Menstruation is increasingly recognized as an issue in domestic and global public health. Menstrual cycles have not stopped during the coronavirus pandemic. In fact, period poverty — the inability to afford menstrual products — has increased as job insecurity, homelessness, and food insecurity continue to rise. There is a growing menstrual equity movement to not only end period poverty but to address menstruation education and stigma, and to ensure that people have access to health care resources, empowering a generation of unapologetic menstruators.
Participants will learn the basics of reproductive health (specifically menstruation
and menstrual hygiene management), understand the importance of addressing
period poverty and other forms of period trauma, examine the role of fathers and menstrual hygiene management and identify tools for supporting youth and adults who menstruate. At the end of the training, participants will have the knowledge and skills they need to support menstruators and feel comfortable sharing information about menstruation with others.
2 CEUs Awarded
This program is approved for 2 Social Worker Continuing Education Units for relicensure in accordance with 258 CMR Collaborative of NASW and The Boston College and Simmons Schools of Social Work.
Joint Program of Fathers & Family Network South Coast, The Family Nurturing Center of Massachusetts, and Cape Cod Fathers & Family Network
The Fathers and Family Network is a statewide networking and training group for professionals who work with fathers. The group helps professionals enhance skills, learn new strategies for engaging fathers, and coordinate services across the state.