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Full Day Training: Introduction to working in Reproductive Rights

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Event description

Event description

This workshop aims to build your skills and confidence in discussing pregnancy options, identifying reproductive coercion and abuse, and supporting clients through and post their abortion. This workshop examines a brief history of reproductive justice throughout the Australian sexual health sector—including what abortion provision and reproductive coercion and abuse looks like, as well as clients’ rights—and how to apply current best practice to the needs of clients and individuals.

This event will explore intersectionality, contraception, violence, inclusive language, and how communication skills and compassionate abortion care is key to providing access in Australia. This in-person training conceptualises skills and educates participants to seek out the best mode of practice for clients and their needs.

On completion of this workshop, you will:

  • Have an understanding of key theoretical frameworks that underpin the reproductive rights movement, as well as concepts of RCA and clients’ rights to pregnancy options counselling.
  • Understand how inclusive, non-judgmental language can acknowledge disclosure and affirm trauma-informed abortion care.
  • Have knowledge of the history of abortion care and RCA.
  • Acknowledge how a client’s context and can exacerbate barriers to access, particularly First Nations people and people with disabilities in Australia.
  • Feel confident to practice compassionate abortion care with clients directly.

Note: While an intersectional lens has been embedded across this training, there is also a section of our online module which further explains intersectionality and its relationship to reproductive rights. It is assumed that everyone attending CbyC training has completed the short online information module before commencing the training.

Workshop aims

To build the capacity of all professionals working directly or indirectly in the health provision and/or domestic and family violence space to respond to clients with compassionate and trauma-informed abortion care.

Workshop structure

This workshop is run online for eight hours and is divided into three sections: an introduction to pregnancy options, an introduction to RCA and understanding practice skills and post-abortion counselling. There will be plenty of breaks and time for discussions and activities throughout the training.

Time and assessment

This workshop will take approximately 8 hours and it is estimated that the online module will take under 60mins to complete.

On completion of this workshop, a Certificate of Completion will be issued.

Target audience

This workshop is for anyone new to reproductive and sexual health, in particular pregnancy options and abortion provision, and anyone who has or is working in the human services, and community services sector.

Each delivery is capped at 20 participants. Minimum numbers apply in order for the scheduled training to proceed. We also have several scholarship positions for the training. To apply for a scholarship please complete the EOI form on this link and attach a letter of support from your employer or supervisor.

Other enquiries:

Complete the form here to apply for one of our training scholarships


Children by Choice acknowledges Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples as the Traditional Custodians of Country throughout Australia and the continuing connection to lands, waters and communities.

In particular, we acknowledge the country north and south of the Brisbane River, as the home of both the Turrbul and Jagera nations. We pay our respect to them, their culture, and to their Elders both past and present.

Children by Choice reserves the right to alter this program or facilitator/s without further notice, however, the program is intended to run as agreed. Children by Choice reserves the right to cancel this training workshop, and if this occurs, registrants will be notified and any advance payments refunded in full. This event is offered in accordance with Children by Choice's pro-choice framework. Children by Choice reserve the right to refuse registrations and remove individuals from the event and to hold sessions virtually if needed due to current Queensland Health advice.

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Refunds are available up to 14 days prior to the event