Sufficient Grace Ministries is a community based, non-profit, non-denominational organization, providing global support and resources for over 1000 families enduring pregnancy and infant loss, each year. This includes those who have received a life-limiting diagnosis in pregnancy and those facing an unexpected loss through miscarriage, stillbirth, or infant/toddler death. SGM has been providing resources to families since 2004, hospital staff training since 2006, and in-person support services in multiple hospitals since 2013. Our role is to walk along side doctors, nurses, and other specialties to offer a non-medical layer of parent and family-centered support. Please note, resources and services are always given free of charge to bereaved families.
Virtual Introductory Training
Sufficient Grace Ministries offers a parent-centered, CEU-approved Perinatal and Infant Loss Support Training to all hospital L&D staff. The training describes how to help your patients create memories as they spend time with their baby throughout all gestations of pregnancy and infancy. It will include details on emotional support, remembrance photography services, SGM resources, memory-making items, and long-term SGM support that is available to patients following the birth/loss. The virtual training is completed online over a two week period, to allow for flexible completion. Typically the course takes three hours to complete, which will include instructional videos and a post-test. Also included in the training: additional optional videos available and Q&A Zoom meetings.
Virtual Full Training
Along with the introductory training for all of the L&D staff, full Perinatal and Infant Loss Support Training is included for four nurses. This CEU-approved training earns 40 credit hours, 16 of which are facilitator led.
Sufficient Grace Ministries understands that one layer of the training can be done in an instructional setting, such as our virtual training program, and a second layer that is needed is the in-person demonstration of the bereavement services SGM provides grieving families. This portion of the training is where SGM volunteers will come on a bereavement call and partner with the hospital staff to provide perinatal or infant loss support to your patients. This portion can be completed during both emergent and perinatal hospice support.
PURPOSE and OBJECTIVES
This training equips nurses, chaplains, social workers, physicians, doulas, volunteers, and caregivers to implement a more comprehensive family-centered approach to caring for families facing a perinatal loss or life-limiting diagnosis in pregnancy with the following learner results.
- Recognize the bereaved parent’s perspective and the need for options and resources.
- Describe the caregiver’s responsibility in helping to create a lasting, tangible memory for bereaved parents experiencing perinatal loss.
- Apply companioning methods when forming a comprehensive family-centered perinatal loss support program in the hospital setting and beyond.
- Prepare a collaborative, multi-faceted palliative care team plan for perinatal hospice patients.
The National Association of Catholic Chaplains has approved this training for 2 contact hours.
This continuing nursing education activity was approved by the Ohio Nurses Association, an accredited approver by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation. (OBN-001-91) ONA # 2020-0000000653
Final details on pricing and training recommendations will be discussed in the Training Consultation meeting. Schedule an appointment using the Training Consultation Form.
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