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 from prenatal diagnostic tests to implementing STI testing in your center.
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.
September 23 | 12 pm EDT | $9.95 for affiliates
Recent attacks on pregnancy centers have referenced claims from scientific literature that the relative risk of mental health problems following a single elective first-trimester abortion of is no greater risk to mental health than carrying that pregnancy to term.
Yet, the voice of women we work with and their stories speak loudly to something completely different. How do we reconcile this, and how does it influence our work with women wounded by abortion or who are abortion minded?
Join us as we explore these two diverse entities and where they lead us.
Hosted by Beth Diemert with Karen Ellison and Georgette Forney
September 30 | 12 pm EDT | free for affiliates
The Justice Foundation has established the Center Against Forced Abortion (CAFA) which has provided education, tools, and legal advice to hundreds of Heartbeat Pregnancy Centers, resulting in hundreds of babies' lives saved.
Join us for this informative webinar led by Allan Parker, President/Lead Attorney of The Justice Foundation and Tracy Reynolds, Forced Abortion Consultant, as they share vital legal information and tools you can use when counseling young girls/women who may be forced into abortions against their will. Learn how to use tools developed in collaboration with Heartbeat Legal Staff to prevent forced abortions.
Presented by Allan Parker and Tracy Reynolds
October 1 | 12 pm EDT | free for affiliates
The 2020 election is nearly upon us! The mission of pregnancy help can be significantly impacted in these critical federal, and local, elections. What can pregnancy help organizations and leaders do in these remaining weeks? Where are the guardrails for 501c3s? What are the consequences before us? Join Heartbeat president Jor-El Godsey and Paul Issacs, Vice President - National Outreach at My Faith Votes on Thursday, October 1 to see what you can do now and how your ministry can navigate this election season.
Presented by Jor-El Godsey and Paul Isaacs
And remember, you can always access our recorded webinar archives by clicking here.
Have you ever been asked the question "What does it really mean to be pro-life?" How did you respond?
Join Sarah Bowen, author of Courageously Pro-Life and Director of Alpha Omega center for a 12-week course, starting September 28, that will walk staff and volunteers through what it means to be pro-life. This training will not only cover the sanctity of human life from multiple perspectives using history and scripture, but will equip staff and volunteers with a practical knowledge of how this information applies to their work in a pregnancy help organization. You may learn things about the history of euthanasia, eugenics, and abortion that you never knew before.
Participants of the course will be asked to complete a weekly reading assignment from Courageously Pro-Life, complete an online activity, and tune in for a weekly call with Sarah to discuss the material (live participation optional).