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International Doula Institute

Location: Pennsylvania


Training offered
Birth Doula Certification Program(CD), Postpartum Doula Certification Program(CPD), Diversity, Equity and Inclusion for Birth Workers, Certified Breastfeeding Counselor Program(CBC), Certified Childbirth Educator Program(CBE), Advanced Lactation 201(LC201), Perinatal Nutrition Educator, (CPNE) AND Certified Prenatal Yoga Instructor Program(CPYI)
Summary of qualifications
Please find more information about our diverse team of educators here: Aliza Juliette, Founder and Director Maria Silver Pyanov, CPD, CCE Dr. Shilpee Aggarwal, BSC, PhD Donna Sinnott, BBA, IBCLC, CD, CPD aka Boob Donna Melissa Bancoff, BA, ME Randi Coen Gilbert, MA, E-RYT 500, RPYT, YACEP, CD Meghan Massaro, Registered Dietitian RD LDN Glenn Kaplan, MD Chief of Neonatology at Main Line Health Marsha Sims, Author and Professional Organizer Additional education, support, and overall contribution to the training came through conversations and submissions by: Refuge Midwifery (based in Philadelphia); Amy Millar of the Philadelphia Mayor’s Commission for People With Disabilities; Lauren Alden Latoya Maddox Dominique Howell of Liberty Resources Doula Camille Barnes Social Worker Ashley Jones, BA
Style of teaching
The International Doula Institute uses criterion referenced assessment providing an objective reference standard. This means that examinees are evaluated on how they perform relative to a fixed set of criteria and the test takers own knowledge base and ability to perform his or her duties as a postpartum doula. Our certification exam includes multiple choice and open-ended questions, however we do not rely only on those methods in our examination. Programs that rely on traditional methods of examination alone promote memorization of facts rather than retained applicable skill. The inclusion of these traditional methods of assessment are important, but we have also included authentic assessment(also called performance assessment) measuring the intellectual and hands-on accomplishments that are worthwhile, significant and meaningful to the work of a postpartum doula. We use authentic assessment to test performance of skills, demonstrate use of a particular knowledge, simulations and role plays.
Years offering training

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