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Introduction to Reproductive coercion, contraceptive options & Applied Practice

Speciality Classification
Social Workers
4 hours

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: Wed 10 March 2021, 2-4pm Brisbane time 

Introduction to Reproductive Coercion and contraception options for women experiencing violence and/or coercion. Learning outcomes:

  • Scene setting: Socio-legal context of unplanned pregnancy in Australia
  • 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 
  • Screening and responding to unplanned pregnancy risk 
  • Supporting women’s pregnancy decision making in the context of domestic violence 
  • Assisting women to access contraception less vulnerable to detection and sabotage 
  • Patterns of violence during pregnancy and the practice implications 
  • Discussion, reflection and self-care

Session 2: Wed 17 March 2021, 2-4pm Brisbane time 

Applied Practice: Practical session with Children by Choice Senior Counsellors utilising strategies for supporting decision making in the context of violence and coercion and increasing reproductive autonomy for women and pregnant people

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 ed(at)childrenbychoice.org.au for more info about sponsorship.

Certificate of completion
Interactive activities
Entry Requirements / Prerequisites

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.

Instructors / Speakers
Bec Jenkinson,
Education and Community Engagement Coordinator,

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.

Steph Chen,
Education and training officer & Senior Counsellor,
BA, MSocWk

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

Introduction to Reproductive coercion, contraceptive options & Applied Practice
Interest Areas / Topics Covered
Abuse and Violence, Children and young peoples health, Community and Primary Health Care, Domestic violence, Family planning/birth control, Legal, Reproductive health, Sexual health, Women's health
Provider Type
Non Profit Organisation
4 hours
Start Date
End Date
Price Details
Participants can attend 1 or both sessions, with discounts available for AASW members and students. Sponsored places are also available for Qld regional rural and remote health care professionals.