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!
Upcoming New Parent Educator Trainings
March 16 & 17, 2018 Denver CO (Co-teaching with Kimberly Bepler, the co-developer of the New Parent Educator Program) register here here
April 20 & 21, 2018 Raleigh NC register here
April 27-28, 2018 Utica MI (Detroit area) register here
May 3 & 4, 2018 Toronto Ontario register here
June 1 & 2, 2018 New York City NY register here
July 20 & 21, 2018 Omaha NE 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! "