The Center for Prenatal and Perinatal Program announces that the Association for Prenatal and Perinatal Psychology and Health (APPPAH) is collaborating to promote its premier educational poster series on bonding, stress, social engagement and the polyvagal theory. These four posters feature beautiful images showing the intimate connection between mother and baby, and the neuroanatomy and physiology of this bond so that pediatric and maternity professionals can have attractive visual tools. The Director of the Center, Kate White, created the posters last year as part of her educational platform for professionals. She has been working with APPPAH for 3 years now. They approached her about working with the Center's products to support their new Somatics educational online program.
Under the direction of Ms. White, APPPAH is offering an online education program, the Prenatal and Perinatal Educator Program that includes 11 competencies in early health: Foundations, Ethics, Epigenetics, Neuroscience, Pyschological Theories, Culture, Learning and Bonding, Labor and Delivery, Supported Attachment and Breastfeeding, Parenting Styles, and Implications and Inspiration. In 2014, White brought together over 30 advanced interdisciplinary professionals who have all been trained to work with early trauma starting preconception, during the prenatal period, birth, and attachment. These professionals each are qualified to teach APPPAH's new blended learning class on Somatics. Participants can learn ways to presence the physical elements that accompany relaying information about the early period. Because the early period has implicit information, or experiences that are encoded in the body and are often not made sense of by explicit or declarative memory, teaching about this early model of trauma and healing can be tricky. Educators are trained in how to deliver material, as well as what it is.
The posters will be accompanied by a User's Guide so that professionals can easily learn the most important points about each subject, including practical applications, and a locked powerpoint so that each educator will have an electronic visual for seminars and workshops. For more information see http://www.birthpsychology.com.