Community Supported Postpartum Facilitator Course

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Build a sustainable second income stream for your birthworker business in just 9 days.

Add a second revenue stream to your body of work with this comprehensive, turn-key curriculum. Make money while creating a sustainable ecosystem of care for new families in your local community.

This program is for passionate birth workers, doulas, and aspiring family champions of all sorts who are committed to caregiving-- but continue to find themselves stuck in a cycle of over-serving and under-earning.

If you’re answering your calling to work in the birthing industry, chances are you care. A lot. So, why is it so tough to make ends meet when you’re so committed to caring for new families?

Is it just me? NO.

We live in a culture that undervalues the most invaluable aspect of life: CARE.

Your struggle is born out of a culture of toxic capitalism, consumerism, colonialism and hyper-independence (Isolation Culture). Building a care-based business feels impossible when you’re on your own. But Isolation Culture teaches us to see other birth workers as competitors instead of what they really are: our most essential collaborators.

When we come together to unlearn the unnatural social conditioning of disconnection-- we reclaim the power of our interconnectedness. (And we teach others how to do the same.)

From there, we build thriving businesses which support ourselves and our community. (And, we create a culture much more conducive to family life along the way. )

Build a Caregiving Ecosystem,
 add steady income (with predictable hours!) to your business +
 create thriving networks to support yourself,
your fellow birthworkers,
AND new families.









Reserve your seat today to join our next course that begins June 5th, 2021. 

This program has absolutely EVERYTHING you need (and more) to create and run your own local parent + baby groups
for new families during the postpartum year.

The best part is, it’s easy to implement and make your own--for YOUR unique community.

The #1 way to support new families is simple: embody the values of connection, empathy, support and care in every aspect of how you run your business. When you do, you give new parents permission to center these values in themselves and how they raise their children.

This is how you get yourself out of the over-giving, under-earning burn out spiral. This is how you make money creating value-based culture.





I'm in!

Rebuilding the village is an inside job.

Meet your facilitator:

Hi, I’m Kerry Ingram. I’m a certified postpartum caregiver, early childhood educator, doula, mother and feminist community organizer. I created Community Supported Postpartum Care 9 years ago because I’m passionate about creating a culture that values caregiving as the foundation of a just society. My superpower is connecting people with resources, empowering others to create care-based communities, and coaching birth professionals to build thriving businesses in resourced and connective ways (no more burn out).

I created the CSPP facilitator training program to be the most comprehensive income generating, community building, co-empowering super-resource available to committed birth workers who are sick of under-earning.

Become a living, breathing, well-resourced RESOURCE HUB in your community with this MASTER CLASS in connectivity and co-empowerment. (ps. When you do, your network markets your work for you, and your “competition” becomes collaboration).

Learn how to create an Caregiving Ecosystem for postpartum families (in just 9 days)

A turn-key business guide + full curriculum + 9 Day Immersion for Feminist Birth Professionals who are ready to create a new revenue stream while they Radically Reframe the culture of early parenthood.

I'm in!

Parents don't need fixing, they need support!

The Details:

A Comprehensive Digital Community Supported Postpartum Handbook-- chock-full of resources and activities + a thorough business how-to guide + a complete curriculum for running your own local parent-baby groups ... so you have absolutely everything you need to create a deep and nourishing group experience, without having to build it all from scratch yourself (we’re talking more than 20 years of curated magic).


Exclusive group facilitator content (songs, games, conversation prompts, ideas for guest speakers, supply checklist, enrollment details, how to structure your group, etc)...so you can roll out your new offering efficiently and offer your community quality educational materials to support them in growing as a new parent.

The facilitator resource hub will help you clarify your vision and confidently implement your new community groups, so you can feel confident and empowered as a leader, even if you’re completely new to postpartum work.

The Sample Bundle is an exhaustive online collection of peer based (CSPP alum) community building resources for your treasure box of over 100 already made-for-you-classes, so you can adapt or simply put them into action without re-inventing the wheel.

Listing and promotion on the CSPP website, mailing list, and social media pages to support you in promoting your new group.

Access to monthly co-work hours for ongoing support  Kerry Ingram <link to about>, CSPP creator and educator, ensuring you get the most out of my extensive experience and expertise.

And of course the 9 LIVE + Interactive Days of Training on the course & Zoom*
*participation required







What folks are saying:

This online course is presented in a community centered approach, so you are not only learning from Kerry, but also from your fellow participants from around the world. It is a very comprehensive course, and Kerry is very approachable and generous! 

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~Brooke Larsen, Mendocino, CA

What they are saying:

Kerry, you've created such a beautiful offering to the world. I say the world because I believe that the entire world and planet benefit when we take care of mothers and children. It's taking care of the human race. I'm very excited to work with you on this vision.

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~ Brooke Sidney Harbour, Los Angeles, CA

The Details

In this nine day live course that begins 06/05/2021 you will learn how to create a supportive gathering for parents and babies in your own community. Participation during the nine days is required.

Each day of the course, new content (text, videos, live webinars for Q&A and printables) is released via a link to the course sent directly to your inbox. You decide when you can spend 2 hours each day participating by reading articles, watching videos, writing responses to questions and reading the replies from others.

Two days before the course begins, you will receive the digital Community Supported Postpartum Handbook which you are welcome to print or keep as an e-file (or both). You can also purchase the printed full curriculum. The Handbook is a great tool for the foundation pieces like why this work is important, basics of setting up your class, supplies, where to find participants, recipes, songs and games. We will read through this as a group through the week as a small part of our work together and you can return to it any time.

I'll will be alongside you the 9 days, answering questions and fully present for each participant every day.  live videos duringWe have 5 live Zoom calls during our time for Q&A-schedule released before the first day.

At the end of the nine day training, you will have access to the resource hub that can be accessed at any time to further prepare you for successfully creating and sustaining a local group.

Lastly, you can connect with other facilitators in our Mighty Network Group to share relevant articles, ask questions and encourage each other's success.

Live Video Schedule:
6/5- 9am PST/12pm EST 
6/7- 4pm PST/7pm EST
6/9- 4pm PST/7pm EST
6/11- 9am PST/12pm EST
6/13- 4pmPST/7pm EST  

Course Modules:

Day One: Reflect What brought your here, why is community support important for new families? What is your intention and inspiration to gather new parents and postpartum caregivers? Learn about the community supported postpartum vision.


Day Two: Acknowledge What does the postpartum time look like in your community presently? Recognizing isolation culture and its impact on early parenting. Learn the common nurturing practices that have existed for centuries for the postpartum period. Notice the threads that weave us together collectively. Acknowledge the needs of our unique community.


Day Three: The Fourth Trimester Why is the postpartum season so vital to the health of parents, families and communities? How can we, as a community, step into our necessary role to acknowledge this as a time unto itself and wrap ourselves around new families in support of this transition. How to become a choice illuminator to build a healthy ecosystem of support for new families and those who care for them.

Day Four: Gather The heart of this vision is gathering in real life, face to face. Learn how to connect with your community and the families you will serve. Learn how to name and talk about the systematic beliefs and harmful narratives that devalue and erase the realities of early parenting and postpartum healing. Receive a supply list as well as ways to gather resources for your group. *Support in the time of Covid-19, yes. I have added to this module how to shift your group online in light of the Pandemic and other natural disasters.

Day Five: Community Building
It is the task of community to re-orient to new parents and support them in early parenting. We will also look closer at isolation culture, systems and narratives that contribute to devaluing caregiving and parenting. Learn ways to connect and nurture community in support of new parents. Learn to create a safe place rooted in trust, integrity and safety. How to cultivate a sense of belonging and safety. Making requests~how to support families to do so, and what is stopping us from asking for help.

Day Six: Collective Wisdom Invite the wisdom and expertise of your community's postpartum professionals to support your group. Learn the components of a well-balanced gathering. Practice creating a sample class with other participants. You will receive over 100 examples of themed classes you can offer...with every delicious detail!

Day Seven: The Value of Caregiving Today you will learn the nuts and bolts that have sustained local gatherings all around the world. We will also have an honest conversation about worth and value. See what my annual rhythm looks like from outreach, enrollment to scheduling each group so you can do it with ease and organization. We are re-defining how we value parents and those who care for parents.

Day Eight: Caring Culture a culture of consent and body fluency with infants. Protect and encourage innate parent-wisdom, parent-baby bonding and the roots of respectful baby tending. Today we also learn about the importance of welcoming elders and inter-generational gatherings. Learn how to create a safe, warm and welcoming space. We will also create a simple plan to care for ourselves as facilitators.

Day Nine: Your Treasure Box Finish the training with oodles of resources for your own inspiration as well as thoughtful articles, recipes, conversation prompts, printable guides and journal pages and oh so much more.

count me in!

This course is for:

Birth workers who wish to offer continued care and community building

Postpartum professionals who feel called to work in the lens of community groups

Organizations who want to offer an inter-generational model of gathering

Educators who are ready to include nurturing parents alongside of nurturing babies

Waldorf, LifeWays, REI and Montessori caregivers ready to add parent care to their classes.

Parents, community members and elders who know the value of giving and receiving support in the postpartum year.

Parents inching their way back to work doing something that gives back to their community.

Community builders who believe inter-generational gatherings nourish families and neighborhoods..

This course is NOT  for:

Someone who wants to offer this as an online class. This is for real life in-person gatherings. (and in a pandemic, sometimes we need to go online temporarily)

Someone who has very strong ideas on what is "the best" way to raise a baby. 

Someone who can not devote requested time each day during the training week.

You’ll also get access to the resource hub to refine and design the ideal course for your life and your community.

Sustaining Community: Real life tools and resources to share with your group on how to stay connected and truly build community. We can help facilitate strong connections by offering resources like freezer stocking parties, swaps and care-shares for parents to grow together.

Preparing for your class:
How to get clear on your intention for the group, how exactly you want your class to be structured, gathering helpful resources for parents and designing the space.

Organization: How to streamline the process of outreach, enrollment, continued contact and planning ahead for your next season. I have learned so much in the last 6 years, and want to make this as easy as possible for you without reinventing the wheel.

Facilitator Care: If you are nurturing the nurturers, how do you nurture yourself? In this webinar, we will get clear how how much you want to be available after contact hours and in what way, how to weave in best practices for your own care during your week, how to reach out for extra support, having a back up plan in place and making time for your own inner work.

ENROLL NOW!

The online course and handbook include:

+ The importance of a strong community during the postpartum year.  
+ Thoughtful and relevant articles about supporting parents, gathering resources and creating a judgement-free space.
+ Practical and clear steps on how to start and grow a group in your community.
+ Songs and games that build connection for parents and babies.
+ Nourishing recipes for the postpartum year.
+ An invitation-only online resource for facilitators to share valuable information.
+ Ideas and support for community outreach and promotion.
+ Access to the resource hub that you can use anytime to deepen your understanding as a facilitator and connect with other facilitators.
+ Plenty of one on one support from Community Supported Postpartum creator, Kerry Ingram, during the entire course.

Client Love

The Community Supported Postpartum model feels like a much needed balm for a culture that places undue value on individualism and consumerism that can leave new mothers feeling isolated and overwhelmed. Drawing on the wisdom of others in the community and creating a intergenerational group for parents and babies to gather, share, and create feels essential in creating true community. I have so appreciated this training and it's offerings. I am completely inspired to bring what I have learned here into my own community and now I feel confident that I have the tools to do so successfully!

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~ Sonja Barclay, Portland, OR

Client Love

This course is a thorough guide on how to host and facilitate a consistent gathering of mothers in one's own community - especially new mothers navigating their whole new lives. How to uplift and value motherhood, and open doors to the significant feeling and security of having a village to support one's mothering journey. Honestly, something that should be so natural and simple, yet, in our modern times, has become a highly-involved to-do to check off our long lists.

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~Aisyah Ezral, Oakland, CA

Client Love

Kerry has created such a special curriculum for the Community Supported Postpartum course. It was so wonderful to delve into the "why" at the start and so motivating to reflect on the importance of this work and hear the perspectives of the other participants. It is obvious that a lot of thought, heart and hard work went into this course. You will finish with surprising new perspectives and shifts in your ways of thinking, as well as charged up and excited to bring this important work to your community! 

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~Jasmiene Powers, CA

Client Love

The Community Supported Postpartum course is thorough. From it’s aesthetics to abstract thinking of heart, purpose and vision, to the nuts and bolts of “how to create a group,” no detail was spared. Kerry’s years of experience as a group facilitator along with her experience as a educator, postpartum doula as well as being a mama and foster parent herself, she brings knowledge and insight to one of the most challenging times, the postpartum year. 

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~Jenyng Wu, CA

Parents don't need another online group. They need each other.

I believe that we grow a kinder, more humane world by building communities that prioritize CARE and connection.

Go from feeling isolated, invisible, overwhelmed, depleted and underpaid to connected, empowered, vibrant, resourced and thriving… in 9 days.

When you’ve completed your course, you’ll be fully empowered to create a nourished local community of care AND a regenerative business that brings you income, ideal clients, and fulfilling, impactful work.

RESERVE YOUR SPOT TODAY!
(14 students MAX per course)
When the course is full, a waitlist will hold your spot.


Schedule for 2021

March 6-14- FULL
June 5-13
September 4-12
December 4-12

We offer this course four times this year (because distance learning, mom-ing and running a business takes time), our next course is scheduled for June 5th 2021.

Pay in full for $997

We offer one scholarship each course for a black postpartum professional-who deserves more representation in the realms of birth and post-natal wellness. Please email kerry@motheringarts.com for more information.

Need a payment plan? email kerry@motheringarts.com and we can figure out something that works for both of us.

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Frequently Asked Questions

Where does the course take place?

Where does the course take place?

Wherever you feel you can be focused on your computer for about one-two hours each day, you choose the time of day that works best for you. Upon enrollment you will receive the schedule of live Zoom videos for the session.

How much time does this course take?

How much time does this course take?

Our online course is a nine day live course course to accompany our handbook which will be e-mailed to you before we begin. Plan on devoting two hours each day (though it may not take you nearly that long) during the course at any time that fits into your rhythm. Many of you are busy caregivers!

Participation on the closed online forum is required and valuable for sharing our unique ideas. It enhances the training exponentially!

What happens when I finish the course?

What happens when I finish the course?

Upon completion you will receive an invitation to our online community resources and monthly co-work hours.

Is Community Supported Postpartum a franchise?

Is Mothering Arts-Community Supported Postpartum a franchise?

Is Mothering Arts-Community Supported Postpartum a franchise?

No, it is the name of my curriculum/online course AND my licensed business. It is not a franchise, I believe in uplifting sovereignty and individualism, I trust that each community organizer knows their community best. Our course will give you a well stocked tools chest to gather, nurture and weave support in your own way.

Will you share ways to reach out and reach my community?

Will you share ways to reach out and reach my community?

Yes, we have great practical ideas to support you to make connections.

Will you talk about how you model your business?

Will you talk about how you model your business?

Yes, though many facilitators have their own way of offering their group, I am happy to share my own journey and some great resources and additional support recommendations to create a solid foundation.