Trauma and Birth: Multidisciplinary Approaches to Prevention and Healing

Apr 12 2018

Trauma and Birth: Multidisciplinary Approaches to Prevention and Healing

March 28, 2019 @ 8:30 am – March 30, 2019 @ 5:00 pm
Seattle Marriott Waterfront
2100 Alaskan Way
Seattle, WA 98121
Mia Edidin

We cordially invite you to this inaugural biennial Trauma and Birth Conference hosted by Perinatal Support Washington and PATTCh (Prevention and Treatment of Traumatic Childbirth ). This professional event will bring together over 300 providers from diverse disciplines in the field of perinatal health. The focus of this event is to examine the implications of trauma prior to childbirth, during childbirth, and the subsequent postpartum mental health of new parents including postpartum depression, anxiety, and PTSD. We will focus on systems of care and personal risk factors that increase traumatic birth outcomes, as well as on  prevention and  treatment approaches to mitigate the impact of trauma for parents and prevent transmission of trauma to infants and young children.

Keynote Speakers:
Timoria McQueen Saba
Christine Morton, PhD
Matt Norvel                                                                                                                                                                 Sayida Peprah, PsyD

Pre Conference information:
Psychological First Aid with Gil Reyes, PhD
Thursday March 28th, 8:30am-5:00 pm

Psychological First Aid (PFA) is an evidence-informed modular approach to help in the immediate aftermath of a traumatic incident. Individuals affected by a traumatic incident, whether survivors, witnesses, or responders to such events, may struggle with or face new challenges following the event. PFA is designed to reduce the initial distress caused by traumatic events and to foster short- and long-term adaptive functioning and coping. This training will be useful for anyone who works with trauma and will be contextualized to working with childbearing families.

Please go to the conference web page for more information on the conference and to register.