Understanding the Impact of Domestic Violence on Pregnancy: Training

Date: 
Thu, 11/21/2013 - 10:00am - 4:00pm
Location: 
127 W 127th Street, Rm 432, New York, NY 10027

Understanding the Impact of Domestic Violence on Pregnancy

Do you work in the birthing community? Are you a doctor, midwife or doula? Or perhaps you are or work with childbirth educators and lactation specialists, prenatal massage therapists? Or perhaps you are interested in understanding the intersection of DV & Pregnancy.

If you said yes to any of these, this training is for you! 

Over 300,000 pregnant women each year experience intimate partner violence during pregnancy. For 30% of women who experience abuse, the first incident occurs during pregnancy. A woman who is abused during pregnancy may be more likely to suffer miscarriages, infections, bleeding, anemia and other health problems. While these numbers are disturbing, they do not represent the actual number of women struggling with abuse while pregnant. A major issue also is that pregnant women are rarely screened by the practitioners who know how to respond in safe and effective ways. 

This interactive training and workshop is designed to engage participants in understanding the dynamics of intimate partner abuse, identifying warning signs during pregnancy, and gaining the necessary skills to appropriately screen and refer clients to resources.

The fee for this training is a nominal $25 to cover material costs.

To enroll, please email connect@connectnyc.org or call 212.683.0015 x 210.