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PRIVATE EVENT: Trauma-Informed Doula Training

January 14 @ 10:00 am - 1:00 pm

Presented by LA County African American Infant and Maternal Mortality (AAIMM) Doula Project.

3 Tuesdays

1/14/20, 2/4/20, 2/25/20

10:00 AM-1:00PM

This workshop series will lead participants on an interactive journey into the trauma- and resilience-informed approach.

Through a combination of focused lecture, exploratory discussions, personal reflection, writing, and role play, we will examine the holistic impact of interpersonal, community, and systems level trauma on birthing people.

We will explore the linkages between birthworker self-awareness and the ability to manage emotional intensity in preventing vicarious trauma and maintaining empathic client connection.

We will apply trauma-informed principles to the doula role in professional organizational scope of practice and case-based client scenarios.

While rooted in research and best practice guidelines, this workshop is practical at heart.

Participants will take away new perspectives, concrete strategies, and real time skills that will enable them to provide effective trauma-responsive client care.

This training is open to community-based doulas free of charge. Priority will be given to those doulas serving Black/African American families in LA County.

Facilitated by: Nkem Ndefo, MSN, CNM, RN

Nkem Ndefo is the founder of Lumos Transforms and creator of The Resilience Toolkit. She is a skilled practitioner, dynamic speaker, and valued strategist. She is known for her unique ability to connect with people of all types by holding powerful healing spaces, weaving complex concepts into accessible narratives, and creating synergistic and collaborative learning communities that nourish people’s innate capacity for healing, wellness, and connection.


January 14
10:00 am - 1:00 pm


Martin Luther King, Jr. Center for Public Health
11833 Wilmington Avenue
Los Angeles, CA 90059 United States


Lumos Transforms