Pregnancy Help Podcast

How to Avoid Secondary Trauma as a Caregiver



Join Heartbeat International Housing Specialist, Mary Peterson, as she talks with Lisa Holmes of Foundation House Ministry to discuss ways to avoid secondary trauma within the housing community.

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Pregnancy Center Life Launch Grant Program

New! Life Launch Grant Program



We’re talking with Sara Littlefield, Grant Program Specialist for Heartbeat International, about a new grant program called the Pregnancy Center Life Launch which provides brand new pregnancy centers with $30,000 in funds and resources. Sara walks through the steps needed to apply for the grant and how Heartbeat walks alongside centers to help ensure success.

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Pregnancy Help Podcast

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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Maternity Homes and the Pregnancy Center Service Report



Mary Peterson, Housing Specialist for Heartbeat International, discusses four main messages she gleaned from the latest report from the Lozier Institute specifically regarding housing programs.

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Planning for the Future Using the Pregnancy Center Service Report



Jor-El Godsey, president of Heartbeat International, highlights the expansion of services the pregnancy help network has been able to accomplish over the last 50 years and shares how you can use this information in planning for the future.

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Using the Pregnancy Center Services to Connect with Politicians



Cindi Boston, Heartbeat International’s Vice President, provides practical ways you can connect with your local, state and national politicians in a positive, proactive way.

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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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Pregnancy Help Podcast

Trauma-Informed Rule Structures



In this session we’ll look at how create rule structures in the home that provide order and stability but are trauma informed. To purchase this episode in its entirety, go to heartbeatservices.org/resources.


Pregnancy Help Podcast

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


Pregnancy Help Podcast

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.