Workshops & Conferences

Healthy Start’s 2024 Workshop
Maternal and Infant Health

May 3, 2024
9:15 AM – 4:00 PM

Holding Space for Pregnancy & Infant Loss is a transformative and interactive workshop that will compassionately and wisely prepare participants to more confidently and clearly hold space for one of life’s most painful and devastating losses.
Workshop Cost: $20 (Includes light lunch)
Must pre-register to attend, space is limited
Location: Florida Department of Health, Brevard County
Bill Posey Conference Center, 2555 Judge Fran Jamieson Way, Viera, FL 32940

*6 CEU Credits are approved for the following:
Teachers, Nutritionists, & Nurses (RNs, LPNs, CNAs, ARNPs, Midwives)
The Florida Department of Health in Brevard County is a Florida Board of Nursing approved provider (50-255) of continuing nursing education.  This workshop topic meets Board of Nursing requirements and has been approved for 6 contact hours that will be awarded to Lab Techs, APRN’s,  RN’s, LPN’s, CNA’s, Licensed Midwives, and Nutritionists.

*Workshop is partially funded by Centerstone of Florida, Inc., Central Florida Behavioral Health Network, Inc., and the State of Florida, Department of Children and Families

Special Thank you to our Funders and Sponsors:

Keynote Speaker:

Holding Space for Pregnancy and Infant Loss

This six-hour workshop is designed for anyone who works with pregnant and/or postpartum persons, and who wants to be able to better care for women and families during any kind of pregnancy or infant loss.

The course aims to strengthen and develop knowledge and skills and inspire optimal care and intends to:

  • Explore pregnancy loss/perinatal bereavement care
  • Explore how essential postpartum care can be woven into bereavement care following a pregnancy loss
  • Explore how to avoid bias when substances are involved during a loss
  • Help you to explore how the quality of our presence can inform the way people feel when we share space
  • Provide you with a nurturing space in which we can become more curious about our personal and profes- sional experiences of grief and loss, and take a deeper look at how these can inform our interactions with others
  • Provide you with an opportunity to reflect on how you can integrate this learning into your current practice
  • We will also practice more deeply connecting to our breath and the ways in which this can help us to stay centered during challenging times

Healthy Babies Start With Healthy Moms