Meet the Providers

Description

This workshop will give participants the chance to learn from abortion providers about why they went into the field, how stigma impacts their professional and personal lives, the safety of abortion care, and what a typical patient visit looks like. 

Target Audience

Anyone who works directly with clients and patients and makes referrals, including, but not limited to:

  • Nurses
  • Social workers
  • Case workers
  • Advocates
  • Peer support specialists
  • Hotline volunteers
  • Behavioral health professionals
  • People who work in the following systems of care; domestic violence and sexual assault support services, substance use treatment, HIV/AIDS service organizations, and primary care

Learning Objectives

By the end of this workshop, participants will:

  • understand that abortion is safe;
  • have built empathy for their local abortion provider;
  • be able to explain what a person can expect when accessing abortion;
  • be able to name and explain basic facts and misconceptions related to abortion;
  • be able to describe the difference between medication and aspiration abortion;
  • understand what motivates abortion providers and how abortion stigma impacts their work;
  • feel prepared to make quality abortion referrals;
  • have learned how to use Provide’s Abortion Referrals Tool to make abortion referrals; and
  • be encouraged to adopt vetted tools as a standard for making abortion referrals at their organization.

“If you haven’t been to an abortion center, you have this image of how it works, so I think it was very informative and it really gave us a different light about how it really works. So now we are more ready and informed to share this information in a productive way to the clients.”

Training Participant

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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