MotherWoman Training Institute

2016 Group Facilitator Training

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About MotherWoman Facilitator Training

  • 3-Day training
  • 21 hour training
  • CEU’s Available
  • MotherWoman Facilitator Training Manual
  • Innovative approaches to leading successful groups in your community
  • Enhances a mother’s capacity to advocate for herself and her family
  • Applicable for seasoned support group facilitators, medical and mental health professionals, doulas, midwives, childbirth educators and peer support leaders, as well as mothers and community leaders without prior group facilitation experience
  • Utilizes both didactic and experiential learning models which support the development of leadership, competence and confidence
  • Opportunities for practicum in small and large groups throughout training to ensure mastery of skills
  • Participants are invited to share their personal experience in practicum groups
  • Replicable in a variety of settings and with diverse populations

Successful MotherWoman groups currently serve pregnant and postpartum mothers, parents who have experienced pregnancy and infant loss, mothers of color, spanish-speaking mothers, teen mothers, refugee mothers, mothers recovering from substance abuse, and mothers in rural Guatemala.

Upcoming Facilitator Trainings

  • Chicopee, MA
  • Sponsored by MotherWoman
  • Dec 7-9,2016
  • For registration and information: Here
  • Seattle, WA
  • Bastyr University
  • Nov 3-5, 2016
  • For registration and information: Simkin Center

You Will Learn To:

  • Create safety for women to share their  authentic experiences of motherhood
  • Master group dynamics
  • Explore cultural messages and myths about motherhood
  • Lead a culturally competent support group that welcomes diverse mothers
  • Encourage each woman’s inherent strength and resilience
  • Motivate personal change by enhancing individual women’s self-empowerment
  • Motivate social change by linking socio-political factors to maternal experience

Benefits Include:

  • Proficiency in using a replicable support group model
  • Enhanced group leadership skills
  • Effective advocacy for mothers issues along the lifespan
  • Professional development and CEUs

We can customize a program to meet your organization or community’s needs. Contact MotherWoman for more information.