Trauma Informed Care in the Perinatal Period

Supporting Mothers and Midwives with Traumatic Birth Experiences

Birth is an unpredictable thing, and we have to be prepared for every situation. A traumatic birth can scar a parent for life. It leads to increased rates of postpartum depression and can lessen a lifetime bond with the baby. As midwives,one of the best things we can do for our clients is be trauma-informed and know how to care for them when things don’t go as planned.

In this crucial course, we’ll talk all about why birth trauma happens and what we can do about it. We’ll break down the neurobiology of trauma and discuss how we can help our clients heal. You’ll learn about the different needs that could arise from traumatic birth experiences. We’ll also take the time to discuss how to care for providers after we ourselves have witnessed these moments.

Remember, even the most low-risk, textbook births can have a traumatic outcome, and we need to know how we can best help our clients recover. This is one of the most important topics you can learn for your practice. The course features nearly three hours of beneficial information taught by Dr. Jill Chasse, a professional who has spent over 20 years studying psychology. Our goal is to ensure you feel confident in assisting your clients and yourself when things go wrong.

At Empowering Midwifery Education, we’re here to ensure you’re constantly learning and growing! Once you buy this course, you’ll have lifetime access and can revisit as needed. You’ll have access to any future course updates free of charge. The class is virtual and gives you the ability to learn at your own pace so you can fit it around your busy schedule. You’ll also be able to ask questions throughout and get answers from our expert instructors. We can’t wait to help you unlock your potential by equipping you with knowledge!

Your Instructor

Dr. Jill Diana Chasse
Dr. Jill Diana Chasse

Dr. Jill Chasse is an experienced and accomplished Doctor of Public Health and Indigenous Medicine, Perinatal Epidemiologist and Certified Clinical Trauma Specialist with over 20 years of experience as a birth worker in both health and psychology. In addition, she has over a decade of midwifery schooling and apprenticeships including homebirth, birth center, and hospital experience.

Her clinical strengths are in the areas of applied clinical epidemiology including clinical trauma, neuropsychology and psychopathology. Her preventive medicine concentration from her public health post graduate focus is in tropical medicine and global maternal/ infant health. She has worked in various federal health agencies including NIH and the CDC and is a certified EMT and Certified Lactation Counselor (CLC) through CBI.

In 2020, Dr. Chasse passed her Board Certification in Naturopathic Medicine (ND) and was honored with a Doctor of Humanitarian Services award (DHS) . She is dedicated to volunteer and humanitarian work and has worked as a Duty Officer for the Red Cross Disaster Action Response, a Volunteer State Coordinator for Postpartum Support International (PSI), and a Medical Reserve Corps field epidemiologist.

Dr. Chasse lives in Northern NJ with her husband and amazing teenagers. She works as Adjunct Professor and Instructor at several universities, schools and programs and sees clients at Flor da Vida Women's Wellness Center. She enjoys teaching both the science and art of maternal/perinatal health, global health, and integrative medicine.

-Dr. Jill Diana Chasse, DrPH, PhD, MPA, MSpsy, IMD, CLC, CCTS-P

Frequently Asked Questions

When does the course start and finish?
The course starts now and never ends! It is a completely self-paced online course - you decide when you start and when you finish.
How long do I have access to the course?
How does lifetime access sound? After enrolling, you have unlimited access to this course for as long as you like - across any and all devices you own.
What if I am unhappy with the course?
We would never want you to be unhappy! If you are unsatisfied with your purchase, contact us in the first 30 days and we will give you a full refund.

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