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Heartbeat International Academy offers life-affirming leaders, staff members, volunteers, and supporters with access to online webinars and courses on a wide variety of topics. In the Academy, you'll find trainings on our core foundational materials, as well as on topics on everything from the history of abortion in the United States to fundraising basics, and prenatal diagnostic tests to implementing STI testing in your center.

 

 

Why Academy?

Essentially, with Academy, we hope to offer a one-stop shop where pregnancy help leaders can access sector-specific training that will help them and their organizations continue to serve their clients and communities with excellence. We recognize the difficulty of trying to research where to go get training on raising funds, leading organizations, and serving clients, while simultaneously doing all of those things so our goal is to come alongside you to make it a bit easier. With our new learning plans feature, it’s even easier to identify what you need to know about any given topic and locate those trainings and resources that you need to raise funds, lead your organization, serve clients, etc.

What’s in the Academy?

It doesn’t take much effort in today’s age to find a piece of information or training video online, but what sets Academy apart is our training goes beyond social work, Christian counseling, and nursing education, instead offering training and information through a Christian worldview specific to our pregnancy help community. With the expertise that we tap into through our faculty, we’re able to provide sector-specific training which means we’re not just training nurses in the physics and technical stuff on ultrasound, but training nurses to perform ultrasound in a pregnancy help organization as part of the process of building a relationship with that client. Not just the latest information on chemical abortion, but how best to respond to clients in this shortened window of opportunity. Now with our learning plan feature added in, even if you don’t know where to start, and don’t know what you don’t know you have a built-in guidance system of sorts to help make sure you find the right training for you.

Where does training happen?

When Heartbeat Academy was first launched, we focused on building the online piece, that was what we were missing, but we’ve been working really hard over the last 9 months to bring those virtual and in-person worlds together so that now by completing the surveys offered onsite you can receive credit for the training you’re doing in person with Heartbeat as well as online, recorded all in one place in the Academy. So for example, the individuals who attend the Heartbeat International Annual Conference or attend Pregnancy Help Institute not only receive LAS credit but also now have progress in their related learning paths to keep track of what they’ve learned so far and other areas to be aware of or look to for future training.  


Upcoming Webinars

Have you noticed? With each webinar in the Heartbeat Academy, we now include an affiliate bonus registration for another member of your staff! Each registration gives you access to the live presentation for yourself AND access for 1 additional person from your affiliated organization to access the recording through Heartbeat Academy! That recording access includes all the benefits of the webinar, including any CEUs offered. Just register for yourself, and when the recording becomes available, you'll have the opportunity to enroll your additional staff member. That's one more benefit of being a Heartbeat International affiliate!

 

Quarterly Call with Heartbeat International & Embrace Grace

Wednesday, June 12, 2024 at 2 p.m. ET

Our first Zoom call to share and learn together is here.  Join us to hear new ideas and receive ongoing support to partner with the churches in your community, by linking arms to serve single and pregnant moms and their families! For those just getting started or those looking to bolster their existing groups, this is for you. Join the Embrace Grace and Heartbeat teams, along with experts from the field, to be inspired and equipped.  Secure the bridge between churches and pregnancy help worldwide! 

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Effective Use of Fetal Models With Clients

Wednesday, July 3, 2024 at 12 p.m. ET

Presented by Beth Diemert and Sara Dominguez

Fetal models can be a powerful tool to help reveal the truth of life as being "fearfully and wonderfully made," yet so often our staff and volunteers aren't sure how to make the best use of them in their time with clients. 

In this session, you'll join Beth Diemert and Sara Dominguez to learn key tips for using this valuable tool to factually and relationally engage clients and some key missteps to avoid.

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Trauma-Informed Care in the Maternity Home

Friday, June 28, 2024 at 12 p.m. ET

Valerie Harkins defines trauma-informed care with an overview of its implications for the efficacy of ministry in maternity homes. This webinar is complete with a history of trauma, neuroscience, and practical applications for the maternity home worker. 

And remember, you can always access our recorded webinar archives by clicking here.

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Featured Courses

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Online ultrasound training by Heartbeat International sonography refresher

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Use the links below to explore the different ways you can use the Academy to enhance the knowledge and skills of you and your organization.

Continuing Education
for Nurses

Interactive Courses
for Everyone

Custom Training Courses
for Affiliates

Live Virtual Classes