Free e-Booklets

Before birth, breastfeeding, and birth education became my primary passions in life, I was deeply connected to several other causes and wrote three booklets based on different areas (non-birth related, though one does have a section in it for doulas). I have decided to make the booklets available for download as FREE PDFs.

Talking to a Battered Woman

A helpful guide intended for people working with battered women on a short-term basis: volunteers in crisis hotline or residential settings, crisis workers, hospital personnel, and informal helpers such as friends. Provides useful sections about: Domestic Violence Dynamics; Active Listening Skills & Empathy; Boundaries; Interaction Tips–Do’s & Don’ts; Sharing Pain; Self-Care; Resources; Sample Safety Plan. This 32 page booklet is perfect for use in training sessions and as an ongoing quick reference. It is also a convenient primer on general interaction skills.
* Publisher: Stonehaven Place LLC; 1st edition (2004)
* Pages: 32
* Language: English
* ISBN-10: 097442661X
* ISBN-13: 978-0974426617

Talking to Someone Whose Child is Dying

Includes a special section with ideas for doulas and other birth professionals. This guide is intended for use as a general guideline for interacting with families of terminally or critically ill children on a short-term basis. Volunteers in residential or hospital settings, hospital or crisis workers, and informal helpers such as friends will find this guide helpful. Includes a resource section as well as sections about: Developing Rapport, Active Listening Skills, Boundaries, Do’s & Don’ts, Sharing Pain, Self-care, When a Baby Dies. This 28 page booklet is perfect for training sessions, for ongoing use as a quick reference, and can be viewed as a small primer in appropriate interaction skills.
* Publisher: Stonehaven Place LLC; 1st edition (2004)
* Language: English
* Pages: 28
* ISBN-10: 0974426601
* ISBN-13: 978-0974426600

A Quick Guide to Successful Volunteering

This helpful guide will help you explore what it means to be a successful volunteer. From choosing the best position for you, to tips from the field, this book presents a realistic overview off how you can help and how to define your role. Includes sections about: Choosing a position; Rewards & Benefits; Cautions; Rights & Responsibilities; Tips & Notes. This 28 page guide is intended primarily for long-term, human service volunteers working in formal non-profit agencies with both paid & volunteer staff members.
* Publisher: Stonehaven Place LLC; 1st edition (2003)
* Pages: 28
* Language: English
* ISBN-10: 0974426628
* ISBN-13: 978-0974426624

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