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Jodi Hall, PhD

  • Speaker Type: GOLD Lactation 2016, GOLD Perinatal 2017, Trauma Informed Care Lecture Pack 2018
  • Country: CAN

An advocate for women, Jodi Hall has dedicated herself to understanding the impact of traumatic events on the childbearing years, and toward creating solutions designed to change lives. Jodi shares her knowledge on topics related to trauma in the lives of mothers through workshops and training sessions for healthcare professionals, counsellors and social service workers throughout the world.
Jodi has worked as a doula since 1995, and a woman’s abuse counsellor where Jodi gained experience working directly with women experiencing abuse.  It is through years of sharing spaces with women experiencing abuse, that Jodi’s much sought after way of ‘being with’ women was nurtured.

Jodi Hall holds a PhD in Health and Rehabilitation Sciences from the University of Western Ontario.  Jodi has been instrumental in various research studies on marginalized women’s access to services that promote health. She resides with her family in London, Ontario, where she co-runs a private counseling practice with Amanda Saunders, MSW, RSW and Holly Gibson, MSW, RSW, who are also skilled birth workers, called Sharing Spaces.

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Beyond “Screening”: Nurturing Safer Spaces to Elicit and Respond to Disclosures of Abuse
Health care professionals supporting women during the transition to mothering play an essential role in creating safer spaces to inquire about potential abuse. However, many health professionals are reluctant to routinely and universally inquire about abuse in pregnancy and the postpartum period, even though there is widespread recognition that abuse has devastating physical and emotional effects on the lives of women and their children with particular vulnerabilities during the transition to mothering. Research and experiential evidence suggests that pregnant women with histories of abuse want caregivers who are sensitive and responsive to their needs, know how to respond to disclosures of abuse, and are knowledgeable about services that could offer support. This workshop will provide a starting place to explore the nuances of creating safer spaces for women survivors of abuse, and some strategies to respond to disclosures.
Presentations: 26  |  Hours / CE Credits: 24.5  |  Viewing Time: 8 Weeks
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“If they just knew better, they’d do better”: Care provider myths, transliteracy, and the need for a trauma informed approach in reproductive care
The impact of interpersonal trauma on the transition to parenting should not be considered an “optional,” “special,” or “continuing education” topic—although it is generally treated as such. Not only are the impacts of abuse on the lives of pregnant and parenting people missing from our practice base, but so too is a deep and genuine understanding of how survivors of abuse negotiate the transition to parenting against the odds. Collectively we lack an understanding of the wide range of “normal” responses to the fantastically unimaginable situations of pain, betrayal and terror our clients have endured. As such, our clients are often treated as though they would make different choices, “better” choices, if they had access to the best available research evidence. This presentation will address this “information paradigm” in the context of myths care providers bring to their practice, examine the theory of transliteracy as it relates to obtaining, appraising and applying health information, and highlighting how a trauma informed approach in reproductive care shifts the way information is understood and circulated in client/care provider relationships.
Presentations: 22  |  Hours / CE Credits: 22.5  |  Viewing Time: 8 Weeks
Hours / CE Credits: 1 (details)  |  Categories: Trauma-Informed Care
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Unpacking the concept of “Holding Space”: Beyond rhetoric toward action in supporting survivors of trauma in the childbearing years
The concept of “Holding Spaces” is often used to frame the way individuals enter into and bear witness to the stories, often of suffering, of others. How does this concept get enacted in a practical sense, what does it look like, sound like, feel like to hold space? How does the concept of holding space relate to trauma informed care? In this presentation, participants will be introduced to the principles of trauma informed care in a clinical context. A review of various approaches to holding spaces will be presented, including the emergence of the concept, range of applications, and common elements that are present across environments. Lastly, through a trauma informed lens, practices that enhance safety will be highlighted in moments when we “hold space” with our clients.
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Presentations: 6  |  Hours / CE Credits: 6  |  Viewing Time: 4 Weeks
Hours / CE Credits: 1 (details)  |  Categories: Trauma-Informed Care