1 E-CERP + 1 CEU

Intersectionality and Trauma-Informed Care

Iya Mystique Faodugun, MS, CFSD, CLE, CBE
Course description
Research has shown that the LGBTQ+ community is more likely to report experiencing trauma due to discrimination because of their sexual orientation. This intersects with the lack of access to quality care for one’s wellness by centering around decreased chances of receiving affirmative and inclusive support from perinatal providers. 
This workshop provides absolutely no “cookie-cutter” way of teaching the importance of trauma-informed support and educating the importance of being inclusive and affirmative in perinatal spaces. This is to check, correct, and collect problematic practices that cause harm to a community that continues to remain marginalized. 
Meet the Instructor

Iya Mystique Faodugun, MS, CFSD, CLE, CBE

As the creator and owner of The Black Birth Healer, Iya Mystique Faodugun provides birth work and full-spectrum services for Black/IPOC, LGBTQIA+, and other marginalized communities. She facilitates consultations and instructs classes centered on inclusivity, intersectionality, perinatal, postpartum, mental health, holistic wellness, and herbal medicine. 

Iya also instructs and facilitates classes centered around evidence-based research for birthing and postpartum individuals, families, and professionals. She also brings a background in lactation support and ten years of experience in mental health and wellness.

Currently, Iya is a Ph.D. student in Counselor Education and Supervision with a research focus on inclusiveness and advocacy for Black LGBTQIA+ individuals regarding perinatal mental health. 
Patrick Jones - Course author

Learners say 

It was a pleasure to hear Iya speak about the challenges that trauma can bring and how to help our clients who have had trauma or at risk for.

Julie Tower RN, BSN, IBCLC

So informative! And presented in such a great way

Adrienne Koznek, IBCLC

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Knowledge Gap
Intersectionality, trauma-informed care in lactation, inclusivity with LGBTQIA+


Participants will learn what is trauma-informed care and how it relates to perinatal practices.


Participants will learn what is intersectionality and the role it plays when servicing marginalized individuals. 


Participants will learn ways to incorporate trauma-informed support and care that are to be presented daily in perinatal practices while serving marginalized communities such as BIPOC, LGBTQ+, and other individuals in need of safe and uplifting spaces. 
IBLCE Content Outline
V. 7 Maternal/perinatal mental health
V. 12 Cultural Competency
VII. B. 1 Active Listening
VII. B. 8 Emotional support

Course Lessons

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