Introduction to Unplanned Pregnancy Counselling & Applied Practice
This training is open to all health and allied health care practitioners who may provide counselling to people with unplanned pregnancy. Training is offered in two zoom video conferences:
Session 1: Wednesday 17 Feb 2021 2pm-4pm Brisbane time
Introduction to Unplanned Pregnancy: evidence-based information on non-directive all options counselling - parenting, alternative care arrangements and adoption and abortion. Learning outcomes:
- Scene setting: Socio-legal context of unplanned pregnancy in Australia
- 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
- Parenting, Adoption and Alternative care arrangements
- Abortion: medical and surgical
- State based abortion provision
- Counselling Communication, Post-abortion counselling referral indicators
- Discussion, reflection and self-care
Session 2: Wednesday 24 Feb 2021 2pm-4pm Brisbane time
Applied Practice: Practical session with Children by Choice Senior Counsellors utilising key Unplanned pregnancy counselling communication techniques in role play and case study discussion
Sponsored places are available for Qld regional rural and remote health care professionals. Priority given to regional/rural/remote professionals who identify as Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander or work with Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people and communities or organisations. Contact edchildrenbychoice.org.au for more info about sponsorship.
This event is offered in accordance with Children by Choice's pro-choice framework. Children by Choice reserve the right to refuse registrations and remove individuals from the event.
Steph Chen is the Training and Education Officer and a Senior Counsellor at Children by Choice, Australia’s only independent all options unplanned pregnancy counselling and community education statewide service.
She started social work practice in the Salvation Army Crisis Services in 2000; and has supported more than 200 patients in chronic health across the lifespan as the Cystic Fibrosis Social Work clinician at Monash Health. She advocates for sexual and reproductive health literacy and reproductive autonomy – previously a Counsellor/Advocate at Pregnancy Advisory Service, The Royal Women’s Hospital in Victoria and now at Children by Choice in Queensland. She worked in both services preceding, during and after abortion decriminalization.
Dr Bec Jenkinson is the Education and Community Engagement Coordinator at Children by Choice. In this role she delivers professional development across the state and delivers Children by Choice’s Relationships and Sexuality Education program to young people. Bec has a wealth of experience in advocacy, education and activism related to women’s health, particularly in maternity care. Her interests are keenly focused on women’s autonomy, informed decision making and reproductive justice. She is also committed to participatory approaches, and especially to consumer engagement in all levels of health services planning, delivery, governance and evaluation.