Focus on Education and Support for Under-served and Marginalised Families
IN THIS ISSUE:
Author: Mars Lord
Description: Abuela Doulas, the first Black owned, founded and created UK Doula Course encourages Abuela doulas to reach back into their cultural heritage to bring forward the traditions of their mothers and their mothers’ mothers
Description writer: Founder of Abuela Doulas
Author: Kimberly Sears Allers
Description: Kimberly Seals Allers argues Black and Brown birthing people are being failed by the maternity system and racism and bias are at the core.
Description writer: Award-winning journalist, author, international speaker, strategist and advocate for maternal and infant health
Author: Kathleen Roche-Nagi, Yasmin Shikara
Description: The Five Pillars of Parenting programmes integrate psychological models based on attachment, bonding and attunement with an Islamic framework that respects the attitudes of Muslim families and understands their motivation as Muslim parents.
Description writer: Kathleen Roche-Nagi, Managing Director, Approachable Parenting Yasmin Shikara, Research Assistant Approachable Parenting
Author: Penny Reimers, Anna Coutsoudis
Author title: Penny Reimer: International Board Certified Lactation Consultant (IBCLC), Anna Coutsoudis: Professor Emeritus, University of KwaZulu Natal, South Africa
Description: Healthy Happy Families programme delivering key messages about healthy pregnancy, breastfeeding and interacting with the baby through members of the communities themselves in a rural and an urban setting in Kwazulu Natal in South Africa.
Description writer: Penny Reimer: International Board Certified Lactation Consultant (IBCLC), Anna Coutsoudis: Professor Emeritus, University of KwaZulu Natal, South Africa
Author: Drissa M. Toure, Gaurav Kumar, Cady Walker
Description: The study provides insights into the needs of Latino and African American parents in the United States perspectives on parenting education, their needs and experiences of programs.
Description writer: Drissa M. Toure, Director/Faculty Advisor, Bridge to Care Program, Department of Health Promotion, Center for Reducing Health Disparities, College of Public Health, University of Nebraska Medical Center, USA. Gaurav Kumar, Graduate Assistant, Department of Health Promotion, Center for Reducing Health Disparities, College of Public Health, University of Nebraska Medical Center, USA. Cady Walker, Research Assistant, Department of Health Promotion, Center for Reducing Health Disparities, College of Public Health, University of Nebraska Medical Center, USA
Author: Judith Rees, Brenda Evans,
Description: For Baby’s Sake is an innovative, therapeutic trauma-informed programme aimed at breaking the cycle of inter-generational abuse
Description writer: Judith Rees, Director of Operations, The For Baby’s Sake Trust, UK. Brenda Evans, For Baby’s Sake Therapeutic Lead and Hertfordshire Team Manager, UK
Author: Jill Benjoya Miller
Description: Delivering perinatal education and support for highly vulnerable mothers in the UK asylum system
Description writer: Jill Benjoya Miller, Co-Lead Perinatal Programme
Author: Celiah Suppiah
Description: Parents 1st UK is a new, national charity (established November 2019) that seeks to enable effective perinatal volunteering to flourish in disadvantaged communities across the UK. Pregnancy, birth and becoming a parent is a life-changing time. The unique value of quality peer support during this critical time is undervalued and often unrecognised. The charity is raising awareness of the significant difference peer support makes to parents’ and babies’ wellbeing.
Description writer: CEO, Parents 1st
Author: Mary Nolan, Helen Knight, Isabelle Karimov
Author title: Professor Mary Nolan
Description: Practical tips for facilitating antenatal classes online. Teaching Activity
Description writer: Helen Knight NCT Teacher. Isabelle Karimov, NCT Tutor. Mary Nolan PhD, MA, BA(Hons) RGN Professor of Perinatal Education at the University of Worcester and Honorary Professor at the University of Nottingham, Editor The International Journal of Birth and Parent Education