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Trauma in the Perinatal Period (Pierce County Providers Only)

May 17 @ 9:00 am - 5:00 pm


This one day training will provide an overview of trauma in the perinatal period and is appropriate for a range of providers, including OBs, pediatricians, midwives, RNs, social workers, mental health therapists, doulas, public health employees, home visitors, IBCLCs, and mor

This free training is offered by Perinatal Support WA through a grant from Strengthening Families Washington at the Department of Children, Youth, and Families (DCYF). Thank you to our community partner: Step by Step.

This training is for those who live or serve clients in Pierce County only.

Location: Zoom

Trainer: Leslie Butterfield, PhD

Date: Monday, May 17th – 9am-5pm PST

Topics include:

  • Intergenerational trauma and impact on birthing period.
  • Impact of Birth trauma on birthing people, their partner, and medical staff.
  • Impact on lactation and bonding
  • COVID-19 and trauma
  • Community Discussion led by Pierce County Perinatal Mental Health Task Force


Continuing Education Credit:

  • 6.5 CEUs pending for LICSW, LMHC, LMFT
  • 6.5 Contact Hours approved for RNs
  • Provider approved by the California Board of Registered Nursing, Provider Number 17084 for 6.5 contact hours



Questions regarding the training, please email: training@perinatalsupport.org


About the Speaker:

Leslie Butterfield, PhD is a clinical psychologist who specializes in pregnancy and postpartum issues. At her Seattle, WA private practice she works with moms and couples struggling with pregnancy and neonatal loss, the transition to parenthood, pregnancy and postpartum mood disorders, and birth related trauma.  Additionally, she has designed and taught the counseling skills curriculum for Seattle Midwifery School and Bastyr Naturopathic Universitys Department of Midwifery for the past 15 years.

In her capacity as an educator, Leslie has provided trainings and consultations to: University of Washington; Singapore KKH Hospital for Women; AWHONN(Association of Womens Health, Obstetric and Neonatal Nurses); Marce Society; PALS (Pacific Association of Labor Support); API (Attachment Parenting International), NAPS (Northwest Association for Postpartum Support), Catholic Charities, Planned Parenthood, and others.  Recently she has served on the board of PATTCh (Prevention and Treatment of Traumatic Childbirth) as Vice President, and Perinatal Support Washington as the former chair and current board member.


May 17
9:00 am - 5:00 pm
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