Kangaroula Certification

Kangaroula certification framework     (beta version,  March 2017 )

All reputable doula organisations have a well-defined training package in place, with required readings, observations of births under a mentor, a proof of what is taught in the form of an exam, and a system of ongoing update. NINO Academy will do no less with respect to ensuring that kangaroulas over the world will be highly respected by all, and welcomed with open arms by parents on one hand, and hospitals in which births take place on the other.

The knowledge base and level of function and responsibility of a Kangaroula extends well beyond that of a doula. The basic platform of a kangaroula is however exactly that of a doula, therefore a pre-entry requirement for kangaroula training is a reputable doula training, or equivalent formal training with experience of births. A final pre-entry requirement (for which no proof or documentation is possible) is a passion and love for mothers and their newborn babies. While no proof or documentation of this is possible, the scientific understanding of the role of the kangaroula is based on an experiential application of oxytocoin and dopamine, the hormones of reproduction and bonding, passion and joy.

The following is a brief overview of Kangaroula certification requirements, a spearate document gives an overview of the knowledge CONTENT . Note however that knowledge and information can be provided over the internet, but attitudes, practices and experience cannot, for this a formal training is needed. The first level is approximately equivalent to a doula training, with the addition of the latest development neurosciecne on which this concept is based. The content base of subsequent levels is slightly higher. Nevertheless, this is not exclusive or difficult, it is supporting our normal biology.   In future we plan also to provide a kangaroula training appropriate to low income countries where literacy is very low.

Entry level = “registered kangaroula”

  1. Attend basic course “ KR 1a” – 2 day fulltime, web based equivalent
  2. Pay $10  registration fee to NINO Academy
  3. RECEIVE – Receipt, attendance certificate, proof of registration as kangaroula

Trainee level, leads to  “certified kangaroula”

  1. Provide proof of doula training and registration, half page summary of experience.
  2. Five (5) case reports on template provided reflecting on basic course ( KR 1a)
  3. Required reading completed (chapters from HYP, articles provided, 10-20 hours)
  4. Attend further course “KR 1b” – 2 day fulltime, web based equivalent
  5. Write exam on required reading and both courses (pass mark 80%)
  6. Pay $20 registration fee to NINO Academy
  7. RECEIVE – receipt, Certified Kangaroula certificate,
  8. COMMIT – maintain competence with regular annual education credits.

 

Advanced level training,  leads to “certified preterm kangaroula”

  1. Certified kangaroula, education credits up to date
  2. Attend “preterm kangaroula course “ KR 2a”
  3. Five case reports reflecting KR 2a – can include “full term adversity experience”
  4. Required reading completed (all of HYP, articles provided, 20-40 hours)
  5. Write exam on required reading and course KR 2a (pass mark 80%)
  6. Pay $20 registration fee to NINO Academy
  7. RECEIVE – receipt, Preterm Kangaroula certification.
  8. COMMIT – maintain competence with regular annual education credits.

 

Advanced level training, leads to “kangaroula trainer”

  1. Certified kangaroula, education credits up to date (preterm not necessary?)
  2. Attend “advanced kangaroula course  “ KR 3a”  (incl’ neuroscience,
  3. Additional external courses on counselling or mentoring, breastfeeding support, etc
  4. Required reading completed ( articles provided, 40 hours)
  5. Attend “kangaroula training course” (KR 3b ), including observed delivery of lesson
  6. Write exam on required reading and both courses KR 3a (pass mark 80%)
  7. Pay $20 registration fee
  8. RECEIVE – receipt, Kangaroula Trainer certification.
  9. COMMIT – support kangaroulas in ongoing education needs, partner with NINO.
  10. PROVIDE – kangaroula courses KR 1a, KR 1b (other course by agreement).