Sharing and Caring Perinatal Bereavement Training

At Share, we have tremendous respect for the professionals who work with families experiencing the loss of their baby. We know this is not easy work to do, especially when a family is deeply grieving, confused, overwhelmed, and scared.

One of Share’s primary goals is to help medical and care professionals enhance their confidence, skills, and resources so that they feel empowered and prepared to provide the best care possible to every family experiencing this heartbreaking loss. Sharing and Caring is a comprehensive bereavement training of 9 individual sessions that offers education, resources, and insight on perinatal bereavement care and is ideal for anyone working with bereaved parents. This training thoroughly addresses what families need from the doctor’s office, to the bedside, beyond the hospital doors and into their future.

If you have ever wondered what to say to a grieving family at the bedside, or how to photograph or hold a baby that has died; questioned how to refresh the care you give or learn how to support families in and beyond the hospital setting, Sharing and Caring is for you.

Nursing contact hours are available for those who complete Sharing and Caring. Explore all training topics, and choose the ones that are right for you and your learning goals.

What Topics are Covered in Sharing and Caring?
  • Reflections on Perinatal Loss Discusses the evolution of perinatal grief and support practices over the last 45 years.
  • Perinatal Grief and Complicating Factors Discusses the unique grief of perinatal loss, for parents, grandparents and siblings, as well as  complicated grief.
  • Difficult Decisions Discusses the complex decisions parents face when given a life limiting/terminal diagnosis of mom or baby.
  • Caring for Yourself Discusses the importance of caring for our own needs while caring deeply for others, to seek satisfaction and balance in this challenging field.
  • Establishing a Share Bereavement Program Discusses the tools needed to start or enhance a perinatal bereavement program in your community or facility.
  • Rights of Parents: Choices or Mandates Discusses the best standard of care for bereaved families; the Rights of Parents and the Rights of the Baby.
  • Cultural and Social Diversity Examines how culture, religion, and socially diverse situations can impact the way families react and heal following the death of a baby.
  • Establishing an Aftercare Support Program Discusses ways to maintain, facilitate and troubleshoot a support group, and explore ways to support families online.  
  • What Do I Do With My Love: Creating Keepsakes  Discusses ways to create meaningful keepsakes that can help a family continue to love and honor their baby.

Sharing & Caring

This training is an ideal professional development opportunity for anyone working closely with families who have lost a baby: hospital chaplains, social workers, genetic counselors, midwives, doulas, mental health professionals, nurses, and bereaved parents wishing to support other families are strongly encouraged to register. Completion of this training is required to start a Share Chapter. 

The cost for this complete training is $350. Sessions may be purchased individually as well, based on your personal needs and education goals. Register today to begin! 

Questions? Contact Patti Budnik for additional information at

Are contact hours available?

Yes! Upon completion of this training, nurses will be awarded 10.25 contact hours. This continuing nursing education activity was approved by the Midwest Multistate Division, an accredited approver by the American Nurses Credentialing Center's Commission on Accreditation.


For more information regarding contact hours, please call Share at (636) 947-6164.

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If you are interested in having Share present a training to your hospital, medical office or community organization, please contact  Patti Budnik,