Bereavement Training

Abigail’s Angels – Training for healthcare professionals

Abigail’s Footsteps commemorates its 10th anniversary year in 2020 and to coincide we are delighted to announce the launch of ‘Abigail’s Angels Bereavement Training’. This funded training for professionals will be provided by Paula Abramson, principal and founder of Bereavement Training International.

High-quality support and care for families following the death of a baby is an important element of the role of professionals. Abigail’s Angels specialist training for professionals is designed to ensure families receive the best possible support and care.

With many years’ experience in both the NHS and the charity sector, Paula has been designing and delivering training workshops for healthcare professionals since 2008.  She is recognised as an expert in bereavement training, and has consulted on projects such as the National Bereavement Care Pathway, Baby Loss Awareness Week, NHS England Child Death Booklet, and the Pan London Neonatal Complex and Palliative Care Nurse role.

The training is designed for all professionals caring for parents when a baby dies, including midwives, obstetricians, neonatal and gynaecology staff, sonographers, chaplains and allied healthcare professionals. The training can be tailor made to suit your requirements, and delivered at a time and location of your choice.

If you are interested in booking a funded course please contact us for more details.

Paula Abramson
Abigail’s training expert 

 

In 2019, Abigail’s Footsteps gifted £5,537.50 to Child Bereavement UK’s baby loss training programme, the funding supported professionals to access bereavement training and conferences, who otherwise may not have been able to attend. The funding was used to train 117 professionals attending five different training courses, details as follows:

  • 19 student midwives received heavily subsidised places at Child Bereavement UK’s neonatal conference.
  • 98 professionals working with bereaved parents have received 50% bursaries to attend a full day of training.

 


In 2018, Abigail’s Footsteps gifted two donations to Child Bereavement UK’s baby loss training programme totalling £9,835 and £840 to Sands to deliver a one day course. The funding was used to train 174 professionals attending ten different training courses, as follows:

  • 18 student midwives received free places at Child Bereavement UK’s neonatal conference.
  • 99 professionals working with bereaved parents have received 50% bursaries to attend a full day of training.
  • A further 57 professionals attended three training events.

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