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Introduction to counselling: unplanned pregnancy, reproductive coercion, contraceptive options & post-abortion

Speciality Classification
Social Workers
Location
New Farm QLD 4005
Delivery
Face to face
Duration
1 day

This training is open to all health and allied health care practitioners who may provide counselling or support to people with unplanned pregnancy. Attend one or more sessions or immerse yourself in a full day of training at reduced rates. Refreshments & light lunch provided for full day participants.

Tuesday 8 June 2021

Morning Session 1: Introduction to Unplanned Pregnancy best practice counselling (3hours) 0845 - 1200 Brisbane time

A specialized pregnancy options training module for health and allied healthcare practitioners who may work with pregnant people in the context of unplanned pregnancy. This short program provides evidence-based information on non-directive all options counselling - parenting, alternative care arrangements, adoption and abortion and key counselling communication techniques.

Learning outcomes:

  • Scene setting: Socio-legal context of unplanned pregnancy in Queensland
  • Exploring Values
  • Unplanned Pregnancy Counselling: Core Practice Principles 
  • Introduction to Unplanned Pregnancy Counselling: Parenting Adoption Abortion 
  • Intersection of unplanned pregnancy, intimate partner violence and reproductive coercion 
  • Abortion: medical and surgical 
  • State based abortion provision
  • Counselling Communication, Post-abortion counselling referral indicators
  • Discussion, reflection and self-care


Afternoon Session 2: Introduction to reproductive coercion & contraception options (2 hours) 1230 - 1430 Brisbane time

Workshop explores domestic violence and reproductive coercion in the context of unplanned pregnancy decision-making. It will enhance understanding, assessment and referral pathways for health and allied health care and support practitioners who may provide unplanned pregnancy and post-abortion counselling or support clients who have ongoing case management or engagement with services.

Learning outcomes:

  • Scene setting: Socio-legal context of unplanned pregnancy in Queensland
  • The intersection of domestic violence, unplanned pregnancy and abortion 
  • Reproductive coercion as a perpetrator practice 
  • Diversity, young people and reproductive coercion 
  • Strategies for increasing reproductive autonomy for women and people with uteruses
  • Screening and responding to unplanned pregnancy risk 
  • Supporting the pregnancy decision making in the context of domestic violence 
  • Assisting women and people with uteruses to access contraception less vulnerable to detection and sabotage 
  • Patterns of violence during pregnancy and the practice implications 
  • Discussion, reflection and self-care

Afternoon Session 3: Introduction to post-abortion counselling -  Resolution not recovery (2 hours). 1445 - 1700 Brisbane time

Workshop that considers short-term counseling in the post-abortion context. It will enhance understanding of factors in resolution after an abortion, assessment and referral pathways for health and allied health care and support practitioners who may provide unplanned pregnancy or post-abortion counseling or in a case management context.

Learning outcomes:

  • Scene setting: Socio-legal context of unplanned pregnancy in Queensland
  • Post-abortion counselling in the context of unplanned or unwanted pregnancy 
  • The pregnancy and abortion story  
  • Anticipatory Stress, Stress and Trauma 
  • Intersection of unplanned pregnancy, intimate partner violence and reproductive coercion – responding to disclosure  
  • A trauma informed approach to abortion care 
  • Counselling: Core Practice Principles and frameworks  
  • Responding to common themes and issues: case study and discussion 
  • Post-abortion counselling referral 
  • Discussion, reflection and self-care
Inclusions
Certificate of completion
Interactive activities
Entry Requirements / Prerequisites

Please note all Children by Choice education events are offered in accordance with our pro-choice framework; Children by Choice reserve the right to refuse registrations, remove individuals from events. While the workshops are intended to run as advertised, we reserve the right to limit group size, hold sessions virtually and/or substitute presenters to comply with public health advice current at the time of delivery.

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Type
Delivery
Title
Introduction to counselling: unplanned pregnancy, reproductive coercion, contraceptive options & post-abortion
Interest Areas / Topics Covered
Abuse and Violence, Children and young peoples health, Community and Primary Health Care, Domestic violence, Legal, Reproductive health, Sexual health, Women's health
Location
Provider Type
Non Profit Organisation
Duration
1 day
Start Date
08-Jun-2021
End Date
08-Jun-2021
Price
110.00
Price Details
Discounts available for students. Sponsored places are also available for Qld regional rural and remote health care professionals.
Location
New Farm QLD 4005
Venue
Venue details to be emailed to registered participants
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Price:
$110.00
Discounts available for students. Sponsored places are also available for Qld regional rural and remote health care professionals.
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