General Consultation Services

General Consultation Services

Training/Consultation is also offered to Heartbeat's U.S. affiliates through unlimited free phone and e-mail consultation. Betty McDowell, Director of Ministry Services, and Ducia Hamm, Associate Director of Affiliate Services, are available to help Heartbeat affiliates with any issue relating to programs, governance, operations, or for spiritual encouragement and prayer. In addition, Heartbeat also offers unlimited and regular e-mail consultation, to its international affiliates.

On-Site Consultation

Heartbeat consultants provide affordable training seminars for staff, board and/or volunteers of pregnancy help centers, maternity homes and others in the “helping field.” For example, we offer training seminars in The Love Approach, the Sexual Integrity™ Program, and Talking About Abortion (whether on your hotline or in your center). We also offer Board Trainings, HEART Trainings, and Center Assessments, which was created to provide a comprehensive review of individual center operations, management and governance. What does your organization need? We probably offer on-site consultation for it!

For Boards:

GOVERN Well consultation

This consultation works with Board Members to shine light on the key areas of Board responsibilities. Board Members discover and evaluate ways to grow in their roles in relationship to the Executive Director, staff, community, and each other through this consultation. New Board Members, seasoned Board Members, and Boards at any stage of development are energized by the GOVERN Well insight, techniques, and tools offered in this consultation. This one-day, on-site consultation with a Heartbeat expert focuses on your center’s realities: vision and mission, legal obligations, planning and implementation, policies and evaluations, Board function and development, finances, development, and much more. It is based on Heartbeat’s GOVERN Well: Your Personal Board Member Manual. Contact Heartbeat for more information.

For volunteers:

Abortion recovery training

Nationally-recognized Heartbeat experts give live, personalized guidance regarding how to implement and facilitate an abortion-recovery program. This one-day, on-site training brings together resources researched, developed, and piloted by Heartbeat as well as materials from other nationally-recognized programs. Based on H.E.A.R.T, Heartbeat’s abortion healing manual, the program includes a step-by-step healing approach and screening technique. Contact Heartbeat for more information. 

The LOVE Approach

This in-depth, one-day, on-site training with a Heartbeat expert gives trainees what they need to know to begin helping in a life-affirming organization. Through personal, direct contact with the Heartbeat trainer, volunteers can explore their special concerns so that they feel more confident going into their initial client interviews whether on the phone or in the office. This training is based on The LOVE Approach, the well-loved and proven program developed by Peggy Hartshorn, Ph.D. Contact Heartbeat for more information. 

Sexual Integrity™ Program Trainings

Sexual Integrity™ Program Trainings qualifies toward the Life Affirming Specialist (LAS) designation.

Does your center plan to bring the bright future of God’s plan for sexuality to women in your community? Heartbeat’s nationally-recognized consultants in the area of sexual integrity training can personalize the techniques and illuminate key areas of knowledge such as healing the trauma of sexual abuse, the reproductive system, and the Biblical foundation for God’s plan for our sexuality. Click here for more information on Sexual Integrity™. 

Talking About Abortion Training

Talking About Abortion Training qualifies toward the Life Affirming Specialist (LAS) designation. This one-day training was developed from the experiences of several Heartbeat affiliates. The consultant will teach a helpline/phone model for sharing information on abortion that can also be used in an office setting. You will learn how to use the Ten Point Health and Safety Checklist, and the talking points on RU-486 and the “morning after pill.” The training also includes updated information on abortion methods and includes further studies that have examined the physical and emotional effects of abortion on women. Contact the Heartbeat office for more information, date selection, and cost. Contact Heartbeat for more information. 

For Centers:

Center 360° Assessment™

Gain perspective through Heartbeat’s on-site assessment of your organization as you make decisions to adopt new programs, meet the challenges you face with your Board, or work through changes with volunteers and staff. Center staff work with a Heartbeat consultant to take center functions to a higher level in operations, management, and governance. The two-day Center 360° Assessment reviews center operations, including legal and medical issues with a Heartbeat expert. The program starts with the Heartbeat survey, A Health Assessment for Your Organization and concludes with a detailed, written report summarizing your center’s needs, strengths, and risk management issues along with recommendations. Please e-mail us at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or call (888) 550-7577 for more information.

Strategic Planning/Long-Range Planning

This one-day consultation will assist your leadership to look three to five years into the future and answer the question, “What should this organization be accomplishing three to five years from now, and what should the organization look like?” Strategic planning includes some of the following: situation analysis, direction setting, refining and adopting the plan, and implementing the plan. Before Heartbeat sends a facilitator, some advanced planning is required of your organization. Contact Heartbeat for more information.

For more information, call the Heartbeat office at 614/885-7577
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