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Survivor Moms' Companioin

Survivor Moms' Companion

Survivor Moms' Companion

Survivor Moms’ Companion is a psychoeducational program designed to help pregnant women with a history of childhood maltreatment break the cycles of abuse and psychiatric vulnerability in their lives and the lives of the newly born.

Survivor Moms' Companion is a training program of the Sidran Institute and the University of Michigan. Julia Seng, CNM, Ph.D., FAAN and Mickey Sperlich, CPM, MSW, Ph.D., are the midwives who developed Survivor Moms’ Companion. Mickey, a professor at the University of Buffalo, is author of the book Survivor Moms: Women's Stories of Birthing, Mothering and Healing after Sexual Abuse from which SMC is derived. Julia is a professor at the University of Michigan and coauthor of Trauma Informed Care in the Perinatal Period (Protecting Children and Young People).