This training is a collaborative offering between the Center for Indigenous Midwifery and Open Arms Perinatal Services, with funding support from AmeriGroup.
Registration is open to interested BIPOC (Black, Indigenous, People of Color) individuals, with no cost to participate. All sessions will be led by BIPOC Birthkeepers.
Center for Indigenous Midwifery is an Indigenous-centered organization with a commitment to growing more culturally matched Birthkeepers. CFIM’s vision is “Healing generations with Indigenous midwifery wisdom and culturally-centered family support”.
Open Arms is a Non-Profit that provides community-based support during pregnancy, birth, and early parenting to nurture strong foundations to last a lifetime. Through doula care, childbirth education, lactation counseling, and new parent support, they help birthing families achieve important milestones, strengthen parent-baby bonding, and boost long-term parenting skills.
This is a hybrid training that will consist of 4 online sessions AND an in-person weekend to practice hands-on skills practice. Attendance at BOTH in-person and virtual sessions is required to participate. Register here.
The in-person event will be held in King County, WA (address and other details will be provided upon acceptance). Once again, this opportunity is ONLY OPEN TO WASHINGTON STATE RESIDENTS. There is no cost for participants to attend. Unfortunately, no scholarships for lodging or travel are available.
This training will be held:
Monday, May 15, 6-8:30 pm
Monday, May 22, 6-8:30 pm
Monday, June 5, 6-8:30 pm
Monday, June 12, 6-8:30 pm
IN-PERSON SKILLS PRACTICE EVENT:
Saturday, June 10, 10 am – 4 pm
Sunday, June 11, 10 am – 4 pm
Please complete registration asap. Applicants will be accepted on a rolling basis until all spaces are filled.