Share Southern Vermont is delighted to bring Cathi Lammert, Executive Director of National Share, Pregnancy Loss and Infant Loss Support, to Southern Vermont in October, 2010!
As a bereaved parent, Cathi combines her personal expereiences of the death of her son, Christopher Michael who lived just 4 days, with her education and professional background as an obstetrical nurse. Cathi has been involved with Share since 1982 and has served as the executive director since 1992. Her duties include managing the national office as well as conducting workshops for professionals, clergy, bereaved parents and their families. Cathi also writes material on perinatal bereavement issues, supports nearly 100 Share groups across the country, serves as a resource for professionals and the media, and advocates for bereaved parents’ rights.
Why She’s Coming:
Nearly two years ago Cara Tyrrell of Proctorsville, Vermont began Share Southern Vermont and travelled to St. Charles, Missouri to attend the intensive 4-day Sharing and Caring training at the National office. We understand that not everyone who would like to access such a valuable training can travel that far. SSV is honored and thrilled to have the resources to bring Cathi to us! She is a warm, sensitive person with a weath of information and support for hurting parents, group leaders, and medical support staff.
What We Are Offering:
While here she will offer three workshops. Whether you are missing your baby, support those who are, or work directly with these families as a part of your job, please consider joining us for one or all of these trainings.
1. *Sunday, October 3rd - 6pm start, FREE
Focus Group: BEREAVED PARENTS, RSVP appreciated but not required.
Join Cathi as she runs an additional support meeting in Conference Room C at the Rutland Regional Medical Center (RRMC). The conference rooms are accesible through a back door via the staff parking lot so you don’t have go through the main hospital. It is a safe way to access a safe space to listen and talk about our losses. This special support session will begin at 6pm. Cathi will walk us through the stages grief, places we tend to get stuck, and how we can move forward.
*2. Monday, October 4th, All Day Training 8am -5:30pm
Focus Group: GROUP LEADERS AND FUTURE GROUP LEADERS
FREE (donations gratefull accepted)
Sitting with families at any stage of loss is an emotional job regardless of whether it is a heart mission or a paid position for you. Being invited into their grief journey is an honor and a privilidge. We owe it, both to ourselves and to these families to be well educated about the stages of loss, complicated grief, how to support difficult decisions, how to care for ourselves, and how to effectively run a support group.
Sign up for this day-long Sharing and Caring training. Cathi and Cara have hand-picked the most vital pieces from the 4-day training and compliled them for this day. Please spread the word throughout Southern Vermont about this amazing FREE training opportunity. Note: Bereaved parents are welcome, but must be 18 months out from their loss if they intend to start a group immediately.
RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org or call 802-226-7231.
3. Tuesday, October 5th – 9am to 1pm
Focus Group: ALL HEATH CARE PROVIDERS- DOCTORS, NURSES, SOCIAL WORKERS, VISITING NURSES, etc…
Compassionate Caregiving When A Baby Dies $60 fee, CEU’s Available
CLICK HERE TO DOWNLOAD A BROCURE AND REGISTRATION FORM
Caring for families as they suffer pregnancy loss, have to make difficult decisions based on a medical diagnosis, and watching them live through stillbirth or infant death is a heartbreaking part of your job. In fact it becomes much more that that. You become part of their story, playing a main role in how they will look back and view their time in the hospital. You help shape their story of how they said hello, and then goodbye, to their precious baby. This course provides insight to all who care for families whose lives have been touched by the tragic death of a baby through pregnancy loss, stillbirth, or in the first few months of life.
This four hour seminar allows the caregiver to
*learn about the history of perinatal loss
*access the ‘loss mindset’ within the grief process
*learn skills to interact with bereaved families
*explore ways to build a team apporoach to supporting families
*interact with a parent panel and discover ways others were helpful and hurtful, and more.
This course is open to all hospital personnel. CEU’s are available. Please see the flyer for agenda and registration details. You can print and send the form or fax it to (802) 226-7231.
THESE TRAININGS ARE PRESENTED BY SHARE SOUTHERN VERMONT, PREGNANCY AND INFANT LOSS SUPPORT. TO CONTACT US PLEASE EMAIL SHARESOUTHERNVERMONT@GMAIL.COM