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 from prenatal diagnostic tests to implementing STI testing in your center.
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.
July 16, 2019 | 12 PM EST | $7.95 for affiliates
Informal supports are vital for at-risk families as they establish or rebuild social and spiritual capital. These informal supports serve as a critical connecting point for families, connecting them with community resources, affordable housing, and tangible supports, but how do you make the most of them?
In this session, we'll explore how to include informal supports as part of your current services, including the benefits and challenges of working with these various support systems, as well as ways to overcome some of the challenges with utilizing volunteer based support systems.
Presented by Bekah Bowland, MSW, LSW, Bridges of Hope
July 25, 2019 | 12 PM EST | $7.95 for affiliates
Miscarriage and pregnancy loss touch pregnancy help organizations universally, but center staff and volunteer often feel ill-equipped to effectively speak with women who have experienced a miscarraige or loss. In this session, you'll join Krys Crawley from Life's Connection as you explore an overview of how miscarriage effects staff, our role as comforter in mentoring clients through a pregnancy loss, as well as key components of a successful miscarriage program.
Presented by Krys Crawley, Life's Connection
ConCERT is an advanced distance learning course created by Heartbeat International. ConCERT is appropriate for any individual currently involved in a pregnancy help ministry who wants to gain confidence and take their current skills and knowledge to an even higher level. The next session of ConCERTwill cover consulting considerations, fertility, conception, fetal development, sexual integrity, contraception, sexually transmitted diseases, abortion risks, and much more. By the end of this training, you will earn enough CEU's to apply for or renew your Life Affirming Specialist Designation. Registration is open now, and the next session starts January 28. Click here to learn more!