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birth circle for teens with substance abuse and mental health issues

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Hello! I currently volunteer at a treatment facility for pregnant and parenting teens with a variety of issues ranging from substance abuse to mental health conditions. I have noticed that these girls really seem passionate and excited to talk about their birth experiences and am wanting to start a birth circle there. I am currently looking for ideas that I could incorporate into the process along with telling the stories. Some of the ideas I have are exploring their births through art and writing. However I am not extremely talented in the arts. Any other ideas or thoughts?

 

Thanks!

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Have you checked out the book "Birthing from Within"? It is primarily geared toward pregnancy, but you could probably get some good ideas from there.

 

I just wanted to say that I think what you're doing is awesome!

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yes, great advice! birthing from within has some great ideas and has been my only resource thus far. thanks for responding and any other ideas are appreciated! 

 

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