LGBTQ+ Core Concepts and Skills for Perinatal Professionals

Friday, September 13, 2024 8:00AM - September 13 4:30PM
Doors open at 8:00 AM

By Jenevieve Russel, Sam Fields, and Castro with Rocky Mountain Equality • [email protected]

Partial Registration Fee
Price: $250.00
Fees: $14.18, Total: $264.18

Reduced Registration
Price: $350.00
Fees: $19.33, Total: $369.33

Full Registration Fee
Price: $450.00
Fees: $24.47, Total: $474.47



Training & networking opportunity for perinatal practitioners who want to learn more about serving and supporting LGBTQ+ parents and parents-to-be!

CEUs (Continuing Education Credits): 4 NBCC (National Board for Certified Counselors), 5 ACNM (American College of Nurse-Midwives), 5 DONA International

This training is designed for all perinatal practitioners, including but not limited to:
Midwives, Doctors/OBGYN, Labor & Delivery Nurses, Fertility Clinics, Bodyworkers including Chiropractors, Acupuncture, Pelvic PT, Massage, Yoga, Mental Health Therapists, Massage Therapists, Birth and Postpartum Doulas, Lactation Consultants, Childbirth Educators, and All Supporting Roles

*We have a few scholarship spots for those who wish to participate but cannot afford the (full) registration fee. Please reach out to Castro (they) about securing a full or partial scholarship spot at [email protected]

Presenter Information:
Michal Duffy (they), MS, Director of Education & Research, Out Boulder County
Michal previously led Rocky Mountain Equality's professional LGBTQ+ education and training program for 6 years and has 19 years of experience in the queer and trans world personally and professionally. [email protected]

Jenevieve Russell (she), MA, LPC, CD, PMH-C, Joy Collective: Pregnancy, Parenting, & Wellness Center
Jenevieve has 22 years of experience as a birth doula, 18 years as a perinatal mental health therapist, 11 years as a trauma therapist, and 26 years in the queer and trans world personally and professionally. [email protected]

Sam Field (she), MA, LPC, LAC, EMDR
Sam has 10+ years experience working with and training on topics of LGBTQ+ inclusion. Sam has been a therapist working with the LGBTQ+ community for 10 years. Sam has 25+ years in the queer and trans world personally and professionally.

Learning Objectives:
>Identify the negative effects that implicit bias, stigma, and discrimination can have on the mental and physical health of those in the LGBTQ+ community that interact with the perinatal world.

>Discuss the appropriate use of pronouns and terminology that should be used in respectful communication with members of the LGBTQ+ community.

>State the specific and unique mental health and health-related risks and disparities that are experienced by the LGBTQ+ community and describe how an understanding of these risks and disparities shapes the provision of competent perinatal care.

>Identify how to create a mental health and health care environment in which members of the LGBTQ+ community can feel validated, welcome and safe to discuss health issues, as they relate to perinatal services.

Content Description:
Learning objectives will be met through a combination of lecture and experiential learning. Participants will receive handouts, resources, and networking opportunities. The training will also include a learning lunch featuring a panel of LGBTQ+ people and their perinatal experiences (not included in CE hours). Practitioner applications including intake interviews, forms, and patient visits will also be discussed.

Presented by: Rocky Mountain Equality