Continuing Education Credits Available

Quality pregnancy options education includes providing medically accurate, unbiased, non-judgmental information about abortion, adoption and parenting. Best practices include sharing information about related laws, timing, the decision making process, pros and cons, health risks, and the range of beliefs about all pregnancy options available. Supportive learning environments must also be created before facilitating objective discussions about sensitive topics like pregnancy options.

People who receive accurate and age-appropriate sexual health education throughout their lives have better sexual and reproductive health outcomes and healthier, more respectful relationships. Age-appropriate sex education helps youth make healthier decisions and develop into sexually healthy adults. Introducing the concept of reproductive life planning at early ages can motivate youth to delay sexual intercourse and to use more effective, long-term contraception when they do decide to have sex.

Studies have shown that increased communication between a child and their parent or guardian will lead to safer sexual behavior among teens. Parents or guardians should be the primary source for young people to learn about their changing bodies, sexual and reproductive health and healthy relationships. Family communication about sex helps young people become comfortable thinking and talking about sex which helps them have better health outcomes and healthier, more respectful relationships.

Best practices in birth control education go beyond teaching clients or students what it is, how it works and potential side effects. Quality birth control education emphasizes the most effective birth control methods and leverages learned skills to motivate individuals to access sexual and reproductive health services. After a birth control education session, students should know how to be informed "contraceptors" who maintain their health, achieve their goals and plan for any future pregnancies.

Presenter:

Rebecca Levenson, MA, Consultant and Former Senior Policy Analyst, Futures Without Violence

The two day intensive Family Planning Health Worker (FPHW) Certification Training is Essential Access Health's nationally recognized comprehensive contraceptive counseling and education training course for health providers and educators. Participants will learn how to integrate STD/HIV prevention messaging and sexual health promotion into their birth control education sessions. They will also learn the latest motivational interviewing strategies proven to increase user birth control method satisfaction and continuation rates.

The two day intensive Family Planning Health Worker (FPHW) Certification Training is Essential Access Health's nationally recognized comprehensive contraceptive counseling and education training course for health providers and educators. Participants will learn how to integrate STD/HIV prevention messaging and sexual health promotion into their birth control education sessions. They will also learn the latest motivational interviewing strategies proven to increase user birth control method satisfaction and continuation rates.

This FREE fundamental skills intra-uterine device (IUD) clinical practicum is for clinicians in Los Angeles County. Participants will learn the proper techniques for placing and removing IUDs on desktop pelvic models with nationally recognized family planning experts and experienced preceptors. They will also review basic IUD information and how to provide patient-centered, unbiased counseling.

What will you learn?

At the end of this training participants will be able to:

This FREE hands-on advanced session with nationally recognized trainers focuses on the skills necessary for mastering challenging IUD placements and removals. Techniques will be reviewed for the safe use of the tenaculum, uterine sound, and all inserter types. Tips for avoiding common IUD placement pitfalls will be provided. Participants will practice techniques for managing cervical stenosis, providing adequate pain relief during and after placement, removing IUDs without strings and preventing vasovagal syncope and uterine perforation.

Presenter:

Rebecca Levenson, MA, Consultant and Former Senior Policy Analyst, Futures Without Violence

Accreditation

Essential Access Health is accredited as a continuing education provider by:

  • Institute for Medical Quality/California Medical Association
  • California Board of Registered Nursing
  • National Commission for Health Education Credentialing, Inc.
  • National Board of Public Health Examiners

Essential Access Health provides continuing education credit services for our partners. Let us know how we can support your continuing education needs.

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