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Monday 5 August 2024 - Supporting breastfeeding women to heal birth trauma

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Presenter: Katie Carter, Perinatal Social Worker


Birth trauma impacts women and their families immediately after birth and then into the years to come. Early, targeted and  compassionate support is integral to healing these experiences. This session will focus on: - developing the therapeutic approach for trauma integration to occur;

- understanding the vital ingredient of listening, validating and reflecting experiences back for breastfeeding women;

- developing increased confidence to work with dads, birth supporters and other family members;

- an overview of the City Birth Trauma Scale to understand some of the key signs to listen in for

Katie Carter is a lecturer in the School of Social Work and Social Policy at The University of Western Australia and has a private social  work practice where she focuses on working with families in the perinatal period. Most recently her research, practice and teaching has  focused on the intersection of wellbeing, mental health, trauma integration, spirituality and human rights. Katie is an Accredited Mental  Health Social Worker and specialise working with families in the peri and post-natal time. Katie has over 20 years of social work practice.

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