is most widely known for her enthusiastic and relevant workshops
for birth, postpartum and family support professionals. With
over forty workshop hours of presentations to draw from, she
can provide informative and thought provoking conference sessions,
or several full days of continuing education hours.
Her sessions rely on research, both her own and that of high
quality scientific literature, and using her own experience
supporting families to make it useful and applicable to a
particular audience. Besides lecture and discussion,
she relies on metaphor, small group exercises, experiential
learning and a lively presentation style to communicate effectively.
NEW! Taught with Ruth Ancheta, M.A., the Birth Empowerment Workshop is a two day seminar designed for family visitors working with women and families during the perinatal period. Many populations receiving Early Head Start and other services are unaware that they may have choices when it comes to their birth. They are also less likely to attend childbirth classes or have much preparation for birth beyond what they see on television. This workshop is designed to offer many strategies for family visitors to choose from that will empower their clients in making choices that are right for them. It is also geared towards helping family visitors to teach coping skills to fathers, friends or other support people. Visitors do not have to have an interest in childbirth beyond a desire to improve the experience of their mothers and families.
For information about traveling and scheduling a workshop or conference session, please contact her directly at amyLgilliland@charter.net, or by phone at 608-257-1968.