Beyond Compassion:Caring for Women with a History of Trauma
The impact of violence against women, particularly women living with HIV, is magnified through the lens of women’s reproductive health. Addressing trauma is necessary to support women living with and affected by HIV. What does it look like to champion resilience and believe in healing? We invite you to join us in becoming a trauma-responsive and resiliency oriented community. There is always a source of light.
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Jay MacGillivray and Mark Yudin’s talk, “Trauma-Aware Reproductive Care for Women Living with HIV & Those at Risk” explored how prenatal care is impacted by trauma; including insecure or unsafe housing, immigration status, gender-based violence, problematic substance use, severe mental illness and exploited sex work.read more
Watch this Google+ Hangout on Air as we talk about the way forward towards healing and supporting resiliency in the women we care for.read more
Film description: “Driven by the desire for custody of their children, five mothers struggle to overcome substance use disorders in a gender-responsive treatment program. Their intimate story reveals experiences with domestic violence, [sex work], incarceration and complex intergenerational relations. On Life’s Terms: Mothers in Recovery interweaves the women’s three-year journey to self-sufficiency and newfound pride with drug laws that impact mother and child, and will inspire hope for recovery.”read more
Inspired by a symposium we hosted earlier this year called “Beyond Compassion: Caring for Women with a History of Trauma,” and driven to spread lessons learned through love and art, we created this manifesto for you.read more
Twelve locally and nationally esteemed speakers shared their expertise in their respective fields, presenting on topics including: trauma-informed care for women; disclosure, criminalization and stigma for women living with HIV; reducing anxiety and pain during gynecological exams; and healing rituals and practices for service providers.read more