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Approval number: C2002009
Length: 1 hour, 35 mins
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The Impact of Violence against Women in the Perinatal Period
Kathleen Kendall-Tackett, PhD, IBCLC, FAPA
Events from childhood can influence a woman’s current mothering experience and her health and well-being. Fortunately, these experiences do not have to be the blueprint for the rest of her life. This session provides an overview of recent research on the effects of Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs) and Intimate Partner Violence. Also covered are the impact of violence on breastfeeding and how it can affect a woman’s body, mind and spirit. You will learn how providers can help and how to stay within your scope of practice as a breastfeeding supporter.
I. Describe the different types of adverse childhood experiences (ACEs) and partner violence.
II. Identify the long-term effects of violence in general, and describe how past/current abuse may present in a perinatal woman.
III. The impact of violence on breastfeeding. Identify vulnerable times and what might help an individual mother to breastfeed.
I. Overview of Violence against Women
A. Definitions of childhood adversity (sexual, physical, and emotional abuse; physical and emotional neglect; parental partner violence, substance abuse, criminal activity, and mental illness)
B. Definitions of partner violence and adversity
C. Overall effects on health and well-being
II. Overview of long-term effects of violence on five domains of functioning and how they could possibly affect a perinatal woman.
III. The impact of ACEs and partner violence on breastfeeding women
A. The impact of sexual assault/abuse
B. The impact of partner violence
IV. Practical Suggestions
A. Times that might be difficult
B. Reactions that might be observed
C. Should you ask?
D. What you can do
1. boundaries and self-care
E. What clients can do
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