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  • 28 March, 2024, 9:00 am
  • 4hr
  • online

This workshop considers the practical counselling skills needed in the context of pregnancy options. It will enhance understanding of how to have these conversations with clients. How to navigate different types of case presentations and practical skills to manage different scenarios.

Untitled (930 × 530 px) (16)
For Professionals

This workshop aims to build your skills and confidence in speaking and supporting clients through and post their abortion. The workshop looked at the goals of pregnancy options counselling, its fundamentals, the counselling context, clients’ rights and common acronyms. It will also explore what inclusive language means, and some changes to the language in the reproductive rights space. This workshop focuses on building individuals’ communication and conceptualization skills to ensure compassionate abortion care provision. The workshop also looks at understanding common responses to abortion and how to explore a person’s pregnancy story.

On completion of this workshop, you will: 

  • Be able to describe the goals of pregnancy options counselling
  • Describe the fundamentals, context and clients’ rights of pregnancy options counselling
  • Be aware of and adapt language which is inclusive and non-judgmental
  • Understand a client’s context and pregnancy story
  • Describe the principles of trauma-informed care
  • Have knowledge of the common responses people may experience post-abortion
  • Feel confident to practice compassionate abortion care with clients directly.

Note: While an intersectional lens has been embedded across this training, there is also a section of our online module which further explains intersectionality and its relationship to reproductive rights.  It is assumed that everyone attending CbyC training has completed the short online information module before commencing the training.

Workshop aims

Build the capacity of all professionals working directly or indirectly in the health provision and/or domestic and family violence space to understand, communicate about, and manage Reproductive Coercion and Abuse

Workshop structure

This workshop is run online for over four hours. There will be plenty of breaks and time for discussions and activities throughout the training. It is expected that participants will have their cameras on throughout the training.

Time and assessment

This workshop will take approximately 4 hours and it is estimated that the online module will take under 60mins to complete.

On completion of this workshop, a Certificate of Completion will be issued.

Target audience

This workshop is for anyone who has or is working in the human services, and community services sector and who has either completed an introduction to pregnancy options or who has extensive knowledge of sexual and reproductive health. It is appropriate for social workers, community workers, nurses, GPs and support workers.

Each delivery is capped at 25 participants. Minimum numbers apply in order for the scheduled training to proceed. We also have several scholarship positions for the training. To apply for a scholarship please complete the EOI form on this link and attach a letter of support from your employer or supervisor.

Prerequisite knowledge

Completion of Introduction to Pregnancy Options and Introduction to RCA.

Participants are required to have a strong understanding of violence against women, primary prevention and the causes/drivers of violence against women as this content will not be covered in the workshop. Participants are also expected to be familiar with the concept of intersectionality.

Other enquiries: [email protected]


Children by Choice acknowledges Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples as the Traditional Custodians of Country throughout Australia and the continuing connection to lands, waters and communities.

In particular, we acknowledge the country north and south of the Brisbane River, as the home of both the Turrbul and Jagera nations. We pay our respect to them, their culture, and to their Elders both past and present.

Children by Choice reserves the right to alter this program or facilitator/s without further notice, however, the program is intended to run as agreed. Children by Choice reserves the right to cancel this training workshop, and if this occurs, registrants will be notified and any advance payments refunded in full.
 This event is offered in accordance with Children by Choice’s pro-choice framework. Children by Choice reserve the right to refuse registrations and remove individuals from the event and to hold sessions virtually if needed due to current Queensland Health advice. 


Up to 25 people


Social workers, community workers, nurses, GPs and support workers.




$40 - $65 AUD + BF

Frequently Asked Questions

Training scholarships

Yes we do!

Children by Choice are excited to announce a new sponsorship opportunity for health professionals to access training scholarships.

To apply, you must meet at least one of the below criteria:

– First Nations
– Regional, rural or remote QLD location
– A person with a disability
– Migrant or refugee background
– Financial pressure

Complete the form here to apply for one of our training scholarships –