August 21st - Not in My Parenting Class - Talking to Clients about Infant Hygiene and Other Missed Topics:
While most parenting classes will cover the basics of feeding, sleeping and playing, all –too- often there are essential topics that are missed. During this lesson, participants will learn about the “missed” topics and will have the opportunity to learn strategies for addressing these topics with clients. By the end of the lesson participants will be able to:
- Describe some of the basic steps to proper infant hygiene and other related topics
- Identify strategies for talking to clients about various baby-related topics.
September 11th - Back to School, Back to Basics: Women's Health and Pregnancy 101 for the Social Service Worker
Reproductive health is an important component to the overall health of women. In this lesson, participants will learn about the basics of female reproductive anatomy & physiology as well as pregnancy development. This lesson will also focus on best practices for talking to clients about reproductive health needs. By the end of this lesson participants will be able to:
- Define terms related to the development of pregnancy including but not limited to:
- Ovulation, fertilization, conception etc.
- Define terms related to the termination of pregnancy including but not limited to:
- Miscarriage, stillbirth, abortion etc.
- Explain how pregnancies develop
- Explain the importance of preconception, prenatal and inter-conception care.
- Explain basic fundamentals of Mom & Baby care.
Infant loss is one of the hardest realities many families must face. As case managers, community health workers and similar professionals, it is importance that we know how to navigate conversation with clients regarding pregnancy and infant loss. During this training, participants will learn some of the basics about bereavement and strategies to be an effective and empathetic professional. By the end of this lesson participants will be able to:
- Define and identify unique characteristics of pregnancy and infant loss
- Identify best practices for working with clients who have experience loss
- Demonstrate an ability to effectively and empathetically talk to clients about pregnancy and infant loss.
For many women domestic violence is an unfortunate reality. As community health workers, case managers or similar professionals, it is important that you understand the potential impact of domestic violence on clients. During this lesson, participants will learn about Domestic Violence and how to be an effective advocate. By the end of the lesson participants will be able to:
- Define domestic violence and the different types of intimate partner violence.
- Identify and summarize the Power and Control Wheel
- Identify and summarize the Cycle of Violence
- Identify some of the common warning signs of DV
- Identify reasons why women stay with their partners
- Identify the roles of a DV advocate
- Identify available resources related to DV.
It is common knowledge that smoking is terrible for your health. As case managers, community health workers and similar professionals we are often encouraging clients to quit smoking. Yet, many of our clients continue to smoke. During this lesson, participants will learn strategies for encouraging smoking cessation programs. By the end of the lesson participants will be able to:
- Identify strategies for encouraging the reduction or elimination of smoking
- Demonstrate an ability to implement strategies into their daily work with clients.
 HRSA citation http://mchb.hrsa.gov/lifecourse/rethinkingmchlifecourse.pdf