The Village Tenders Workshop

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Free Event

About the class

Showing up for new families isn't automatic-it's a skill. We all want to be there for the people we care for, that’s why we often say, “Call me if you need anything”. Telling people to call us if they need something usually means they don’t ask. And that means they don’t get the support they need, and we don’t get the chance to show up and make the community connection we need. In other words, this is how NOT to show up for each other. Being general, telling them to call us- it doesn’t work. But what if there is a way to be more specific and proactive and take the burden off the people needing help? Let’s be there for them before they even need to ask. THERE IS! …and that’s what this workshop is about. In this workshop, you will learn: *Practical ideas for supporting new parents other than giving more stuff. *A map to figure out appropriate, boundary-respecting ways to help based on your relationship with the new parent (or your clients). *For expecting and new parents, use this framework to wrap yourself in real tangible support so when someone says, “call me if you need anything”, you already have the answer. *Consent-based support without overstepping and crossing boundaries so new parents feel safe and relaxed. *A 15-page printable workbook that we will do together. *How to teach your clients or newborn families this process so they can do this for themselves so that one person (usually the doula!) does not have to be their entire village. *Additional resources to organize food, care, a postpartum plan, acts of service and even funds to support the new family.

Location

This is an online event. Your instructor will provide you with instructions on how to attend after you sign up for the event.

Language

English

Cancellation

If you are no longer able to attend the event, please message the provider to let them know.

About the provider

Kerry Ingram

I am a postpartum doula, village tender, parent and early childhood educator. I teach postpartum caregivers how to add parent and baby groups to their services AND I offer local and virtual classes for new parents who want to build community and have fun parenting.

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