Are you ready to deepen your birth practice and support clients within the Reproductive Justice Framework?
This is the full spectrum training you have been looking for. This full spectrum training is an advanced stand alone class, but participants are best served when it is experienced as a continuation of our labor and birth doula training. Our Advanced Full Spectrum Doula Training aims to prepare all birth workers for supporting the full spectrum of reproductive experiences. In this course, we will ground our learning in abortion support, and also expand upon the commonly used definition of Full-Spectrum to move beyond focusing solely on loss and abortion. Together, we will create strategies for radical community care and ground our collective understanding by exploring complex reproductive situations, creative advocacy, and advanced skills. Topics include: Harm reduction, sex work, working with incarcerated folks, fertility, loss, abortion, herbs and so much more. Join us in Oakland, CA for a radical community learning event that will deeply impact your practice, as well as the people and communities that you serve. This course is led by SFGH abortion counselor, Lucy Yanow and Nickie Tilsner and also includes a panel of local Full-Spectrum birth workers.

*There are specific prerequisites to joining this course, which are outlined below.*

Advanced Full-Spectrum Doula Training

About this course:

What makes us unique?

This full spectrum training is an advanced stand alone class, but participants are best served when it is experienced as a continuation of our labor and birth doula training. It is recommended that you attend a birth doula training prior to attending this course, but not required. This course is also open to community members, and we urge active participants in harm reduction orgs, current or previous sex workers hoping to provide community care, birthworkers from all domains, herbalists, acupuncturists, naturopaths, homeopaths, midwives and allied health professionals & students to attend!

Course outline:

Brief overview of topics covered. Our courses go into so much more. 

​Topics covered:

  • What is a “Full-Spectrum Doula” 

  • Values clarifications

  • Trauma informed care

  • The Reproductive Justice framework

  • Boundaries and self care

  • Family Planning and fertility

  • Abortion

  • Stillbirth and Miscarriage

  • Adoption and foster systems

  • Grief and loss

  • Herbs

  • Supporting sex workers

  • Harm reduction, supporting drug users and naloxone.

  • Prison Industrial Complex - birth, families and communities.

  • Includes panel discussion with local Full-Spectrum Doulas and guest speakers from many local reproductive support professions.

Dates, locations and fees:

This training takes place three times per year in Oakland, CA.

Next available training dates:

OAKLAND: July 18 & 19,  August 1 & 2 - Saturdays & Sundays from 10am-5pm.  Course fee is $525.00  + $25.00 for course materials and takes place in the Diamond District of Oakland, CA

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Next available course dates will be posted when these courses are full to capacity.

Certification:

Certification is not required to practice. If you'd like to become certified through Cornerstone, these are our requirements:

To be certified as a Full-Spectrum Doula through Cornerstone, you must have already attended our Labor & Birth Doula prior to attending this course - or an approved birth doula training outside of Cornerstone. 

Further certification requirements:

 

  • Sign up for Community Commitment Dues (Optional, but encouraged.)

  • Attend all four days of this Full Spectrum Training

  • Attend Postpartum Doula Training

  • Attend Business Essentials: Birthing Your Business Online training

Complete our certification packet (can download in our store) that includes auditing a CBE course, required reading, essays, creating a resource list, a hospital tour and glossary assignment.​

For more info on certification and if it's for you, please read our Statement on Certification.

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