Survivors Give Birth: Understanding and Healing the Effects of Early Sexual Abuse on the Childbearing Woman.
$339 Early Registration by February 14, 2017
$359 Full Registration after February 14, 2017
"When Survivors Give Birth" Textbook
The only book of its kind, When Survivors Give Birth provides survivors and their maternity caregivers with extensive information on the prevalence and short- and long-term effects of childhood sexual abuse, emphasizing its possible impact on childbearing women. Challenges in the client-caregiver relationship are thoroughly portrayed, with much practical advice for improving trust and communication as well as self-help techniques to handle abuse-related distress. Chapters on birth counseling, psychotherapy, and clinical care of survivors make this book a useful resource for survivors and all who work with them (450 pages).