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Three Little Birds 2023 Perinatal Bereavement Training Session Announcement!

Updated: Feb 2, 2023

Three Little Birds is excited to announce three training sessions this year for perinatal professionals!

Education + Empathy = Empowerment

Since 2016, Three Little Birds Perinatal has supported more than 350 families through pregnancy and infant loss in the Philadelphia and Southern New Jersey metro region. During this time, our volunteers has worked closely with numerous medical care providers to improve communication and patient care and support families in facilitating memory making and providing photography support. It has become apparent perinatal bereavement is not taught and often times encouraged in hospitals and private care facilities.

The primary objective of the Perinatal Bereavement Training Workshop is to provide understanding and empathy for perinatal loss families and to educate and empower medical staff in providing families with the best possible experience on the worst day of their lives. This workshop consists of five weeks of self-guided virtual content, required reading and one day of in-person hands on training to facilitate memory making and photography for various scenarios – some of which come from real experience and stories.

Our Perinatal Bereavement Training Program offers both clinicians and maternal/fetal professionals, the opportunity to attend a peer-led training course given by loss parents and other advocates. Our training supports strategic communication scripts, in addition to assistance in promoting diversity and inclusion. Hands-on training to facilitate bonding, memory making, and photography support is also taught. Three Little Birds facilitated training at Jefferson Health Washington Township and Inspira Health Systems Mullica Hill and Vineland via a scholarship training program. The success of our program was even featured on KYW News Radio!

Eligibility requirements

  • Must be a licensed perinatal professional (physicians, nurses, midwives specializing in beside support through stillbirth or neonatal loss).

  • Must working in our service region in NJ or PA.

  • Must be available to attend the final clinician day in person at our office in Blackwood, NJ to complete certification.

CLICK HERE TO REGISTER FOR APPLICATION INFORMATION. Registration information/tuition fees will be released on February 16th with a deadline of March 16.

Presented by: Three Little Birds Co-Founders Kristen Samuelson and Desiree Miller have a combined 20 years of experience giving families the best possible experience on the worst day of their lives. Together, they use their personal and professional experience to educate professionals on using empathy to guide their hearts in caring for patients with numerous tips, tricks and effective care practices that make a tremendous positive impact on an unfortunate outcome.

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