Building a Better Community Response to IPV Conference
BUILDING A BETTER COMMUNITY RESPONSE TO INTIMATE PARTNER VIOLENCE:
Supporting Pregnant & Postpartum Birthing People in Connecticut
Friday, June 23, 2023 | 8:30am - 2:30pm
Double Tree by Hilton | Bristol, CT
(Includes breakfast, lunch, 5 CEU/CME pending approval)
The intersection of intimate partner violence (IPV) and maternal mortality among birthing people remains one of the least explored and under-resourced topics, yet is central to ensuring expectant and parenting people do not continue to die from preventable causes. This conference will feature individual and organizational level strategies that can be taken to advance health equity and increase positive health outcomes for birthing people who have experienced IPV. Participants will hear from experts working to improve the clinical response to IPV during the perinatal period. The evidence-based CUES intervention, an adaptable screening and education protocol, reproductive coercion, the affects of toxic stress, and tools for building partnerships and strengthening connections between domestic violence advocates and other health and community-based programs will be shared.
This conference is aimed at perinatal providers of all types, adult and pediatric health professionals, social workers, early intervention providers, community service providers, domestic violence advocates, and anyone working with pregnant and postpartum individuals.
Addressing Racial Disparities in Reproductive Health
Lucinda Canty, PhD, CNM, FACNM
Mother, nurse, midwife, researcher, nurse educator, historian, a reproductive health justice activist, artist, poet and founder of Lucinda’s House
Survivor-Centered Responses to Maternal Exposure to Gender-Based Violence
Cassandra Aho, CPM, CA
Founder of Midnight Midwifery; Manager of Program Innovation at the National Resource Center on Domestic Violence
If Someone Discloses IPV, What Do You Do? Safety Planning and Responses to Positive Disclosures
Linda Blozie, Director of Training & Prevention, CCADV
They Made Me Get Pregnant/End the Pregnancy
Dr. Nancy Stanwood, Chief Medical Officer, Planned Parenthood of Southern New England, Inc.
Comprehensive IPV Screening and Education - Start to Finish
Devon Rayment, MA, Health Professional Outreach Project Manager, CCADV
The Importance of Recognizing the Impact of Toxic Stress on Early Childhood Development from Perinatal Through Age 3
Kimberly Martini-Carvell, MA, Executive Director, Help Me Grow National Center; Associate Director, Office for Community Child Health; Senior Director, Connecticut Children's
Tabling opportunities available for attendees to showcase their work to help support pregnant and postpartum birthing people.
For questions or more information:
Devon Rayment, MA, Health Professional Outreach Project Manager | firstname.lastname@example.org | 959.202.5069