Heartbeat International equipped hundreds of pregnancy help servants to serve their clients with excellence through intensive training as the organization’s 2023 Conference was poised to kick off.
The first post-Roe v. Wade Annual Pregnancy Help Conference took place in Louisville, Ky. with the theme of “Breakthrough.” Heartbeat is the largest network of pregnancy help in the world, and its intensive In-Depth Day helps participants to make the most of their time away from their centers, focusing on key topics within the movement and paving the way for the signature event, taking place one day prior.
Lisa Rowe, author and CEO of Support After Abortion, gave a message of hope and healing for the In-Depth Day keynote address.
This year there were 13 In-Depth Day training offerings.
Making it Easy to Serve the Hard Clients/Lisa Bourne
In the Making it Easy to Serve the Hard Clients session attendees learned about how best to respond to abortion-minded women, covering trends, preparation methods, strategies, and self-care.
Cultural shifts, changing legislation, and abortion on demand were in mind as Offering Quality Care in Virtual Spaces: When Does She Become a Client? discussed practical ways to establish a connection with a client from her very first contact and at any point in her journey.
In Building a Dynamic Board pregnancy help organization board members and executive directors were given insight, techniques, and practical tools to discover ways to grow and build their center’s core governance of vision and mission, planning and implementation, along with board function and development.
The Trauma Informed Care for Healing workshop exposed leaders in the area of after-abortion care to the impact of trauma on a person's story and equipped these leaders with tools to help individuals process their grief.
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Based on The LOVE Approach, the proven program developed by Heartbeat Board Chair and longtime former President Peggy Hartshorn, Ph.D., The LOVE Approach provided the training and information needed to serve clients in a post-Roe America. Attendees were prepared to feel more confident going into their initial client interviews on the phone and in the office.
Addiction Recovery in the Maternity Home covered how to address a resident's addiction and offer family residential treatment and recovery in the maternity home setting.
Issues in fundraising planning and execution were addressed in 7 Dysfunctions of a Fundraising Plan, delving into what to do and what not to do for the best funding plan possible in a post-Roe world.
In Sexual Wellness: Science, Strategy, and Structure discussed client sexual education and encouragement to live a healthier lifestyle based on the scientific and biblical foundation for sexual wellness.
DIY Abortion and the Hope of the APR Network helped attendees learn how to educate clients about the chemical abortion process, and how to offer support, encouragement, and options. Participants also learned about offering assistance to those who have regret after starting a chemical abortion with the abortion pill reversal protocol.
The LOVE Approach Ultrasound Discussion & Image Review session allowed medical professionals in pregnancy centers to refresh skills and improve imaging. Using the L.O.V.E approach to scanning, participants practiced early gestational scans and personalized image reviews, learned about case studies, and heard from a round table on current topics.
In the Executive Roundtable Heartbeat leadership presented a think tank-type forum for Executives and CEOs of larger operations, with an eye for debate, discovery, and deeper ministry relationships.
In Adding STI Services in Your Clinic participants learned to identify steps and evaluate considerations recommended to integrate best practices for adding STI testing and treatment.
Connecting with clients in a post-Roe world through marketing amid censorship was the focus of Connecting with Clients: Putting the Pieces Together.
The In-Depth Day took place April 25 and the Heartbeat International Annual Pregnancy Help Conference was set for April 26-28.
Editor's note: Heartbeat International manages the Abortion Pill Rescue® Network (APRN) and Pregnancy Help News.