This poster will provide attendees with an overview of the relationship between maternal empowerment and adjustment among mothers who have experienced birth trauma, birth defects, and childhood disability. Attendees will learn about the shared maternal lived experiences of birth trauma, plan for continued research, interventions, and recommendations for rehabilitation counselors and professionals, counselor educators, practitioners, other allied health professionals, and the community at large.
Participants will learn about the relationship between maternal empowerment and maternal adjustment, and interventions to serve as a mediating factor to birth trauma.
Participants will learn about the most frequently occurring birth traumas.
In addition to the study’s findings, participants will learn about mother’s direct experiences, challenges, and opinions on best practices for counselor educators, healthcare staff, rehabilitation and other allied health professionals to best support mothers to better adjust and negotiate traumatic birth experiences.
Maternal Empowerment and Adjustment among Mothers Experiencing Birth Trauma,
Winston Salem State University