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Counselling, information and referral

Our professional development training

Online training | In person training | Guest lectures | Agency visits | Participant feedback

Our training sessions are open to all healthcare and allied health practitioners with reduced rates for students.

Non-directive Pregnancy Options Counselling & Applied Practice

First session: Evidence-based information on non-directive all options counselling - parenting, alternative care arrangements and adoption and abortion
Second session: Key counselling communication techniques and applied practice

Online 6 & 13 September BOOKINGS CLOSED

Introduction to reproductive coercion, contraceptive options & Applied Practice

First session: Developing our understanding of reproductive coercion and abuse in the context of pregnancy and pregnancy decision making
Second session: Counselling supporting increased reproductive autonomy and applied practice

Online 20 & 27 September 2021 2-4pm REGISTER HERE

Resolution not recovery: Introduction to post-abortion counselling & Applied Practice

First session:  Considers short-term counselling in the context of post-abortion. It will enhance understanding of factors in resolution after an abortion, assessment and referral pathways for health care practitioners
Second session : Counselling frameworks, practitioner self-care and applied practice

Online 11 & 18 October 2021 2-4pm REGISTER HERE

In person training 

We convene face-to-face COVID Safe Events  Click for current Queensland Health COVID-19 advice.

Please note: Each session below can be booked individually,  but held on the same day -  we recommend registering for all 3 sessions for a full-day immersive training experience. Lunch and refreshments provided for full day registrants.

Non-directive pregnancy options counselling Brisbane (3 hours)

A specialized pregnancy options training module for health and allied healthcare practitioners who may work with pregnant people in the context of pregnancy decision making. This short program provides evidence-based information on non-directive all options counselling - parenting, alternative care arrangements, adoption and abortion and key counselling communication techniques

February 2022 Register your interest at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Intersection of unplanned pregnancy, domestic violence, reproductive coercion & contraception options Brisbane (2 hours)

Workshop explores domestic violence and reproductive coercion in the context of pregnancy decision-making. It will enhance understanding, assessment and referral pathways for health and allied health care and support practitioners who may provide pregnancy decision making support, counselling and or post-abortion counselling or who are supporting clients who have ongoing case management or engagement with services.

February 2022 Register your interest at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Introduction to post-abortion counselling -  Resolution not recovery Brisbane (2 hours)

Workshop that considers short-term counseling in the post-abortion context. It will enhance understanding of factors in resolution after an abortion, assessment and referral pathways for health and allied health care and support practitioners who may provide pregnancy decision making support, counselling or post-abortion counselling or in a case management context.

February 2022 Register your interest at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Responding to Termination of Pregnancy - Cairns & Hinterland full day

October is Sexual Violence Awareness Month

Children by Choice, Cairns Sexual Health and Cairns Sexual Assault services have teamed up to facilitate an immersive, full day training workshop for health and allied health care practitioners who provide clinical services, counselling or support to people who may want to consider pregnancy options, have experienced sexual violence or require post-abortion support. 

If you have previously attended our Cairns based training, this is an opportunity to update practice and extend your professional networks.

Join us to reflect on the work you do. Refreshments & light lunch provided.

Cairns: 8 October 2021 REGISTER HERE

Guest lectures

We deliver guest lectures and presentations on request to tertiary medical, nursing, public health, midwifery, or law students, and other groups. These lectures are tailor-made to meet course requirements

Agency visits

We welcome visits from workers across the community, health and education sectors to talk about our work and what's important to your clients and organisation. Let us know if you would like us to visit your service

What our training participants say 

" An informative training session that will improve my practice" 

"Wonderful training, useful evidence, practice, handouts and use of language"


"It fortified my perception of Children by Choice as an evidence-based service provider"

“I loved the opportunity for discussion and linking to practice."


"Very insightful and provided information as to what needs to be done to advocate for women."

"Excellent - gave us everything we needed to know plus more. It enabled me to question my belief on a more global perspective."


"After your session our team spoke of how excellent the presentation was and how practical the content. Your presentation skills are second to none!"

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Last modified on: 07 September 2021
Our professional development training
07 September 2021

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