I am delighted to have created, designed, and provided a number of training modules for professionals. These modules can be modified specifically for you, and your colleagues / employees.
Here is a sample of what I offer:
Trauma Informed Care for Health Care Professionals in a Maternity Health Setting: For those who work, in a maternity setting, with women who have a history of child sexual abuse, I offer workshops of between four, and fourteen, hours.
This training covers:
A Definition of Child Sexual Abuse (CSA) The Impact of Child Sexual Abuse on Pregnancy Dealing with Disclosure – including TUSLA and Mandatory Reporting Issues of Control Power Challenges in Labour and Birth Triggers Clinical Challenges in Labour, and Possible Solutions Postpartum Issues Communication – Verbal, and Non-Verbal PTSD and Other Postpartum Mood Disorders The Potential For Healing Self-Help & Self-Care When the Birthworker is also a Survivor
I also offer similar training specifically tailored for IBCLCs.
Trauma Informed Care for Health Care Professionals in a Mental Health Setting: For those who work in mental health settings with people who have a history of child sexual abuse, I offer workshops of between four, and fourteen, hours.
Sex Education For Teenagers: I offer sex education for teenagers that moves beyond what is offered on the RSE curriculum. I address the issues of abuse, and – knowing that children and teenagers are more likely to disclose to a peer – I offer participants information on how to deal with disclosure. Knowing that teachers aren’t empowered to know how to deal with disclosure, either, I offer an hour’s training to teachers in schools, clubs, and associations where I provide education to teenagers.
This training covers:
Consent – looking beyond the ‘buzz’ and unpacking what consent really is. This includes a look at Betty Martin’s ‘Wheel of Consent’ Discussion of friendships and romantic relationships Power and control within relationships Gender stereotypes Conception – how it happens, and how it doesn’t Contraception Pornography The importance of pleasure Healthy sex – emotionally and physcially Exploring sexuality – asking for what you need, what you want, and meeting your partner’s needs and wants (including whether or not you are obliged to) Sexual assault, rape, and seeking help if you are a victim.
Intimate Partner Violence (IPV) Prevention for Teenagers: More commonly referred to as ‘Domestic’ violence, this form of abuse is most prevalent in the 15-24 year age group. That’s why it’s important to start the discussion early. I received my training in this specialised area from Tender, in the UK– and I use a number of their materials when I work with teenagers on the recognition, and avoidance of, IPV. I offer this training with a male colleague.
In addition to this training, I am available to speak at events on – among other things – mental health; various aspects of parenting; the additional challenges of parenting with a mental health difficulty; the long-term effects of child sexual abuse; surviving the damage of a narcissistic mother.
To discuss your / your company’s needs, please contact me.