Optimizing care for women and girls affected by female genital cutting: An interdisciplinary workshop for health care providers and students

Nov 9, 2018
7:30 am - 5pm
Carpenter Room, School of Nursing School of Nursing
East Baltimore Campus
Registration is required
This event is free
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Who can attend?

  • Faculty
  • Staff
  • Students
  • General public

Contact

Mara Evans

Description

The free workshop features the nation's expert on female genital cutting, Crista Johnson-Agbakwu, the founder and director of Refugee Women's Health Clinic at the Maricopa Integrated Health System, and includes hands-on skill building in assessment, diagnosis, counseling, and management. To register, participants will complete a research study to assess the impact of an educational workshop on the knowledge, attitudes, confidence, and skills of providers and students who may care for women and girls with female genital cutting. Participants will learn best practices for surgical defibulation procedure and challenging ethical and legal counseling. Other experts include:

  • Zeinab Eyega, the executive director of the Sauti Yetu Center for African Women and Families
  • Nicole Warren, an assistant professor at the Johns Hopkins School of Nursing
  • Janine Young, the medical director of the Denver Health Refugee Clinic

The workshop is sponsored by the Johns Hopkins School of Nursing, the Johns Hopkins Medicine Department of Gynecology and Obstetrics, and the Johns Hopkins Alliance for a Healthier World.

Female genital cutting is a significant public health problem affecting approximately 200 million women worldwide and more than half a million women and girls in the U.S. The DC, Virginia, and Maryland area is home to the U.S.'s second-largest population of women and girls affected by female genital cutting.

Medical, nursing, and midwifery providers and students are encouraged to attend. Social service providers and all practitioners focused in reproductive, pediatric, school and/or mental health settings welcome. Participation is voluntary, and a decision whether or not to participate in this research will not affect employment, education, or training at Johns Hopkins.

Who can attend?

  • Faculty
  • Staff
  • Students
  • General public

Contact

Mara Evans
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