The Nurturing Place
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About the Course
Course Faculty

"We are now discovering the long-term effect on families of treating women as if they were merely containers to be opened and relieved of their contents; and of concentrating on a bag of muscle and birth canal, rather than relating to and caring for the person to whom they belong." 
----Sheila Kitzinger
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The Childbearing Year - breastfeeding, childbirth preparation, infant massageBirth Doula Training - Learn significance of childbirth, labor support, prenatalPostpartum Doula Training - infant and new mother careAdvanced Doula Training
Supporting Survivors of Abuse

About the Course
Supporting Survivors
Session Objectives:
  • Recognize the psychological and physical disorders frequently seen in adult survivors of childhood sexual abuse
  • List common life events that trigger memories of childhood sexual abuse
  • Name specific behaviors in a pregnant or laboring client that may be associated with a history of sexual abuse
  • Develop skills that foster communication with clients dealing with difficult situations
  • Describe specific strategies that can be used to help the survivor cope with physical symptoms, flashbacks, fears, and body memories
In other words: You will increase your skills in supporting women who have survived traumatic experiences and help these clients develop specific strategies for the birth and postpartum period.

Registration includes course handouts and lunch. Pending re-approval for 5 DONA CEUs.

Session Date: February 3, 2021
Location: Salt Lake City, Utah
Time: 9:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
Registration Fee: $75    (Limited to the first ten (10) registrants.)

Course Faculty
Kristi Ridd-Young All of The Nurturing Place courses were designed and are presented by Kristi Ridd-Young, ICCE, CD(DONA), and DONA-approved Doula Trainer. She was recently introduced as a speaker like this:

"Kristi Ridd-Young has been the president of Midwives College of Utah for the past 15 years. MCU is the largest MEAC-accredited, distance education midwifery school offering a bachelor's or masterís degree in midwifery.

Kristi is the past president of the Midwifery Education Accreditation Council and currently serves as Vice-President of Outreach and Development. As the founder of the Utah Doula Association, which is one of the oldest and largest doula groups, she continues to influence the education of and networking opportunities for doulas and childbirth educators as a DONA-approved birth doula trainer. You might be interested to know that Kristi has been practicing as a doula for 35 years, a birth doula trainer for 28 years, and has trained over 2200 doulas. She has been involved in the development of doula and midwifery education in Kuwait, Egypt, and Saudi Arabia.

Though she has been mentored by many amazing leaders in maternal and child health, Kristi credits her six children, seven step-children, and 15 grandchildren for the real-life lessons that influence her philosophies as an educator and a doula.

Yoga was her thing before it became the thing to do. A voracious reader, Kristiís parents used to catch her reading with a flashlight under the covers, and after her husband has fallen asleep, she can sometimes be found sneaking in a few pages by the light of her cell phone. (Shhh don't tell!) Kristi and her husband David usually average 3000 miles a year on Harley adventures and love traveling even if it is not on the back of the bike."