The information relevant to the formation and facilitation of successful support groups is often overlooked. As a result, support groups are mismanaged, ineffective, and suffer from low attendance. The purpose of this course is to explore the components necessary to form and facilitate meaningful support groups, as well as how to manage participants and operation of the groups.
Wonderful job! I loved the theme! The subject matter was creatively and clearly presented. Very helpful tips to consider.Kate DiMarco Ruck, IBCLC
I found this course helpful in thinking through what you want your support group to offer to your community.Anna Foster
Chanelle is a stay at home wife and mom of two. After facing many challenges while breastfeeding her son for a year, including a less than stellar lactation consultant experience, an overactive letdown, and milk overflowing with lipase, she was determined to have a different experience with her daughter.
After googling more than google could handle and living part time on breastfeeding websites like Kelly-Mom, she realized with her second child, knowledge is power. With this newfound power she was able to nurse and pump for her daughter for 15 months. Through her experiences with breastfeeding, she became the go-to expert in her group, which led to the realization that perhaps lactation consulting and helping Black breastfeeding families could be a career. She was a guest on the Lactation Business Coaching Podcast here.
This “Titty Tech™ ” can be found operating her private practice, Hey Mama Lactation and Perinatal Care, in Southern New Jersey. She is also a member of the New Jersey Breastfeeding Coalition, La Leche League, and a WIC breastfeeding peer counselor. When she’s not talking boobs, babies, and breastmilk, she enjoys baking and binge watching Hulu and Netflix.
I’ll Be There For You: The One Where We Learn About Running Effective Support Groups (1 L-CERP + 1 CEU)
“I’ve been a member of so many support groups in the past which often times fell flat when it came to meeting my expectations. Many lacked effective leadership to facilitate meaningful interactions among the participants. It’s always been my goal in the groups I lead to set our intentions clearly from the start as well as to reflect on the value of the groups we take the time to attend. Creating and maintaining a support group isn’t as simple as getting people together in the same location; it’s about uplifting and moving forward together inside of a common cause.”Chanelle Andrews, IBCLC, CBS