Effective Pre-natal Education

 

Today’s expectant parents demand high quality, stimulating programs that meet their individual educational needs in an increasingly high tech world. Providers of parent education programs have an obligation to provide quality courses led by competent and enthusiastic facilitators who will meet parent’s expectations while enhancing the facility’s pubic relations and community standing.

Enabling educators to gain the basic skills for the planning and development of effective, stimulating and enjoyable birth and parenting programs in a variety of settings and for different client groups is therefore vitally important. Childbirth educators spend more time with expectant parents than other members of the maternity care team. They are a vital link in ensuring informed consent is understood by clients and in managing risk by the institution/hospital. Their input is important for promoting health and developing appropriate maternity care services.

Childbirth and parenting educators must be properly trained, adequately equipped and well supported by their employers. This workshop is a recognised program, offering high quality training from experienced professionals.

Aims:

This program is designed to:

  • Explore the basics of appropriate adult education for expectant parents
  • Enable the educator to develop professional, evidence based practises
  • Experience a variety of interactive activities to get a "feel" for how to facilitate them in their programs
  • Discuss the "how-to" of managing groups
  • Examine various teaching aids
  • Develop skills in program planning and evaluation.

Learning outcomes

By the end of this program, participants will be able to:

  • Facilitate a variety of teaching activities that incorporate adult learning principles.
  • Describe basic group management techniques that enhance learning for participants.
  • Prepare an outline for a pregnancy program for a specific client group
  • Evaluate childbirth education teaching aids

Note: This program is suitable for midwives, childbirth educators, doulas and others who have a sound knowledge of pregnancy, labour and birth, early parenting and maternity care.

Continuing Professional Development Points

Awarded 30 CPD points by the Australian College of Midwives.

Program:

FULL PROGRAM PDF

Facilitator:

ANDREA ROBERTSON


Cost:
$750 - Includes lunch, refreshments, workshop folders and notes.
Student discounts
available

 Registration: 

Workshop numbers are limited to 20 per group. Payment may be made in two instalments, deposit on registration required. A pre-reading pack will be sent and registrations close one month prior.

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