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Trauma-Informed Care Webinar Series with Linda Sloan Locke

This webinar series for doulas, nurses, community health workers, and other perinatal health professionals will review the basics of trauma, intimate partner violence, and trauma-informed care. Learners will receive information and resources to best support perinatal patients with a history of trauma.

With Linda Sloan Locke, CNM, MPH, LSW, FACNM, Executive Director, NJ Health Cares About Domestic and Sexual Violence Collaborative

1 – From Treating to Healing: An Overview of Trauma-Informed Care

Wednesday, September 20, 2023
2:00 pm – 3:00 pm

To view the recording of the first session, please register HERE.

2 – Trauma Up Close and Personal – An Overview of Intimate Partner Violence

Wednesday, October 18, 2023
2:00 pm – 3:00 pm

3 – And the Hurt Goes On… The Intersections of intimate Partner Violence and Health

Wednesday, November 15, 2023
2:00 pm – 3:00 pm

One registration for all three webinars. Registrants will receive a link to view the recordings, accessible until November 30, 2023.

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Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders Impact and Support: Empowering School Nurses to Champion Students and Families

Recorded Webinar Debut

Thursday, September 28, 2023
6:00 pm to 8:00 pm

This webinar is an opportunity for school nurses to develop an understanding of how fetal alcohol spectrum disorders (FASD) can impact an individual throughout their life and school, as well as develop tools and skills to support other school-based professionals in working with students and families impacted by FASD.

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The Role of Pelvic Floor Physical Therapy in the Antenatal and Postpartum Periods

Live, Two-Part Webinar

Saturday, September 30, 2023
8 am to 10 am and 10:30 am to 12:30 pm

Every person can benefit from pelvic floor exercises. This is even more important for perinatal patients/clients as they prepare for labor anddelivery and adjust during the postpartum period return to exercises like lifting the baby, nursing all night, and carrying a car seat during a cough,laugh, or sneeze. This two-session program will review the role that pelvic floor physical therapy can have for the perinatal client/ patient.

Webinar participants may attend one or both sessions.

Session 1 (8 am to 10 am) – After the program, the participant will be able to:

  • Describe the importance of all pregnant persons understanding the pelvic floor anatomy
  • Explain a movement pattern that is safe and preventative for pain and dysfunction in pregnancy (including how to have a bowel movement, how to lift, and how to prevent diastasis)

Session 2 (10:30 am to 12:30 pm) – After the program, the participant will be able to:

  • Identify simple techniques for pain modulation in pregnancy, labor, and postpartum
  • Understand core strengthening and pelvic girdle exercises

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Mind Body Birth Webinar Series

This webinar series for doulas, nurses, and other perinatal health professionals will explore how physical exercise, nutrition, and breathwork can impact the labor and delivery experience. Participants will also learn about how childbirth education classes can prepare expectant families for pregnancy, birth, and beyond.

With Taylor Walker Sinning, HypoBirthing Educator, HypnoBirthing Doula, Pre/Postnatal CES and Certified Personal Trainer

1 – Preparing for Birth Through Fitness

Wednesday, October 4, 2023
12:00 pm to 1:00 pm

2 – Tangible Practices to Manage Labor & Prepare for Postpartum

Wednesday, November 1, 2023
12:00 pm to 1:00 pm

3 – How Childbirth Classes Can Help Improve Maternal Health Outcomes

Wednesday, December 6, 2023
12:00 pm to 1:00 pm

One registration for all three webinars. Registrants will receive a link to view the recordings, accessible until December 20, 2023.

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SIDS Awareness Month 

Reducing the Risk of Sudden Unexpected Infant Death: A Guide for Healthcare Providers

Live Webinar

Wednesday, October 11, 2023
12:00 pm to 1:00 pm

This live virtual program in honor of SIDS Awareness Month is an opportunity for nurses and other health professionals who work with families to learn the updated safe sleep guidelines of the American Academy of Pediatrics to reduce the risk of SIDS and other sleep- related infant deaths.

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The Uses of Anesthesia in Labor

Live Webinar

Tuesday, October 24, 2023
12:00 pm to 1:00 pm

Participants will learn the various uses of anesthesia in labor and analgesic techniques for laboring patients. 

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 On-Demand Webinars

Healthy Homes Training for Professionals: A Review of the Eight Healthy Homes Principles

On-Demand Webinar

Recorded on August 29, 2023

This Healthy Homes Training for Professionals reviews the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development’s Eight Healthy Homes Principles, including methods to reduce common childhood exposures to home safety hazards and environmental contaminants like mold, radon, lead, carbon monoxide, and particulate pollution.

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Baby-Friendly USA Designation Preparation: Recorded Presentation and Q&A

On-Demand Presentation and Discussion

Recorded on August 30, 2023

This session is an opportunity for hospitals seeking designation or re-designation to learn about the recent updates to the 10 Steps and ask BFUSA’s Chief Executive Officer and Clinical Director questions about the preparation process.

Please note – this program does not offer continuing education credits. 

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RSV Monoclonal Antibody for Infants – Recorded Presentation for Healthcare Professionals

On-Demand Presentation

Recorded on August 15, 2023

Respiratory Syncytial Virus (RSV) is recognized as one of the most common causes of childhood illness and leads to significant hospitalization rates for newborns and children younger than two. Nirsevimab received FDA approval on July 17, 2023 and is indicated for the prevention of RSV lower respiratory tract disease in neonates and infants born during or entering their first RSV season and children up to 24 months of age who remain vulnerable to severe RSV Disease through their second RSV season.

This presentation will provide information on the mechanism of action of the RSV monoclonal antibody (mAb), studies supporting the RSV mAb FDA approval, and information supporting use and implementation of the RSV mAb.

With Helene Janosczyk, Medical Science Liaison, Sanofi Vaccine Medical Team

Please note – this program does not offer continuing education credits. 

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Incorporating a Donor Milk Program into the Hospital Setting – Virtual Presentation and Q&A

On-Demand Presentation and Discussion

Recorded on August 16, 2023

Donor milk can provide an opportunity for families to exclusively breastfeed during challenges in the first few days after the birth, but donor milk is often only available in the hospital to newborns in the NICU, if at all. It can be overwhelming for hospitals to know where and how to start a program to offer this invaluable service to new families. This virtual presentation is an opportunity to learn directly from leaders of a robust donor milk program at a New Jersey medical center and to attend a virtual “tour” of a milk bank.


  • Suzanne O’Neill, RN, IBCLC, Lactation Consultant, Cooperman Barnabas Medical Center
  • Susan DiRocco, BSN, RN, IBCLC, Clinical Director, Family Centered Care, Cooperman Barnabas Medical Center
  • Roseanne R. Motti, BA, MFA, Director of Community Relations, The New York Milk Bank, Inc
  • Linda Harelick, Executive Director, The New York Milk Bank, Inc.

Please note – this program does not offer continuing education credits. 

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This series features leaders in health and the community in discussion with Marieakarl Vilceus-Talty, Partnership President and CEO.

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Support Groups
We offer an array of support group opportunities for women and families. Learn more.


Family Support Programs
Our family support and home visitation programs offer both in-person and virtual visits. 

Community-based organizations and health care providers can make referrals to Healthy Families, the Nurse-Family Partnership, Parents as Teachers, the Early Childhood Specialist Initiative, and Healthy Women Healthy Families. 

Call Connecting NJ and get connected to family support programs:

Bergen & Passaic Counties  – 973-942-3630
Hudson & Union Counties – 201-876-8900
Morris County – 973-343-2650

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