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. 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!
At all training locations there are a limited number of partial scholarships available.
Scholarships to support the work of a non-profit or those who work with at minority or at risk populations:
There will be partial scholarships offered to attendees who serves the community as a teacher, facilitator, or other support person within a non-profit organization or focuses their work on minority or at risk populations. WIC or Healthy Families workers welcome, or any local organization serving new families. POC and minority groups who work in their community are also welcome to apply.
Scholarships for financial need:
We have set aside partial scholarships for attendees who have financial need, and who may be able to improve their business as well as the community support available based on attending this training.
Both scholarships require an email to firstname.lastname@example.org with an explanation of why you qualify for the scholarship, what you hope to gain in this training, and your plan to implement the training you will receive. As we anticipate multiple applications for these scholarships, we encourage you to provide as much detail about your plans to serve the community with this training.
For more information on the program and certification requirements, go here
Upcoming New Parent Educator Trainings
Brooklyn NY September 14 & 15 2019 register here
Burlington Area VT October 12 & 13 2019 register here
Pittsburgh PA October 19 & 20 2019 register here
For More Information contact Laura