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An Introduction to unplanned pregnancy options and abortion pathways in Australia

Event Details
Date: 9 February 2021
Time: 1pm-2pm (AEDT)
Venue: Online
CPD hrs: 1 hour

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Organiser: AASW


(03) 9320 1000


The webinar provides participants with knowledge and skills to support decision-making for people who may have an unplanned pregnancy. Introducing current evidence-based information on all options – parenting, alternative care arrangements and adoption and abortion (including medication and surgical options)

Learning Objectives

Participants will:

  • Increase knowledge and understanding of unplanned pregnancy context in Australia and appropriate referral pathways
  • Consider and clarify personal and professional values
  • Improve options and referral pathway knowledge to support women and pregnant people experiencing an unplanned pregnancy
  • Gain an understanding the intersection of unplanned pregnancy, domestic violence and reproductive coercion
  • Identify potential need for post-abortion counselling referral

Please note: this webinar does not replace the requirement to complete mandatory Non Directive Pregnancy Support Counselling training to be eligible to offer this service under Medicare. Click here for more information.



Stephanie Chen BA, MSocWk, AASW

Steph Chen is the Training and Education Officer and Counsellor at Children by Choice; Australia’s only independent all options unplanned pregnancy counselling and community education statewide service.

She started social work practice in the Salvation Army Crisis Services in 2000; and supported patients across the lifespan as the Cystic Fibrosis Social Work clinician at Monash Health. She advocates for sexual and reproductive health literacy and reproductive autonomy. Previously a Counsellor/Advocate at Pregnancy Advisory Service, The Royal Women’s Hospital in Victoria and now at Children by Choice in Queensland, she has worked in both services preceding, during and after abortion decriminalization.

Location and date

9 February 2021
1pm-2pm (AEDT)


Members $60 (incl GST)
New Graduates, Retired and Student Members $30 (incl GST)
Non-members $80 (incl GST)

NOTE: Regionally based Queensland participants only - Children by Choice have sponsored places available for this webinar. Please contact them directly before registering for this webinar to find out more. Email


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*Please note, registrations close 8 February 2021 at midnight.

AASW - Australian Association of Social Workers