Professional in-service education programs are available to enhance the ability and competence of healthcare workers to provide effective quality interventions. Utilization of this community resource can be invaluable to the work of bereavement teams and other personnel.
(One Day Sensitivity Training / RTS Bereavement Training / One-to-one Support / Quarterly Newsletter)
One Day Sensitivity Training
One day Sensitivity Days on Perinatal Loss occur on a regular basis in conjunction with hospitals, funeral homes, public health units and other agencies to inform front line caregivers about the needs of bereaved parents at the time of their baby’s death. These sessions are lead by health care professionals that are RTS trained and may also be bereaved parents themselves. A parent panel is part of the day which also includes video, slides and a Caregiver Manual, a “hands on” aid for the front line caregiver. A fee is charged for this service.
RTS Bereavement Training
Multi-disciplinary two day RTS Bereavement Training Programs are offered twice a year, at various locations around Ontario, to professional and lay persons involved in the care of bereaved parents at the time of their baby’s death. This intensive program allows for hands on practice of many of the techniques presented including picture taking, hand and foot printing and shrouding.
One-to-one support and guidance for professionals working with parents in a health care setting are available by calling our office.
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