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, 2018
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 at an educator´┐Żs conference like this: "Kristi is an experienced childbirth educator and doula. She is the former International Childbirth Education Association (ICEA) Utah Coordinator and DONA (Doulas of North America) Administrative Director and board member. Currently she is the president of the Midwives College of Utah and the Midwifery Education Accreditation Council.

During her 27 years of teaching, Kristi has facilitated many doula trainings throughout the country; she has been invaluable in helping many expectant mothers and their partners develop skills and the inner strength needed to experience a positive birth. As a caring, compassionate doula and former midwife, she has attended hundreds of women. Kristi has been mentored by many of the leading experts in the field of childbirth but, most of all, she credits her six children and seven stepchildren for much of the wisdom and knowledge she shares."