CCI Catalog Of Courses

Webinars and Training

Commonsense Childbirth Institute offers webinars and trainings on a variety of topics for:

Community:

  • COPE – community outreach perinatal education
  • community health workers to impact change in maternal child health
  • addressing and improving racial disparities in health
  • professional burnout/ vicarious trauma for community providers
  • self-care/ collective care for sustainability and longevity in the work
  • grassroots organizing

Practitioners:

  • JJ Way® license/accreditation for Easy Access Clinics and/or Community-based Maternity Centers/ Maternity Medical Homes
  • Clinical practice The JJ Way® – for MCH licensed practitioners
  • Collaborative practice The JJ Way® – for MCH perinatal providers
  • Perinatal Mental Health practice 
  • building your private practice
  • private consulting – midwifery, birth centers, clinics

Parents/ consumers:

  • pregnancy
  • breastfeeding
  • postpartum concerns 
  • women’s health
  • childbirth education

Many of our online courses are supported by live, in-person, small group webinars to enhance learning. We also offer live events and/or recorded webinars at a low one-time fee, regular subscriptions, or free of charge. 

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  • CCI Community Health Worker Course
    All day
    01/03/2019-20/04/2019

    Position yourself to be a certified perinatal providerwho can make a distinct and tangible impact on pregnant, postpartum and parenting women, particularly among those most at risk in today’s health care arena. An ideal training for existing doulas, educators, peer supporters or home visitors already on the front line. This certification may lead to employment in Maternal Child Health, or to you being eligible to bill for services under the CPT and HCPCS coding system for community health care services, doula support and/or home visits. This 8 week course, taught by Jennie Joseph consists of independent learning via our online platform and live webinars. The course will open on March 1st with the first live webinar on Saturday, March 2nd. The live webinars will continue on Saturday lunchtimes (Eastern Standard Time) through April 20, 2019.

    Syllabus – click here  

    Students will be introduced to community health concepts, resources, and skills related to the role and responsibilities of a Perinatal Community Health Worker locally and nationally. Special emphasis will be placed on factors to consider when working in community-based settings; foundations of health, characteristics of health models and plans; impact of racism, bias and socioeconomic status on individual’s health, communication and education; barriers to health care services; health navigation; cultural humility and trauma-informed care; advocacy and professional responsibility.

    Required Text

    Where Women Have No Doctor  A. August Burns et al, Hersperian Health Guides   Fifth updated printing: May 2014 ISBN: 978-0-942364-25-5H

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