SGM Perinatal Hospice Birth and Bereavement

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Thursday, March 19th- Friday, March 20th
Part A: Birth and Bereavement Companion Part B: Remembrance Photography
Location- KDMC Health Education Center Auditorium
Registration– 8:30 am
Presentation – 9-5 pm

Target Audience: Nurses, potential volunteers

Thursday, March 19th 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m.
8:30 – 9 a.m. Registration and Continental Breakfast
9 – 9:30 a.m. Understanding the Bereaved Parent’s Perspective
Kelly Gerken
9 – 11:30 The Caregiver’s Responsibility
Kelly Gerken
11:30 – 1 p.m. Lunch (On your own)
1 p.m. – 3 p.m. The Art of Compassionate Care: Companioning
Kelly Gerken
3 – 3:30 p.m. Evaluations & Adjourn
Friday, March 20th 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
8:30 – 9 a.m. Registration and Continental Breakfast
9 – 10:30 Making Lasting Memories for Bereaved Parents
Erin Foster & Kelly Gerken
10:30 – 10:45 a.m. Break
10:45 – 12 p.m. Making Lasting Memories for Bereaved Parents cont’s
Erin Foster & Kelly Gerken
12 – 12:30 p.m. Evaluations & Adjourn
Learning Objectives
Based on sessions attended, upon completion of the presentation(s) participants will be able to:
Thursday, March 19th:
 Understand loss through the eyes of a parent and the grief process
 Learn essential elements of forming lasting memories
 Understand the importance of offering trained photographers as part of a bereavement program
 Learn how to establish a bereavement program in a hospital setting
 Understand the tools to provide compassionate care
 Understand the concept of a perinatal hospice program & forming a peer support team
 Learn the effects of words and attitudes on the experience of bereaved parents
 Learn how to support and partner with our bereaved parents
Friday, March 20th:
 Understand Remembrance Photography
 Learn how to perform basic photography editing to support the bereavement experience
 Learn how to position and enhance photography experiences
 Review sample photographs
 Review consent release forms and how to package photographs
About the Speakers:
Kelly Gerken,
Ms. Gerken attended Ashworth College for Early Childhood education. For over 10 years, she is founder and president of Sufficient Grace Ministries (SGM) for Women, Inc. She completed doula certificate training for birth and bereavement experiences. Kelly is a published author and has provided support and education from multiple speaking engagements as a Perinatal Hospice Birth and Bereavement Training facilitator.

Erin Foster

The Carys Rainn Foundation, Inc., a 501(c)3 non-profit, faith-based organization, was founded in 2011 with the purpose of promoting hope and healing for individuals and families who have experienced or are facing pregnancy or infant loss. The foundation is supported through donations.

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