Heartbeat International Academy offers life-affirming leaders, staff members, volunteers, and supporters with access to online webinars and courses on a wide variety of topics. In the Academy, you'll find trainings on our core foundational materials, as well as on topics on everything from the history of abortion in the United States to fundraising basics, and prenatal diagnostic tests to implementing STI testing in your center.
Essentially, with Academy, we hope to offer a one-stop shop where pregnancy help leaders can access sector-specific training that will help them and their organizations continue to serve their clients and communities with excellence. We recognize the difficulty of trying to research where to go get training on raising funds, leading organizations, and serving clients, while simultaneously doing all of those things so our goal is to come alongside you to make it a bit easier. With our new learning plans feature, it’s even easier to identify what you need to know about any given topic and locate those trainings and resources that you need to raise funds, lead your organization, serve clients, etc.
What’s in the Academy?
It doesn’t take much effort in today’s age to find a piece of information or training video online, but what sets Academy apart is our training goes beyond social work, Christian counseling, and nursing education, instead offering training and information through a Christian worldview specific to our pregnancy help community. With the expertise that we tap into through our faculty, we’re able to provide sector-specific training which means we’re not just training nurses in the physics and technical stuff on ultrasound, but training nurses to perform ultrasound in a pregnancy help organization as part of the process of building a relationship with that client. Not just the latest information on chemical abortion, but how best to respond to clients in this shortened window of opportunity. Now with our learning plan feature added in, even if you don’t know where to start, and don’t know what you don’t know you have a built-in guidance system of sorts to help make sure you find the right training for you.
Where does training happen?
When Heartbeat Academy was first launched, we focused on building the online piece, that was what we were missing, but we’ve been working really hard over the last 9 months to bring those virtual and in-person worlds together so that now by completing the surveys offered onsite you can receive credit for the training you’re doing in person with Heartbeat as well as online, recorded all in one place in the Academy. So for example, the individuals who attend the Heartbeat International Annual Conference or attend Pregnancy Help Institute not only receive LAS credit but also now have progress in their related learning paths to keep track of what they’ve learned so far and other areas to be aware of or look to for future training.
Have you noticed? With each webinar in the Heartbeat Academy, we now include an affiliate bonus registration for another member of your staff! Each registration gives you access to the live presentation for yourself AND access for 1 additional person from your affiliated organization to access the recording through Heartbeat Academy! That recording access includes all the benefits of the webinar, including any CEUs offered. Just register for yourself, and when the recording becomes available, you'll have the opportunity to enroll your additional staff member. That's one more benefit of being a Heartbeat International affiliate!
Tuesday, February 20 at 12 p.m. ET
Presented by Leann Clink BSN, RN, SRAS
Affiliate - $ 9.95 | Non-Affiliate - $ 12.95
Help your clients have a healthy pregnancy from their first visit to your center through the postpartum phase! Leann will discuss each trimester and what your client can focus on to keep her and baby healthy throughout the entire pregnancy. From doctor visits, nutritional requirements, and exercise to postpartum emotional and physical care, you'll learn what you can do to walk through this journey with each new mom. Local and state resources will also be discussed for follow-up care and support.
Wednesday, February 28 at 12 p.m. ET
Presented by Valerie Harkins, Director of Maternity Housing Coalition for Heartbeat International
Affiliate - $ 7.95 | Non-Affiliate - $ 9.95
Valerie Harkins dives into the topic of serving residents in the maternity home who identify with a gender(s) alternative to that which they were born with and those who are choosing to parent their children with gender-fluid identity. This webinar will provide a general understanding of gender indenture and practical suggestions for serving transgender residents with excellence.
And remember, you can always access our recorded webinar archives by clicking here.
Use the links below to explore the different ways you can use the Academy to enhance the knowledge and skills of you and your organization.