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Introduction to Unplanned Pregnancy Counselling & Responding to First Disclosure of Sexual Violence Townsville

Speciality Classification
Nurses
Start Date
18-May-2021
Location
Townsville, QLD
End Date
18-May-2021
Delivery
Face to face
Duration
1 day

May is Domestic & Family Violence prevention month. 

The Women's Centre, a women's only space, and Children by Choice have teamed up to facilitate an immersive, full day training workshop for health and allied health care practitioners who provide counselling or support to people who may have unplanned pregnancy or experience violence. Join us to reflect on the work you do. Refreshments & light lunch provided.

Date: Tuesday 18 May 2021

Venue: Townsville, details emailed on registration

Morning session 0845 arrival for 0900 - 1230  

Children by Choice will facilitate an evidence-based workshop on non-directive all options counselling - parenting, alternative care arrangements and 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: abortion, adoption and parenting.
  • 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.

Lunch 1230 - 1300

Afternoon Session 1300 - 1630

The Women's Centre will facilitate  the workshop supporting practitioners to identify and respond to the disclosure of sexual violence.  The afternoon workshop will feature applied practice with counsellors from Children by Choice and The Women's Centre including case studies & and role play demonstrations and practice.

Learning outcomes:

  • Identifying and responding to the disclosure of sexual violence. 
  • Fostering holistic community support for survivors of sexual violence.
  • Considering the context and effects of supporting survivors of sexual violence for workers.
  • Discussion, reflection and self-care.
Inclusions
Certificate of completion
Interactive activities
Entry Requirements / Prerequisites

This event is offered in accordance with Children by Choice's pro-choice framework and a safe training space for women offered by The Women's Centre. Children by Choice reserve the right to refuse registrations and remove individuals from the event and to hold sessions virtually if needed due to current Queensland Health advice. 

Type
Delivery
Title
Introduction to Unplanned Pregnancy Counselling & Responding to First Disclosure of Sexual Violence Townsville
Speciality Classification
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
Provider Type
Non Profit Organisation
Duration
1 day
Start Date
18-May-2021
End Date
18-May-2021
Price
50.00
Price Details
Discounts available for students. Sponsored places are also available for Qld regional rural and remote health care professionals.
Location
Townsville, QLD
Venue
Venue details to be emailed to registered participants
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