Welcoming Black and Native Families to Your Practice (18312)

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May 5 2018 9:00 am PST   through   05:00 pm PST
3670 Stone Way N
Seattle, WA 98103

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Phone: 425-602-3361
Registration after April 6, 2018 $ 179.00
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Campus Seattle Clinic
Audience Anyone interested and/or working with childbearing women and families.
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Explore the perinatal needs of Black and Native families to benefit your clients and your practice in a one-day interactive workshop, team-taught by leaders and experts. Saturday, May 5, 2018 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM Instructors: Camie Jae Goldhammer MSW, LICSW, IBCLC and Felisha Floyd, BS, CLC, IBCLC

Gain knowledge and skills:

·         Context for Black and Native maternity and Breastfeeding Experiences

·         Impact of inequity on Birth and Breastfeeding outcomes

·         Role of implicit bias in perpetuating inequity

·         Increase awareness of Implicit Bias in Clinical Cultures

·         Identify Strategies to Change Clinical Culture

·         Normalize Physiologic Birth & Breastfeeding for Black and Native Clients

·         Case Studies for Cultural Congruent Care

This course provides 6.5 contact hours from Bastyr University.

Audience: designed for anyone who works with pregnant families, including doulas, childbirth educators, lactation educators, nurses, social workers, community health workers, midwives, pregnancy massage therapists, psychotherapists, prenatal yoga instructors and physicians.


Camie Jae Goldhammer, MSW, LICSW, IBCLC, (Sisseton-Wahpeton) is a Clinical Social Worker and Lactation Consultant.  Camie holds a Master of Social Work degree specializing in Maternal Mood Disorders and the effects of complex/Intergenerational trauma on attachment, bonding and the parenting practices of Native families. She has worked with the Snoqualmie Tribe's Behavioral Health Program, WIC/Maternity Support Services and with the Ina Maka home visiting program serving pregnant and parenting families in Washington's urban-Indian community. Camie is founder and chair of Native American Breastfeeding Coalition of Washington and founding mother and President Elect of the National Association of Professional and Peer Lactation Supporters of Color. Camie is Washington State first Native American IBCLC and a fellow of the Center for Social Inclusion First Food Racial Equity Cohort. She is a National leader on topics of racial equity and first food justice and also Campaign Director with MomsRising advocates for Paid Family & Medical Leave in WA. 

Felisha Floyd, BS, CLC, IBCLC is a Board Certified Lactation Consultant in private practice and a Lactation Program Coordinator for a Florida Health Care Authority Hospital. She is also an author, advocate, educator and consultant. Her many endeavors include as founder of a community based support group, Our Brown Baby, and as a consultant for Boston Medical College’s Communities and Hospitals Advancing Maternity Practices Program.  She is a founding mother and president of the National Association of Professional and Peer Lactation Supporters of Color. Felisha is also a member of the Center for Social Inclusion First Food Equity Cohort. She is the founder of the Blactavist (Black Lactation Activist) online community dedicated to supporting breastfeeding among African American families with over 38,000 followers.  Felisha also serves as the Education Director for Mom2Mom Global and serves on the Board of Directors for the United States Breastfeeding Committee. Felisha’s most important role is serving as proud United States Air Force military spouse and mother to three breastfed children.