Birth Doulas and Shelter Advocates (2 CE)
Course Level: Intermediate
Course By: Jennifer Kolb, LCSW
Content By: The content in this course was developed by the National Resource Center on Domestic Violence. It was authored by Fern Gilkerson, MA and Kenya Fairley, MSEd.
Bio: Jennifer Kolb, LCSW; Social Work Consultant, reviewed and determined the course meets requirements for continuing education in the field of social work. This course is appropriate for masters and clinical level social workers. Jennifer graduated with a Master’s degree in Social Work with a specialization in Marriage and Family Therapy from the University of Louisville, Kentucky. She specializes in school-based psychotherapy with children and adolescents, as well as licensing exam coaching and preparation.
Course Delivery: Online, Self-Paced
The goal of this course is to provide information for both victim advocates working in a shelter and birth doulas on the impact of trauma in pregnancy and childbirth. It also summarizes how a partnership between these two services can assist pregnant survivors of domestic violence.
- Identify what specific services a doula provides
- List program-oriented goals for survivors that a shelter and doula partnership should focus on
- Be knowledgeable of the fees associated with using doula services
Course materials can be downloaded or read online. To receive a certificate of completion, you must complete a multiple-choice post-test with a score of 75% or better and complete a course evaluation.