Heartbeat Academy

Heartbeat Academy

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. Browse the trainings below or look for the Academy logo in other HeartCart categories and find out what's available on the topics important to you!

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Progesterone Safety

This course offers continuing education contact hours for nurses. Provider approved by the California Board of Registered Nursing, Provider Number CEP 16061 for 1.0 contact hours. 


Public Speaking Anxiety

This 1 hour recorded webinar discusses what public speaking anxiety is and tips for overcoming it!


Raising Funds Fast


Do you need to raise a lot of money fast, but don't know how to get started? If you are looking to raise start up funds or funds for a matching grant opportunity then this session is for you. 

This webinar touches on not only the “whos” and “hows” of asking, but also the "whens" and "whys." You’ll find out keys to making decisions on whether to have an event to help you raise these funds, and how to make it fit your specific needs.



Raising the Standard


The Commitment of Care and Competence serves as the ethical code of practice for pregnancy help organizations. As the moral compass that guides how we conduct ourselves at every level of the organization, how often do we think about what the Commitment of Care and Competence (CCC) means for our daily interactions, or even what it actually says? 

 This course will not only cover what the CCC says and what it means, but will go through how it is meant to influence the work being done daily in your Pregnancy Help Organization. This course is approximately one (1) hour and includes a quiz. Both the training and quiz must be completed to earn a completion certificate.

Because Heartbeat views this information as vital for all Pregnancy Help staff, this course is complimentary for Heartbeat Affiliates.



Reaching Abortion Minded Women in the Consulting Room

This training is presented by Beth Diemert, LAS - Heartbeat Academy Faculty and offers one hour of Life Affirming Specialist credit.


Recognizing the Emotional and Sexual Trauma Health Effects on Pregnant Women

This training offers credit for nurses who complete all requirements. Provider approved by the California Board of Registered Nursing, Provider Number CEP 16061 for 1.25 contact hours



Recruiting and Retaining Effective Volunteers

Volunteers are the heart and hands of the ministry. We love them, honor them, and appreciate them, but we also know volunteers can either break or make your ministry.


Salutogenesis: Cognitive and Behavioral Impact of Design

Whether you are a home hoping to encourage interaction in your living room, or a center hoping to put clients at ease in the counseling room, this training will give you the tools you need to intentionally structure and design the rooms of your space to support the services offered.


Self-Care for Ministry Servants

This one hour training offers one contact hour for nurses who meet all requirements. 

CA BON provider approved by the California Board of Registered Nursing, Provider Number CEP 16061 for one contact hour.


Sexual Purity Among God's Workers

We know that God calls each of us to sexual purity, but how can we ensure this standard is maintained within the walls of our own ministries?


Sharing Adoption as an Option

Does it seem like your clients aren't interested in adoption? Overcome common hurdles to sharing modern adoption and understand what makes a client consider adoption today.


Sharing the Gospel with Clients

This 1 hour recorded training take a practical look at sharing the Gospel with clients.


Staffing Models: A Facilitated Discussion

Join Mary Peterson and guests as they share key insights into the different staffing models utilized in maternity housing.