How Social Workers can Support New Families in the Fourth Trimester (05/07/2021 Replay!)
This 2 Clinical Hour Approved CEU provides Louisiana Social Workers with an introduction to the unique problems & needs of new families in the first 3 months.
Presented by Jacqueline K. Hammack, Attorney & Doula, of the Birth Law Group, this 2 Hour Clinical (and Approved) CEU provides Louisiana Licensed Social Workers with a foundation regarding the unique problems and needs of new families. (Moderated by Sheila M. Wilkinson, LMSW, ESQ.)
OVERVIEW & PURPOSE
The purpose of this CEU will be to provide Louisiana Licensed Social Workers with a basic understanding of the unique problems and needs of new families in the first 3 months after the birth of a child, and offer suggestions for ways that social workers can offer support to address those problems and needs.
After completing this course, participants will be able to:
- understand the etymology and common definitions of “the fourth trimester”
- understand why the fourth trimester is a critical time period for new families
- understand the basic physiology of recovery from pregnancy and childbirth
- understand the challenges of caring for a newborn
- understand common parental psychological responses to the birth of a child
- understand the ways that social norms and cultural expectations can be problematic for new families
- be able to identify actionable ways that social workers can assist new families adjust to the birth of a child
We highly suggest you print and take notes directly on the slides, rather than on separate paper. The Board historically has preferred integrated notes as proof of engagement during CEUs.
At the end of the video, you'll hear us say "okay, activity time!". Because you are watching a replay, you won't be sent to a Breakout Room, but you are still required to complete the activity. Once you get to that point in the video, go to the next step (ACTIVITY) and complete the activity. You'll submit a form and receive a copy of your responses (which you should save for your records with the CEU Materials). If you have issues accessing the activity, please email us.
Sheila M. Wilkinson, Founder.
Sheila is originally from Houma, Louisiana, and is an educator, social worker and attorney. Her primary focus is empowering others to reach their full potential, guiding them towards resources and resolutions.
Heavily involved in community development, Sheila is a Founder of Resolve Mediation Group (a Louisiana nonprofit), as well as a Founder of the Louisiana Indian Law and Policy Association. She also serves on several nonprofit boards and professional organizations in New Orleans, particularly with ArtSpot Productions and within the Bar Governance of the Louisiana State Bar Association.
Completing her LL.M. in International and European Law with the Institute for European Studies in Brussels in 2014, Sheila’s current focus is on comparative EU/US law, as well as business law and its effective and efficient development. Prior to her LL.M., Sheila earned her Juris Doctor from Loyola University New Orleans in Civil Law with an International Legal Studies Certificate, and her Master’s of Social Work from Tulane University.
Sheila managed a partnership of law firms for 10 years, focusing on class actions and multi-district litigation prior to opening her own consulting firm in 2010. Since then, Sheila has divided her time between the United States and Belgium serving clients and educational institutions in both locations.
In New Orleans, Sheila teaches at the University of Phoenix, Loyola University and Herzing University. In Brussels, Sheila teaches at Vesalius College and United Business Institutes.
A lifelong learner, Sheila has two goals each day: (1) to make a stranger laugh and (2) to be a better person today than she was yesterday. With a keen sense of humor and mean baking skills, she happily and genuinely engages others wherever she goes.