Our Bereavement Certification is geared towards doulas, postpartum doulas, midwives, nurses, and other family support workers who support families through loss. However, we stress compassionate care that is accepting and strive to assist clients through their experience.
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Have you endured a loss and desire to help others?
Do you aspire to be able to assist clients who have or will be experiencing a loss?
Many who take this course are doulas or postpartum doulas. Many others are childbirth educators, nurses, massage therapists, and other community workers. Though, we have many students who are birth professionals but want to help families with loss.
Learn to serve families throughout all types of grief and loss. You will learn about loss in pregnancy, child, spouse, partner, or parent. Students also gain the skills to help clients through other losses that families also experience. Besides, these losses can be the loss of a job, home, or pet during pregnancy. Learn how to support families through all types of loss. Our Bereavement Certification can help you to assist your clients. Moreover, our curriculum is unique because it teaches students to work with all loss types that affect families.
Students have access to an online classroom. Most importantly, students can log in and work when their schedule permits. Classes contain lectures, presentations, and materials to enhance the educational process and promote student success. All students have access to instructor support.
What will I learn?
Bereavement Support Certification Course Outline
Students will learn the following to support families with their Bereavement Certification.
Types of Loss
- Stillbirth- What is, how to support and care for families who have experienced this loss.
- Miscarriage-What is, how to support and care for families who have experienced this loss.
- Abortion-What is, how to support and care for families who have experienced this loss.
- Loss- Personal Ties
- As a result, students learn to assist families with the loss they are experiencing.
Support Resources for Families
- Grief- What is Grief, Expressions of Grief, and Coping with Grief.
- Supporting families during bereavement.
- Types of Grief
- Symptoms of Grief
- Myths and Facts About Grief
- Grief as a Process of Healing
- Theories of Grief and Mourning
- Coping with Grief
- Helping a Grieving Person: Provide Ongoing Support
- HIPAA and Confidentiality
- Funeral Support, learning how to work with families during this challenging time, and available resources.
- Supportive Services Resource List
- Funeral Services- Funding
- Stress Reactions
- Reducing Stress During Bereavement
- Don’t Be Emotionally Cheap.
Pregnancy Loss and Depression
Moreover, you will learn about the warning signs, how to connect clients to resources and support them in finding appropriate care. Our Bereavement Certification to help families through the different aspects of grief.
- Pregnancy Loss and Depression
- The Differences Between Grief and Depression
- Pregnancy Loss and Postpartum Depression
- What is Postpartum Depression?
- The difference between Postpartum Blues and Depression.
- Postpartum Mood and Anxiety Issues
- Pregnancy Loss Depression Risk
- Grief and Depression
- How to support clients through complicated grief.
- Treatment and Recovery from the Symptoms of Complicated Grief
Standards of Care
- Medical Standard of Care
- Communication Skills
- Client Confidentiality
Lactation After Loss
- Supporting Clients with Lactation After Loss
- Providing Clients with Resources
Professional Burnout for Bereavement Certification
- Preventing and Coping With Burnout
- Coping with Stress and Burnout
- Preventing Burnout with Bereavement Support.
- Universal Precautions for CareGivers
- Postpartum Infection Risk for Bereaved Parents
Ethical Practices– In addition, you will learn about the dynamics of ethics.
Informed Consent– Learn to support clients to make decisions for their care. As a result, you can help clients navigate getting the help they need in a way they desire.