Reproductive Grief Care Training, hosted by Life Perspectives - Divine Mercy University
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Reproductive Grief Care Training, hosted by Life Perspectives

Note: This event has been updated to be available through online access

One in four pregnancies ends in miscarriage and one in four women in the US will have an abortion by the age of 45. Although these losses occur very differently, the grief experience is similar and affects men, women, family members, and friends.

In this training you will:

  • Broaden your understanding of grief and loss after miscarriage and abortion.
  • Gain essential knowledge and empathetic listening skills.
  • Learn how to be a safe place for hurting men and women, and provide healing resources to support those in your community.

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Event Details

When: Saturday, May 2nd, 2020

Time: 12pm ET to 1:30pm ET

Location: Online

Cost: $14 (No CE offerings involved)

More Info: Contact communications@divinemercy.edu

Speaker Bio

Michaelene Fredenburg, President and CEO, has been a non-profit executive for over 25 years founding Life Perspectives in 2000. Life Perspectives has since grown to a national organization with a number of international partners. Michaelene is considered an expert in reproductive loss having authored the book Changed: Making Sense of Your Own or A Loved One’s Abortion Experience, the booklets Hope After Loss (miscarriage) and Changed (English, Spanish, Italian, Russian & Ukrainian), and serving as the editor of the book Grief and Abortion: Creating a Safe Place to Heal. Michaelene has written numerous articles about reproductive grief and loss and has participated in over 100 radio and television programs.

Michaelene testified before United States House and Senate Committee hearings about the need for studies that evaluate the emotional and physical impact of all pregnancy outcomes and has presented to physician delegates from Afghanistan, India, and Pakistan through the State Department’s International Visitors Program. She is a frequent speaker and guest lecturer at universities and events. In 2018, Michaelene was invited by Ukrainian Catholic University to train psychologists, doctors, nurses, NGOs, social workers and clergy from various cities in Ukraine and Macedonia in partnership with the Ukrainian Public Ministry of Health. Michaelene also co-developed reproductive loss Continuing Education Curricula that is accredited by the California Association of Marriage and Family Therapists (CAMFT), the National Association of Social Workers (NASW), and the California Board of Registered Nurses (BRN).

More Info about Life Perspectives

Life Perspectives is approved by the National Association of Social Workers and California Association of Marriage and Family Therapists to grant continuing education units for LMFTs, LCSWs, LPCCs and LEPs, and maintains responsibility for this program and its content.

Responding to the urgent need to provide support for over 2 million couples experiencing reproductive loss in the U.S. each year, Life Perspectives is dedicated to effecting widespread adoption of a reproductive loss standard of care through grief care education, data collection and research, and the provision of healing resources.

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