Professional development training

Birth for Humankind runs accredited professional development training workshops on supporting women with complex needs during pregnancy and birth. The workshops are appropriate for anyone working with pregnant women, including healthcare professionals, social workers/case managers and interpreters. CPD points are available.

Our next two-day work shop will run on Thursday-Friday the 28-29 March 2019 in Melbourne CBD.

Sessions will explore how best to support women:

  • experiencing financial hardship
  • at risk of or experiencing perinatal depression
  • who are under 25 years of age
  • at risk of homelessness
  • with a refugee background, an asylum seeker or a newly arrived migrant (within 5 years)
  • with a history of mental health, drug and alcohol, or trauma and abuse issues
  • who identify as Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander

The professional development training has been co-designed and will be co-facilitated by women with lived experiences. In addition to providing relevant and practical insight into working with complex needs, our co-facilitators receive training, casual employment and practical workplace skills, in order to improve their longer-term employability.

Ticket costs: $250/day or $475 for both days (option of attending one or both days available).

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