September 6, 2018
Room: Lecture Hall 1
- Session I – 13:30 – 15:00
- Session II – 15:30 – 17:00
Maximum Capacity: 25 per Session
Learn more about the proven and important benefits of touch and infant massage to overall healthy baby development, mother-baby bonding, and professionals like you. Practice techniques, and receive training and tools to help deliver the power of touch to other midwives and to families.
Maria Hernandez-Reif, PhD
Professor, Department of Human Development and Family Studies and Director of Pediatric Development Research
University of Alabama, USA
ICM Respectful Maternity Care – a Call for Action
Room: Lecture Hall 4
Speaker: Jude Care-Cottrell
Short Bio: Jude works as a self-employed midwife in New Zealand, with a strong commitment to natural birthing. She has worked as a Midwifery Educator and Clinical Director for primary care at Auckland Hospital. Jude is also a trained psychotherapist and mediator—giving her a deep understanding of birth trauma. She is particularly interested in how trauma can be effectively healed through subsequent births.
Workshop description: This experiential workshop will delve deeply into the issues of respectful relationships and advocacy in maternity services. This is a global call to action as respectful relationships between health workers and with women and their families, is one of the key challenges to improving maternity outcomes. This workshop will investigate what underlies disrespectful cultures, the neurobiology of compassion and trauma and develop skills that will empower midwives / health workers to return to their place of work empowered to make a difference at a personal, organisational and governmental level.
ICM Advocacy Workshop
Room: Lecture Hall 4
Speaker: Scarlett Hawkins
Short bio: Scarlett Hawkins is an advocate and consultant working in gender equality, human rights and sexual, reproductive, maternal, newborn and adolescent health. As the Advocacy Manager of the International Confederation of Midwives and Advocacy Lead - Editor of Wellbeing for Women, Scarlett specialises in supporting advocates to identify and amplify their unique voices. An author of four novels, Scarlett is passionate about narrative advocacy and the impact of storytelling as a persuasive device.
Workshop description: Be Bold. Be Brave: Advocacy for Midwives
Join us for the first official International Confederation of Midwives ‘Quality, Equity and Leadership’ Advocacy Workshop, where midwives will learn about the strategy and processes involved in successful advocacy, put their knowledge to the test through practical simulations and contribute wisdom from their countries and regions to influence ICM’s triennial advocacy agenda.