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The Impact of Violence Against Women in the Perinatal Period

November 30, 2021 @ 1:00 pm. - 2:30 pm.

Events from childhood can influence a woman’s current mothering experience, as well as her health and well-being. Fortunately, these experiences do not have to be the blueprint for the rest of her life. This session provides an overview of recent research on the effects of adverse childhood experiences (ACEs) and intimate partner violence (IPV). Also covered are the impact of violence on breastfeeding and how it can affect a woman’s body, mind, and spirit. You will learn how providers can help and support women experiencing violence.


Dr. Kathleen Kendall-Tackett, PhD, IBCLC, FAPA

Dr. Kendall-Tackett is a health psychologist and International Board Certified Lactation Consultant. She is the Editor-in-Chief of the journal, Psychological Trauma and was Founding Editor-in-Chief of Clinical Lactation, a position she held for 11 years. She is also a Fellow of the American Psychological Association in Health and Trauma Psychology, past President of the APA Division of Trauma Psychology, and a member of APA’s Publications and Communications Board.

Dr. Kendall-Tackett specializes in women’s-health research including breastfeeding, depression, trauma, and health psychology, and has won many awards for her work including the 2019 President’s Award for Outstanding Contributions to the Field of Trauma Psychology from the American Psychological Association. Dr. Kendall-Tackett has authored more than 470 articles or chapters and is author or editor of 39 books. Her most recent books include Depression in New Mothers, 3rd Edition (2017, Routledge UK), Women’s Mental Health Across the Lifespan (2017, Routledge US, with Lesia Ruglass), and The Phantom of the Opera: A Social History of the World’s Most Popular Musical (2018, Praeclarus). Her forthcoming book is called Breastfeeding Doesn’t Have to Suck (in press, American Psychological Association).

For more information about Dr. Kendall-Tackett, visit: www.kathleenkendall-tackett.com

Saskatchewan Prevention Institute