No Wrong Door Virtual Training
August 3, 2021 | 9:00 AM - 4:45 PM
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A virtual training for healthcare and social services providers on how to engage clients in reproductive life goal conversations in the social service setting. This training is for social services and healthcare providers that serve clients from Central Texas’s five county area of Bastrop, Caldwell, Hays, Travis and Williamson counties.
This free training will include skill building on:
- Best practices for engaging in reproductive life goals (RLG) conversations and contraceptive counseling
- Making and following up on sexual and reproductive health referrals
- Building relationships with sexual and reproductive health partners
- Best practices for engaging clients experiencing violence or coercion
Nursing: This activity is approved by University of Texas at Austin School of Nursing to provide 6 hours of nursing continuing professional development. University of Texas at Austin School of Nursing is accredited as a provider of nursing continuing professional development by the American Nurses Credentialing Center's Commission on Accreditation.
Social Work: This workshop has been approved for continuing education credit for Social Workers, LPCs and LMFTs by the Texas Chapter of the National Association of Social Workers. 6 hour(s) of continuing education for social workers, LPCs and LMFTs (1 hour = 1 CEU).
Certified Health Education Specialist (CHES):”No Wrong Door to Sexual and Reproductive Health” has been reviewed and approved for a total of 6 CECH. 2.5 CECH were approved for advanced-level. No Continuing Competency CECH were approved.
Community Health Works and other attendees:Every Body Texas will issue certificates of attendance for all attendees, which may be submitted for continuing education credits to accrediting organizations that accept them.
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)
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Who can participate in this training?
Anyone who works directly with clients and is interested in learning how to discuss reproductive life goals with them is encouraged to attend. This may include, but is not limited to, social workers, case managers, community health workers/health educators, doulas, nurses, healthcare providers, and/or home visitors.
What is a reproductive life goals conversation?
Reproductive life goals (RLG) conversations engage clients in exploring their pregnancy intentions or desires by asking simple questions, utilizing basic counseling tools, offering information and education, and helping clients identify needs for related sexual and reproductive health services.
Asking clients questions such as, “Do you think you might like to have (more) children at some point?” and discussing with them how they may prepare for or avoid pregnancy would be considered engaging in a basic RLG conversation.
While there may be various ways to engage clients in these types of conversations, Every Body Texas pulls from its expertise in the sexual and reproductive health field to offer an approach to RLG conversations that has been endorsed by the Reproductive Health National Training Center (RHNTC) and adopted by various states and organizations as best practice. RLG conversations should be person-centered, free of bias and preserve clients sexual and reproductive autonomy.
What is the benefit of having a RLG conversation with my client?
RLG conversations center the person as the expert in their lives and the best one equipped to determine their needs. This can be especially crucial for individuals who experience hardships or needs that bring them into the social service space. Engaging clients in conversations about their sexual and reproductive health can help decrease stigma or stress around this topic and seeking needed care, normalize their health experiences, reinforce their bodily autonomy, and help them access vitally important sexual and reproductive healthcare services.
According to the most recent data, 2 million women in Texas need access to publicly funded contraceptive services. Almost 140,000 of them live in the five-county area of Bastrop, Caldwell, Hays, Travis, and Williamson counties. By engaging clients in RLG conversations, social service providers can help ensure those individuals that want or need sexual and reproductive services get them.
Liz Romer, DNP, FNP
Founder and Program Director - Adolescent Family Planning, Children's Hospital Colorado
Liz Romer, DNP, FNP-C, received her Master’s degree in Nursing and Doctor of Nursing Practice from the University of Colorado, College of Nursing. She is currently an assistant professor in the Department of Pediatrics, section of Adolescent Medicine, at University of Colorado School of Medicine. She has over 18 years of experience in the fields of adolescent health, sexual health, and Title X administration. She practices as a Family Nurse Practitioner and divides her time between patient care and program administration. She founded the Adolescent Family Planning Clinic, BC4U, at Children’s Hospital Colorado, and served as Medical Director from 2009-2017. She is dedicated to improving the health and well-being of adolescents through innovations in care delivery and expanding efforts to educate providers.
Made possible with funding from St. David's Foundation.
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