We are excited to announce that we'll be having our first "open-call" abortion doula training on June 1st-2nd, 2013!
For the first time, we are making our training available to anyone interested in providing abortion doula services to their clients and communities. This 2-day training will provide an overview of abortion procedures and processes, while focusing on the development of pain management techniques and emotional support skills so that doulas can advocate for and support their clients through medical and surgical abortions. The training will include extensive values clarification exercises, in addition to role-plays and partnering practice; we know that everyone brings a wide range of reproductive health and reproductive justice experience to this work, and we want the training to be an opportunity for folks to learn from each other, as well.
When: June 1st and 2nd 10am-4pm. Lunch will be provided.
Cost: $65/person to cover the cost of materials and meals. A sliding scale option is available; to request this option, please contact Poonam Dreyfus-Pai at Poonam@bayareadoulaproject.org prior to filling out the form.
Fee reimbursements may be possible folks who intend to volunteer with the Bay Area Doula Project.
To Volunteer with BADP: We are excited you want to volunteer with us! Joining us for a training is the first step. Please make sure to indicate that you are interested in volunteering with us when you fill out the Eventbrite form. If you already applied to volunteer via our website: We have your information and you don’t need to re-apply via the eventbrite. We’ll be getting back to you in late April regarding next steps in the process. (see below in the FAQs section for more info on the process for becoming a BADP volunteer after the training)
Click Here to Register for the BADP Abortion Doula Training!
Registration closes on May 18th, so register ASAP!
Got questions? Scroll down to our FAQs section.
The Bay Area Doula Project provides nonjudgmental, compassionate and empowering support to women through the full spectrum of their reproductive experiences, with a specific focus on abortion. In doing so, we foster a culture that trusts women and supports them through their full range of reproductive experiences.
Is this a birth doula training? Does BADP offer birth doula trainings?
No, this is an abortion doula training only. BADP does not currently offer birth doula trainings, though we can refer you to several fantastic trainings offered throughout the Bay Area. Contact Poonam atPoonam@bayareadoulaproject.org for more details.
Can I sign up for my friend?
Each person interested in training must register individually.
If I can’t make this one, will there be another training offered this year?
Yes! Another training will be held in the second half of the year, most likely in late Fall. More details to be announced in July.
What’s the process for becoming a volunteer with BADP?
If you are interested in becoming a volunteer, you will be asked to do an interview with a current member of the BADP training team, and attend a 2-hour orientation in late June. During the orientation, you will meet a few BADP members, receive information about our policies and procedures, and learn about the sites with whom we work. More information, including location and date of this orientation, will be sent out to those individuals interested in volunteering.
Still got questions? Email Poonam Dreyfus-Pai, BADP Co-Director, at Poonam@bayareadoulaproject.org!