Companioning Clients After Pregnancy Loss

Pregnancy related trauma and/or infant loss disproportionately impacts the lives of non-white people in the US. In particular, Black, Indigenous and Latinx birth givers are the most vulnerable to the effects of systemic racism, implicit bias, and the entrenched legacy of white supremacy. The experiences of trauma and loss for birthing people of color are vast, yet these stories remain in the margins in our society.
In this 2-hour training with Naima Beckles and Amy Wright Glenn, you will explore how the stress of racism compounds the experience of grief. And you will gain skills in companioning clients after pregnancy loss – one of the ways that we hold space by seeing, hearing, and reflecting back the unique experiences of the grieving person.
This course is anchored in selected stories from What God Is Honored Here? Writings on Miscarriage and Infant Loss by and for Native Women and Women of Color by Shannon Gibney and Kao Kalia Yang, co-editors
Certificates of completion are available through The Institute for the Study of Birth Breath and Death.

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