Online Training Opportunities

New Training! Perinatal Loss: Providing Support in the Funeral Home

As a professional in funeral planning, you have undoubtedly met many grief stricken parents who are beside themselves with pain, anger, and disbelief over the death of their baby. Whether the baby died during pregnancy, at birth, or in the first few months of life, the loss is profound and many decisions need to be made in a short amount of time. Share is here to help you best serve your families with our educational trainings and our available family resources.

The Funeral Service Foundation made it possible for Share to provide this excellent educational opportunity that is available online and is free for a limited time. If you have any questions, please email Patti Budnik,

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Ongoing Bereavement Training Opportunities

Share's online bereaving training courses offer targeted education and essential resources to enable caregivers to provide the best standard of care to their families who have experienced the loss of a baby.

These courses are ideal for the caregiver, medical professional, counselor or parent advocate who is seeking additional education or resources for the families they serve.


What trainings are available?

Complications in Grief When a Baby Dies                                  1.5 Contact Hours

Presented by Justine Froelker, MEd, LPC, Certified Daring Way Facilitator & Stephen Mitchell, MDiv, PhD, LPC, LMFT



Honoring the Cultures of African Americans and Hispanics in Perinatal Bereavement                                                             

Presented by Teresa Brassfield, MSN, Joyce West, MSW and Silvia Bowman, MBA    1 Contact Hour



Supporting Pregnancy Loss in the Emergency Department      1 Contact Hour

Presented by Patti Budnik, BSN, CPLC, Debbie Cochran, BSN, MA, CPLC and Nancy Spargo, AM, LCSW



Developing a Sustainable Bereavement Care Program            1 Contact Hour

Presented by Debbie Cochran, BSN, MA, CPLC and Gayle Unverferth, RN



Support Groups in Perinatal Bereavement                                     1 Contact Hour

Presented by:  Rose Carlson, BS and Jessica Vogler, PLPC



Caring for Grieving Children                                                               1 Contact Hour

Presented by Lacey Prater, MSW, LCSW and Meredith Lehman, MEd., PLPC, CCLS



Trauma Informed Care for Perinatal Bereavement      1.25 Contact Hours

Presented by Nancy Spargo, AM, LCSW






What do I do with my Love: Creating Keepsakes When a Baby Dies    1.25 Contact Hours

Presented by Rose Carlson, BS

There are two price options to choose from.

For $100, in addition to the course you will receive a canvas Share tote bag containing the following items that will assist you in creating mementos and events for your families: One copy each of the books Bittersweet…hellogoodbye: A resource in planning farewell rituals when a baby dies, Creating Keepsakes: A guide for helping families create cherished mementos and rituals when a baby dies, 25 of each of the following informational brochures: Creating Keepsakes when a Baby Dies and Special Days, 10 parent keepsakes quote cards with ribbon and charm, 8 Recognition of Life certificates, 2 Hugged with our Hearts  (memory book for those who experience early pregnancy loss) and 2 We Hold you in our Hearts (memory book for those experiencing a later loss).

If you do not wish to receive the tote bag of memory making supplies, the course is $40.



Are contact hours available?

Yes! These continuing nursing education activities are 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.