About Jennie BIrkholz

Transforming Trauma in Prenatal and Perinatal Care

This webinar provides an overview of trauma in the prenatal and perinatal stage and its potential impact. Then the trauma informed care model is reviewed with practical strategies organizations and practitioners can implement in order create a place of safety and promote resiliency.

About Jennie Birkholz

Jennie Birkholz is the Principle with Breakwater Light, a consulting firm that partners with multi-sector organizations and communities focused on positive social impact. Projects are oriented around community asset mapping, innovative leveraging of those assets and creating powerful networks for change. She has provided trauma trainings and consultations to churches, hospice networks, early childhood coalitions, schools and community-wide coalitions.As a person with lived experience and someone who worked with persons who experienced trauma, Jennie brings hands-on perspective to the work. Jennie served in the behavioral health field for over 15 years, supporting substance abuse, mental health, disaster relief and other community services at the executive level. She earned a Bachelor of Science in Psychology from Texas A&M University and a Masters of Healthcare Administration from Texas State University. Jennie is a certified Youth Mental Health First Aid Trainer, and a SAMHSA Trauma-Informed Care trainer. She is also the creator and leader of the Texas Faith Health Network. For more information see: www.breakwaterlight.com