Supporting Pregnant Domestic Violence Survivors in Shelters
$3.00 | CEU Hours:1.00 | Beginning*This course is not approved for NBCC renewal. Please see our NBCC category of courses here.
CEU Course Description
Pregnant women’s experiences and needs for emotional support, physical well-being, access to healthcare and other community-based services are significantly different from women who are not pregnant. This CEU course provides information on the impact of trauma in pregnancy and childbirth.
Article Author: Fern Gilkerson, M.A. and Kenya Fairley, M.S.Ed., C.D. (DONA)
Exam writer: Patricia Hocking-Walker, M.S. (Psychology)
CEU Course Objectives
1. Discuss the goal of both doulas and advocates for the pregnant woman that comes to be in a domestic violence shelter.
2. Enumerate warning signs of abuse that a doula may see when visiting with expectant couples in their home.
3. Investigate the four basic tenets for doulas to consider when attending a birth that may be particularly important for survivors of domestic violence or other forms of abuse.
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