Today’s parents are overwhelmed with information; they have friends and family and neighbors, and even total strangers, telling them how to care for their new baby. They have access to massive amounts of information on the internet, but much of this information is conflicting. How can parents determine what the “good” information is?They may have access to childbirth education classes and maybe even some newborn care classes, but does that help them with the questions new parents really need to know the answers to, such as ‘How do I soothe my baby?” and “How do I help my baby sleep?” Or even some of the questions they may not realize they need answers to, such as “How will a new baby affect my relationship with my partner? How can we keep our relationship strong?”
Starting in January 2018, CAPPA will be training and certifying New Parent Educators. New Parent Educators are the answer to the above problems. In the certification trainings, new parent educators will be taught evidence based information on the many topics that concern expecting and new parents. But it doesn’t stop there. The training also teaches new parent educators the skills to teach parents in ways that they can understand the concepts and implement in their lives and have fun while learning.
For Love of Baby Owner, Laura Nance, co-developed the program for CAPPA and she will be offering trainings for New Parent Educator certification all over North America in 2018. This training program is one of kind. There are no other training and certification programs out there to support parent education for the newborn and postpartum period.
Topics covered at the training include:
CAPPA certification and policies
• Practical application of Scope of Practice, Ethics, and Integrity
• Evidence Based Practices
• Teaching to Adult Learners
• The Newborn – Characteristics, Procedures, Feeding, and Care
• Soothing the Newborn
• SUIDS/SIDS and Safe Sleep
• Parental Relationships After Baby
• Postpartum Expectations for the Woman
• Postpartum Expectations for the Partner/Non-Birth Parent
• Preparing the Home and Family
• Specialty Class Ideas
• Curriculum Development
• Business development, marketing, and networking
• And much more!
For more information on the program and certification requirements, go here
Upcoming New Parent Educator Trainings
Utica MI (Detroit area) April 27-28 register here
Washington DC Area May 5 & 6 register here
New York City NY June 2& 3 register here
Omaha NE July 20 & 21 register here
Milwaukee WI August 17 & 18 register here
Toronto Ontario August 9 & 10 register here
Tucson AZ September 27 & 28 register here
Tampa Bay FL October 12 & 13 register here
Salt Lake City UT October 26 & 27 register here
San Francisco CA November 3 & 4 register here
For More Information contact Laura
"This was the best training I have ever attended in my sixteen years at Community Maternity Services. The information I learned is priceless and I can't wait to be able to start using it. Laura is a great trainer and very interesting! "
"The training was awesome and I feel prepared and equipped to be a good doula.Thanks so much Laura! "