Sharing and Caring Training

While Share's primary purpose is to provide support to grieving parents at the time of and/or following the death of a baby, the secondary purpose is to provide information, education and resources on the needs and rights of bereaved  parents and siblings. The objective is to aid those in the community in their supportive role. This workshop is open to caregivers working with families during a loss of their baby or for those that are wanting to start their own support group . Attendance from hospital chaplains, social workers, counselors, nurses, and bereaved parents is encouraged.

Although there are no in-person trainings scheduled at this time, this workshop is an 18.25 nursing Contact Hours, 2 day training with 2.5 hours of online content. This online content includes: Watching videos for two sessions (Reflections on Perinatal Loss and Cultural and Social Diversity in Perinatal Bereavement Care), passing a post-test for each video with a score of 80%, and filling out an evaluation for each video. This online work must be complete prior to attendance at the full two-day workshop. You must also participate in small group activities related to these videos throughout the live portions of the workshop.

In order to receive your certificate showing the number of Contact Hours you have earned at this workshop, you must: (1)Turn in a signed "Personal Verification of Attendance" form with each session you attended and each video you watched checked off, (2) turn in all post-tests and evaluation forms for each video you watched, (3) turn in evaluation forms for each live session you attended and the full-activity evaluation and (4)participate in small group work. Your certificate will be sent to you within 4 weeks of completion of the workshop.

What Topics are Covered

Training topics include: Reflections on Perinatal Loss… Yesterday, Today, Tomorrow; Perinatal Grief with Complications in Grief; Difficult Decisions; Caring for Yourself; Establishing a Share Program; Rights of Parents: Choices or Mandates; Cultural and Social Diversity; and How to Run an Effective Share Aftercare Program

Coming Soon!


We are thrilled to announce that this fall, our Sharing and Caring perinatal bereavement training seminar will be available online! Sharing & Caring offers nine workshops designed to prepare the care provider to support bereaved families at the time of their loss.

This excellent educational opportunity will be available completely online. This project is being funded through a grant from the Funeral Service Foundation, and will include a workshop for funeral directors supporting families who have lost a baby. We are so grateful to the Funeral Service Foundation for their support of our project, which will enable us to reach care providers across the globe serving bereaved families.

This activity has been submitted to the Midwest Multistate Division for approval to award contact hours. The Midwest Multistate Division is accredited as an approver of nursing continuing professional development by the American Nurses Credentialing Center's Commission on Accreditation.

For more information regarding contact hours, please call

Rose Carlson @ 636-947-6164.

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Are contact hours available for the in- person Sharing and Caring workshop?

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.

Hotel and Travel Information

While there are many hotels in the area to choose from, we recommend the following:

Drury Inn St. Peters
170 Mid Rivers Mall Circle
St. Peters, MO 63376

St. Peter's is consistently rated one of the "100 Best Places to Live" by Money Magazine. Amenities include  comfortable rooms, award-winning service, indoor pool & whirlpool, evening reception, and many free extras.

Courtyard Marriott St. Louis-St. Peters
4341 Veterans Memorial Pkwy
St Peters, MO 63376
(636) 477-6900

Savor an effortless stay at Courtyard St. Louis St. Peters. Our hotel places you in the center of action. Unpack and unwind in our spacious rooms and suites. We feature ultra-modern style, complimentary Wi-Fi and plush bedding for your utmost comfort.

Country Inn & Suites by Carlson
3877 Veterans Memorial Pkwy
St. Peters, MO 63376

At the Country Inn & Suites By Carlson, St. Peters, MO, guests enjoy amenities like free high-speed Internet access and a convenient location close to both St. Charles and St. Louis. Stop by Bass Pro Shop, just five miles away, or hike and bike in nearby Frontier Park for some outdoor excitement. Whether you're in town for business or leisure, you'll appreciate being just 12 miles from Lambert St. Louis International Airport. On site, enjoy amenities such as a business center, a fitness center and a gorgeous indoor pool.

Travel Information

You will need to arrange for transportation (rental car, taxi) from Lambert St. Louis International Airport to your hotel.