Category Archives: Heartbeat Academy

30 Years of Lessons Learned



Kirk Walden, Advancement Specialist with Heartbeat International, joins Christine Grimmett to describe the crucial moments in his time in ministry that led him to where he is now. He expands on his recent Pregnancy Help News article in sharing stories of those lessons learned over his 30 years in the pregnancy help movement.

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Online Ultrasound Training for the Pregnancy Help Community



Heartbeat International’s Online Academy is releasing an updated online ultrasound training program. Christine Grimmett speaks with Christa Brown, Director of Medical Impact, and Tammy Stearns, Ultrasound Consultant, about this updated training material, what new features it includes for sonographers, and other ultrasound training opportunities available from Heartbeat.

Heartbeat’s Medical Impact team is ready to connect if you have questions! Contact them at medical@heartbeatinternational.org.

Interested in signing up? Click here to pre-register! 

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WiLD Leadership Development

A WiLD Heartbeat Experience



Dr. Rob McKenna, Founder and CEO of WiLD, and Dr. Daniel Hallak, Chief Commercial Officer. Rob and Daniel share why the “Whole Intentional Leader Development ” is important and can transform your faith, job, and personal goals taking you to the next level! Join them in-person for Heartbeat International’s Annual Conference or online for the next session of the Leader Development Program.

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The LOVE Approach Book

The L.O.V.E. Approach for Everyone



Cindi Boston-Bilotta interviews Dr. Peggy Hartshorn about her latest book, The L.O.V.E. Approach.

In 1994, Dr. Hartshorn developed The L.O.V.E. Approach manual to explain how Christ-centered pregnancy help center volunteers can build relationships with women facing difficult pregnancies and help them resolve issues and problems in a life-affirming way. It has been in continuous use around the world, taught by Heartbeat International since then (person to person and now on-line).

It was originally inspired by the lessons she learned from painful experience, the hard way, as a young wife, mother, and passionate Christian volunteer, almost 50 years ago.

In this narrative version of the L.O.V.E. Approach, she offers the four steps to you and the larger Christian community in the expectation that you will also find them powerful in your own relationships and ministries.

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planning for rapid growth

When Rapid Growth is Required for Pregnancy Help Organizations



As states pass various laws regarding abortion, pregnancy centers need to be ready for a possible influx in clients. Heartbeat International Vice Presidents, Cindi Boston and Betty McDowell, offer key tips for rapid growth and information on what to expect.

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The Relational Impact of Trauma



This session explorers how trauma affects relationships, including relationships with staff in the home, other moms in the home, and in some cases our clients children. To purchase the episode in its entirety, go to heartbeatservices.org/resources.


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5 Action Items Following Pregnancy Center Service Report



In this podcast, Kirk Walden gives you 5 things you can do to help the Pregnancy Center Service Report achieve maximum impact for the pregnancy help community.

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Strategies for Deescalating



We know that things around the home can get heated at times. This session will explore factors that contribute to escalation, and how recognizing those factors can help us deescalate effectively when the need arises. To purchase this episode in its entirety, go to heartbeatservices.org/resources


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Introducing Clinical Concepts with Non-Clinical Staff



Pregnancy Help Organizations around the country wrestle with tension between relying of professional, credentialed staff and lay staff and volunteers. This session explores how that tension plays out in the maternity home and ways to resolve that tension for the benefit of the home. To purchase this episode in its entirety, go to heartbeatservices.org/resources.