Mickey Sperlich, Julia Seng, and their collaborators have been writing about trauma for a long time, here are some papers and books you may find useful to advocate for trauma-specific education for clients and professionals.
About the SMC evidence base
Seng JS, Sperlich M, Rowe H, Cameron H, Harris A, Rauch SA, Bell SA. The survivor moms’ companion: open pilot of a posttraumatic stress specific psychoeducation program for pregnant survivors of childhood maltreatment and sexual trauma. International Journal of Childbirth. 2011 Jan 1;1(2):111-21.
Sperlich M, Seng JS, Rowe H, Cameron H, Harris A, McCracken A, Rauch SA, Bell SA. The Survivor Moms’ Companion: Feasibility, safety, and acceptability of a posttraumatic stress specific psychoeducation program for pregnant survivors of childhood maltreatment and sexual trauma. International Journal of Childbirth. 2011 Jan 1;1(2):122-35.
Rowe H, Sperlich M, Cameron H, Seng J. A quasi‐experimental outcomes analysis of a psychoeducation intervention for pregnant women with abuse‐related posttraumatic stress. Journal of Obstetric, Gynecologic & Neonatal Nursing. 2014 May 1;43(3):282-93.
Sperlich M., Seng J. (2018) Survivor Mom’s Companion: A Population-Level Program for Pregnant Women Who Are Survivors of Childhood Maltreatment: The Need for a Public Health Approach to Addressing Unresolved Maternal Trauma. In: Muzik M., Rosenblum K. (eds) Motherhood in the Face of Trauma. Integrating Psychiatry and Primary Care. Springer, Cham.
Reviews of available interventions
Stephenson LA, Beck K, Busuulwa P, Rosan C, Pariante CM, Pawlby S, Sethna V. Perinatal interventions for mothers and fathers who are survivors of childhood sexual abuse. Child abuse & neglect. 2018 Jun 1;80:9-31.
Stevens NR, Miller ML, Puetz AK, Padin AC, Adams N, Meyer DJ. Psychological Intervention and Treatment for Posttraumatic Stress Disorder During Pregnancy: A Systematic Review and Call to Action. Journal of traumatic stress. 2021 Jun;34(3):575-85.
About Provider Education
Choi K, Seng JS. Trauma-informed care with childhood maltreatment survivors: what do maternity professionals want to learn. International Journal of Childbirth. 2014 Jul 1;4(3):191-201.
About Implementing Trauma-Informed Perinatal Care
Granner JR, Seng JS. Praxis: Using Theories of Posttraumatic Stress to Inform Perinatal Clinician Responses to Trauma Reactions and Update on PTSD Treatment Guidelines. Journal of Midwifery and Women’s Health. In Press for Nov. 2021.
Seng J, Taylor J. Trauma-informed Care in the Perinatal Period. Edinburgh: Dunedin Academic Press; 2015.