Building Bridges: Moving From The Past Into Our Future
Holistically, we know that to provide care we must look at the whole person. This includes their past, their culture, the systems around them. It is more and more important that care providers for birthing people, especially those of People of Color understand trans-generational traumas and how the childbearing year is affected. Most importantly, we must understand our own role as part of the system involved in these traumas and how to make positive and effective changes to offer care that moves understands, does not add to, and hopefully helps heal past traumas.
We are proud that our final conference will be focusing on trans-generational traumas of African American women during the childbearing year and how we, as birth professionals, can work together, cross racially and cross culturally to make lasting and positive changes.
This regional conference WILL SELL OUT!
Our presentations and speakers this year include:
Trans-generational Trauma and Resiliency, Transcending a Legacy of Disparities in the US Maternal Healthcare System
Dr. Sayida Peprah is both a licensed clinical psychologist and trained birth doula. She specializes in multicultural psychology, trauma, suicide prevention and maternal mental health. Dr. Sayida has a multi-faced career as a supervisory-level Clincal Psychologist, Professor of Psychology for the University of Phoenix and a presenter and consultant on topics of cultural diversity/humility, mental and maternal mental health.
Dr. Sayida’s work in maternal health includes instructing and consulting for The Association for Wholistic Maternal and Newborn Health, teaching cultural awareness, cross-cultural communication and perinatal mood disorder content for the organization’s trainings. Dr. Sayida is also an active member of the Black Women Birthing Justice Collective, promoting research, education and community-based services to positively transform birthing experiences of women of color. Dr. Sayida also recently served on the California Maternal Quality Care Collaborative, Maternal Suicide Review Committee, working with other health care providers and researchers to identify key factors in preventing maternal suicide.
Additional Speaker announced soon!
April 12, 2019