Thank you to everyone who invested the energy to complete the Full-Spectrum Doula Needs Survey! I’m going to be using the results to help plan abortion support courses and other programs, so the input is very valuable.
So far 90% of people who've taken the survey want abortion doula training and only 40% are looking for birth doula training. That makes sense since there are many more ways to get trained as a birth doula than as an abortion doula.
Here's one of many survey responses (shared with permission) letting me know I'm on the right track with this initiative:
"I really want to do a training and be able to continue training. There are few resources to do this; please, please, please, help with adding more of those resources! I am ready and willing to become a doula, all I need is more trainings!" -Alexandria Colbert