In this 2-hour interactive training, participants will learn some basic facts about abortion, explore their own values around pregnancy and abortion care, and examine the complex reasons why people might choose to continue or end a pregnancy. This training is a good introduction for people who are new to learning about abortion care or who want a refresher on abortion basics.

Learning Objectives

By the end of this training, participants will be able to:

  • articulate their own comfort level/values around abortion,
  • explain at least 3 basic facts about abortion, and
  • identify at least 3 factors that might go into a person’s decision about whether to continue or end a pregnancy.

Main Activities

  • Values Clarification: Participants will independently complete a survey about their views and values around abortion and will process the aggregate data as a whole group.
  • Mythbusting: The trainer will go over some typical misconceptions about abortion and share relevant facts and statistics.
  • Reasons Why: Participants will brainstorm reasons why people have sex, use contraception, don’t use contraception, continue pregnancies, and end pregnancies.

“I encounter a lot of individuals that are seeking information about where to go to have an abortion. The training gave me more confidence to refer. Because circumstances are very difficult for them, I want to make sure they find the right resource. And now I know they’re going to be safe.”

Domestic Violence / Sexual Assault Case Manager, Kentucky

We’re particularly committed to service providers working in the highest-need parts of the country. We offer on-site training in Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Louisiana, Mississippi, North Carolina, Oklahoma, South Carolina, and Tennessee. Combined with our tailored technical assistance and virtual training options, on-site trainings help to ensure a long-lasting partnership that supports quality, comprehensive care within your setting.

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