Family Violence / Learning
Addressing Family Violence in Perinatal Care
The McMaster University Midwifery Education Program developed a two-day workshop on Addressing Family Violence in Perinatal Care. Facilitated by practicing midwives and faculty, the workshop is designed for undergraduate midwifery students and those studying other health professions. Recognizing the root causes of family violence in power dynamics, oppression, and structural violence, the workshop aims to guide and educate students to address the needs of people impacted by family violence.
- Health inequities
- Trauma informed care
- Responding to trauma
- Child protection services
- Self-care for healthcare providers
- Professional advocacy
Professional Development Trainings
CAM and NACM have developed a series of four professional development training workshops to recognize and respond safely to family violence. The training series, both on-line and in-person, aims to guide and educate midwives to address the needs of people impacted by family violence. Through a social justice lens, the trainings recognize the root causes of violence in power dynamics, oppression and structural violence.
- Trauma-informed care and health equity
- Recognizing and responding to IPV
- Advocacy and safety in practice
- Recognizing child maltreatment, racism among health care providers