In this workshop, we will explore how power dynamics, social identities, and a diverse range of cultural understandings shape our beliefs, values and practices related to pregnancy, birth and parenting through first-voice experiences of women from particular cultural communities. Doulas' ability to establish trust and open communication with clients is essential to their function as patient advocates. The goal of this interactive workshop is to empower doulas and other birth workers to identify and build on their existing ability to work through unfamiliar and uncomfortable situations that may arise when they are called upon to support/work with someone. Various cultural approaches towards birth, bridging differences, and ways to support will be explored and placed in the context of a social justice framework.
This workshop is free for active CVD Doulas and we ask for a donation of your choosing for all other birth workers. If you are not able to make a donation but would like to attend please contact [email protected]
- December 14, 2019 at 1:00pm – 5pm
Swedish Covenant Hospital, Anderson Pavilion
5145 N California Ave
Chicago, IL 60625
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- $10.00 USD