Intimate Partner Violence and Lactation
Warning signs and how you can help
One in four women experience intimate partner violence (IPV) in their lifetime, and pregnancy and lactation are times of even greater risk. As a lactation care provider, you will encounter clients who have dealt with or are dealing with IPV. Are you equipped to recognize the red flags, and do you know how to respond?
This course provides an unprecedented opportunity to learn about this crucial topic from someone who not only has training and expertise in the subject, but who has also lived the experience. Instructor Tara Joy Larrick, BA, is a certified domestic violence counselor and past Executive Director of Awakened Justice, an organization that works to break the cycle of IPV. She is also a survivor of IPV during lactation.
In this in-depth course, expect to learn the following:
- What IPV is, along with the warning signs and red flags
- The five main types of IPV
- The many myths surrounding IPV
- Details on IPV risk in pregnancy
- Details on how IPV affects lactation
- Warning signs and red flags
- The short- and long-term effects of IPV on fetuses in utero infants, and children
- How and why Covid-19 has increased the risk
- Screening tools and how to use them
- to do if you suspect IPV
- Information on mandatory reporting
- And much, much more.
Larrick presents up-to-date evidence-based best practices alongside recorded interviews with multiple survivors of IPV during pregnancy and lactation. You’ll leave this course with a deep understanding and compassion from hearing directly from those who have lived the experience, along with solid tools, knowledge, and resources you can use in your practice today.
TRIGGER WARNING: This course and the recorded interviews embedded within it contain difficult discussions and descriptions of specific incidents of intimate partner violence.
This Course Awards:
- 1.5 L-CERPs
- 1.5 Nursing Contact Hours
- 1.5 CMEs Credit