While Share's primary purpose is to provide support to grieving parents at the time of and/or following the death of a baby, the secondary purpose is to provide information, education and resources on the needs and rights of bereaved parents and siblings. The objective is to aid those in the community in their supportive role. In order to meet this objective, the National Share Office holds a training workshop twice each year to aid those who work with bereaved parents. This workshop is open to anyone who wants to start their own Share Group, hospital chaplains, social workers, counselors, nurses, and bereaved parents. The Sharing and Caring workshop is a weekend-long intensive training that gives anyone who works with the bereaved the tools they need to work with families effectively, run support groups, and gain the support of their hospital staff.
What Topics Are Covered?
Training topics include: Reflections on Perinatal Loss... Yesterday, Today, Tomorrow; Perinatal Grief and Complicating Factors; Difficult Decisions; Caring for Yourself; Establishing a Hospital Program; Rights of Parents: Choices or Mandates; Cultural and Social Diversity; Memory Making;How to Run an Effective Share Aftercare Program; and Fundraising
Are Continuing Education Credits Available?
This activity has been submitted to the Missouri Nurses Association for approval to award nursing contact hours. The Missouri Nurses Association is accredited as an approver of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation. 17.75 contact hours are available.
It has also been submitted to the National Association of Social Workers (NASW) for contact hours.
For more information regarding contact hours, please call Share at (636) 947-6164.
How Much Does It Cost?
Fees include all workshop materials and lunch on Friday and Saturday.
1st registrant: $500
2nd and 3rd registrants: $400 each*
Over 3 registrants: $350 each*
* This discount is available ONLY to registrants attending the same training weekend
and cannot be split between the Fall and Spring sessions.*
Completed registrations must be received 2 weeks prior to the first day of workshops. Those registering after the deadline will pay $575 per person and are not eligible to receive the discounted group registration prices.
St Charles Convention Center
One Convention Center Plaza
St. Charles, MO 63303
TO REGISTER - CLICK HERE.