Bilingual Breastfeeding: Cross Cultural Communication Techniques that Work
Monday, February 25, 2013
9:00am to 4:00pm
Northridge Hospital Medical Center
Education Auditorium (G Tower)
Jeanette Panchula, BSW, RN, PHN, IBCLC, RLC
International Board Certified Lactation Consultant
Public Health Nurse
Keys to Caregiving and NCAST trainer
Breastfeeding Peer Counselor Trainer
La Leche League Leader
Luz Chacon, MPH, CLE
Program Director, Maternal and Child Health Access
La Leche League Leader
This important, one-day seminar addresses the challenges of supporting breastfeeding mothers who come from cultures that are different from our own. Issues of respect, humility and safety will be discussed in the context of lessons learned from working with families of different cultures.
As breastfeeding supporters, it is essential that we not only have the knowledge to help a mother breastfeed, but that we also have the communication skills to impart that knowledge. In this workshop, participants will practice five steps that improve our lactation support interactions.
We will describe successful strategies from the Welcome Baby Program to increase exclusive breastfeeding in African American and Latino communities.
Touch is the foundation for attachment and bonding. We will identify behaviors that participants can adopt to facilitate and support maternal-infant attachment.
At the conclusion of the didactic presentations and workshop activities, the participants will be able to:
1. List two cultural beliefs that may interfere with the effective interaction between the breastfeeding supporter and a mother or her family;
2. Describe the five steps to assure optimal communication, understanding, education and breastfeeding outcomes; and to
3. Identify the role of attachment in achieving self-regulation.
Location & Parking
Northridge Hospital Medical Center, Education Auditorium (G Tower)
Parking is available for $6 in the Reseda lot adjacent to the hospital at 18550 Roscoe Blvd.
Confirmation by e-mail will be sent to participants providing an e-mail address.
Written cancellations received one week prior to the event will be
granted with a $5 fee. No refunds after this date.
Physicians, Registered Nurses, RDs, Nutritionists, Occupational Therapists, CPHWs, Lactation Consultants & Educators, LLL Leaders, Health Educators, Case Managers, Home Visitors, Doulas, Breastfeeding Peer Counselors and others interested in supporting families in the initiation and maintenance of breastfeeding.
Continuing Education Credits
-offered at no additional charge
Nurses: The Community Perinatal Network is an approved provider by the California Board of Registered Nursing. This course offers 6 contact hours of continuing education. CPN’s provider number is CEP 14797. Licensee must maintain certificate for a period of four years.
Lactation Consultants: The Breastfeeding Task Force of Greater Los Angeles is an approved provider by the International Board of Lactation Consultant Examiners.CERP (6L) application will be submitted.
CHES: The National Commission for Health Education Credentialing, Inc. designates Los Angeles County Department of Public Health, Health Education Administration (LACDPH/HEA) as a provider of continuing education contact hours (CECH) in health education (Provider number MEP 2460). Certified Health Education Specialists (CHES) may receive upto 6 Category I CECH for this event.
Registered Dietitians: maintain a copy of the agenda and certificate for CPEs for their Professional Development Portfolio.
Registration includes continental breakfast, lunch, syllabus, and continuing education credit.
Early bird before 2/18/13 $90
General on or after 2/18/13 & at the door $100
When & Where
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