New Parent Educator Training

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Beginning in 2018, ABC Doula Service started offering a brand new CAPPA training!

The CAPPA Certified New Parent Educator: CNPE

Baby Care classes have been around for years, but this isn’t your “Basics of Baby Care” educator training. This program is designed for the modern educator who wants to help equip adults to sort through the information overload coming to them through the internet, social media, advice from family and friends, and their care providers.

Leaving behind lecture and offering parents learning activities, New Parent Educators give parents access to evidence and hands on skills that will increase their confidence and competence in parenting, providing opportunities for them to integrate their own beliefs and culture with the most up to date information about babies and prepare for the adjustment to parenting life. 

All parents want to provide the best for their baby, but there aren’t always easy answers to questions like, “'How do I soothe my baby?" and "How do I help my baby sleep?" Sometimes new parents don’t even know what questions they will need answers to  – such as, "How will the new baby affect my relationship with my partner?” and “How can we keep our relationship strong?"

Why Certify as a CNPE?

New Parent Educators can be found working in a variety of different settings, helping educate new families. Many work at hospitals teaching Baby Care classes, some work in community clinics that support new parents, and others work within care provider offices or in private settings.  But they all share the common goal of assisting and equipping families to make educated decisions about their babies.

If you are looking to add new parent education to your childbirth or breastfeeding classes--and want a certification that illustrates your commitment to non-judgmental, evidence-based education--the New Parent Educator program is for you.  If you are already a prenatal educator, the activities and learning scenarios in this training will give you fresh ideas for your classes, increasing engagement and reinforcing your role as a facilitator of the learning process. If you are a birth or postpartum doula who wants to support new parents to make confident decisions, the New Parent Educator program will provide many ways to approach the hard questions that parents ask you every day. Whether you are a nurse on the postpartum floor caring for families in the tender newborn period, a Healthy Family home visitor educating families one on one, or a WIC Certifier working with young families to help them gain skills for confident parenting, the topics covered in the New Parent Educator program will inspire and equip you to both challenge and comfort new and expectant parents.

The CAPPA New Parent Educator Training  

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Want to be inspired and empowered to begin or enhance your perinatal career? Train with the Childbirth and Postpartum Professionals Association, an international certification organization for Doulas and Professional Perinatal Educators. CAPPA trainings are designed to educate and equip the contemporary perinatal professional for a successful career in a fun, supportive, and collaborative environment. Trainings are evidence based and comprehensive, and are designed to appeal to all learning styles. Students will enjoy engaging and interactive instruction, with practical and real-world scenarios. CAPPA instructors have in-depth knowledge and follow standardized curriculum to ensure the highest quality training and most comprehensive perinatal education for CAPPA Certification programs. As one of the first and most comprehensive perinatal organizations in the world, CAPPA is respected for its longevity, stability, and its commitment to excellence in both education and unsurpassed student and member support.

Ready to become proficient when offering professional education to new and expecting parents? Take the first step towards becoming a Certified New Parent Educator with CAPPA. This eighteen-hour workshop meets the first requirement of your CNPE program and prepares you to work through the steps for certification. This course is designed to provide a foundational skill base, knowledge, and perspectives on professional education on the postpartum and newborn periods, as well as providing training for those seeking certification as certified new parent educators with CAPPA.

Offering 18 CAPPA Contact Hours. Nursing contact hours potentially available on request.

The CAPPA New Parent Educator Training Class includes the CAPPA New Parent Educator™ Manual, and covers the following topics:

  • · 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!

The CAPPA CNPE is a non-clinical professional and therefor does not dispense medical advice, diagnose medical conditions, perform clinical procedures, or prescribe/administer treatments of any kind. The CNPE offers appropriate referrals when their observance uncovers situations that require healthcare attention or support.

How to Certify as a CNPE:

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2018 Trainings

Mar 16-17 Denver, CO (w/Laura Nance)

Apr 2-3 Long Beach, CA

May 3-4 Dallas, TX

Sept 27-28 Tucson, AZ (w/Laura Nance)

Nov 10-11 Boston, MA

Nov 30-Dec 2 San Diego, CA

2019 Trainings

Jan 19-20 Nashville, TN

Feb 9-10 Los Angeles, CA

April 5-6 Minneapolis, MN

July 6-7 Everett, WA

Sept 7-8 Los Angeles, CA

Oct 26-27 Palm Springs, CA

Nov 14-15, Cincinnati, OH

Dec 5-6 Phoenix, AZ

2020 Trainings

Jan 11-12 Portland, OR

January 21-22 Anchorage, AK (w/ Laura Nance)

Feb 10-13 Kailua, HI

Please contact us to make a request if you would like to host one in your area.