**THIS IN PERSON TRAINING BEING HELD IN RICHMOND**
PERINATAL SUBSTANCE USE TRAINING
~Where lived experience and best practice meet~
facilitated by: Heather Cameron, RN, BScN, BCAPOP Executive Director
October 3 & 4, 2022
9am - 3pm PT | In person (Richmond)
Westin Wall Centre Vancouver Airport, 3099 Corvette Way, Richmond BC, V6X 4K3
About the PSU Training:
BCAPOP’s Executive Director, Heather Cameron, RN, BScN, will use both her professional and personal lived experience combined with up-to-date best practices, research and resources to offer professionals and peers the knowledge and know how to support pregnant, postpartum and newly parenting people who use substances. This training workshop will provide you with the insight, evidence-based information, increased confidence and comfort to implement useful tools, approaches and strategies to help you engage, support and maintain the supportive relationships necessary to offer gold standard care to your clients, participants or patients.
This training workshop is limited to 30 registrants to foster an intimate, engaging and safe place to reflect, share and grow in your professional practice in meaningful ways.
Day 1 Overview:
- Opening roundtable introductions
- A basic introduction to:
- Language matters
- The effects of substance use in pregnancy
- Withdrawal management in pregnancy
- Opioid Agonist Treatment (OAT) in pregnancy
- Breastfeeding, substance use & harm reduction
Day 2 Overview:
- A basic introduction to:
- The importance of wrap-around support and building a village
- Approaches and tools to provide best practice support that aims to be trauma-informed and culturally safe
- Supporting through transitions in and out of acute care, institutions and through engagement with child welfare
- Province-wide resources for professionals and pregnant, postpartum and newly parenting people
- Closing roundtable sharing
This training is limited to 30 participants. All participants will receive printed resources to help build their own best practice toolkit.
BCAPOP is grateful for the generous support for this training from the Provincial Perinatal Substance Use Program, BC Women's Hospital and Health Centre, PHSA, which has allowed us to offer this reduced registration fee.
Quote from a past participant:
“I just wanted to reach out to you because I have done so many trainings in my career as I am sure you have- and I wasn’t even planning on taking any courses as I have such a busy schedule (as I am sure you can understand as well!) I saw this come up and decided to take it.
I am so happy I did.
A big part of my job over the years is dealing with parents struggling with substance use during pregnancy and early parenthood and breastfeeding.
I loved the way you shared your personal stories intertwined in this training, it was done in such beautiful, helpful way.
I feel like there is always a dance between oversharing and sharing in a good way, when sharing our own personal experiences. The way you shared was very beneficial and beautiful and I believe a true gift to those taking the course.”
- Jordan Davis, Director of Health & Wellness, Williams Lake First Nation
About the facilitator:
Heather Cameron is a Registered Nurse with a Perinatal Specialty Certificate who has been working with pregnant people in a variety of settings since 2005. Her professional experience includes creating grass-roots programs, public speaking, and spearheading community events. As a Registered Nurse, Heather has worked in multiple settings including withdrawal management, labour & delivery, and maternity. Heather is also a mother of two girls and a person with lived experience, which informs her professional practice.
Heather has a proven track record of being able to bring communities together with her experience organizing conferences, creating grass-roots programs and influencing system changes at the local level. Two projects that Heather is most proud of included a peer-based recovery support group for birth parents affected by substance use and “Health Pregnancy Care Meetings” that supported perinatal people as early as possible in their pregnancy to overcome identified barriers prior to delivery. Heather may be most well-known for her delivery of workshops on Supporting Birth Parents and Families with Who Use Substances, presented through multiple conferences in BC, Alberta and featured in the World Harm Reduction Conference in England. Her volunteer involvement on a variety of committees including Make Children First, Perinatal Connections, Raise-a Reader, and S.W.A.T. (Sex Workers Accessing Treatment) has influenced Heather’s knowledge base and ability to create impactful change within communities. Heather’s experience, passion and credentials all contribute to her drive to support professionals, organizations and families as the Executive Director of BCAPOP.
Additional information about this in person workshop:
- Coffee/tea & snacks will be provided during morning & afternoon breaks.
- Lunch will be provided.
- Travel expenses and/or hotel accommodations are not included; and are the responsibility of the participant (not BCAPOP).
If you require hotel accommodations, a rate of $250 per night is being offered to BCAPOP guests until September 2nd, if available. To book at this rate click here. Or, contact the Westin Wall Centre, Vancouver Airport directly for their best available rate.
- Hotel information:
Westin Wall Centre, Vancouver Airport
3099 Corvette Way, Richmond BC, V6X 4K3
Covid-19 Health & Safety:
All attendees agree to:
Who should attend? This training is for helping professionals and peers: pregnancy outreach workers, nurses, physicians, child welfare workers, family support workers, social workers, health/social service students, outreach workers, shelter workers, detox workers, treatment centre workers, midwives, doulas, birth workers, child birth educators, peer support workers and anyone else who supports pregnant people.
Interested in registering groups of 5 or more? Please contact Monica at firstname.lastname@example.org
Registration Terms & Payment Policies and Deadlines
No refunds or cancellations. Substitutions are permitted.
BCAPOP is grateful for the generous support for this training from the Provincial Perinatal Substance Use Program, BC Women's Hospital and Health Centre, PHSA, which has allowed us to offer this reduced registration fee:
BCAPOP Member - $300 per person | Non-Member: $350 per person
*Note: our regular registration rates will be charged for future training sessions; regular rates are:
BCAPOP Member - $500 per person | Non-Member: $550 per person
Registration Terms & Conditions:
Registration is not complete until payment is received.
The following payment deadlines are in place for this event:
- Registration deadline - September 19th: Payment on pending registrations must be received by September 19th; otherwise pending registration will be cancelled.
- September 19th - September 30th: credit card payments only. Payment must be received within 15 minutes of registering; otherwise pending registration will be cancelled.
Reminder: Only individuals listed under a member profile are eligible to receive member pricing. You must be logged in to your BCAPOP account BEFORE REGISTERING for a paid event in order to receive discounted member pricing, as pricing cannot be adjusted after registration. Member accounts must be in good standing to receive discounted member pricing.