Advocate for Parents of Perinatal Loss (APPL)
The Revelation Plan
A course by Heaven’s Gain Ministries
It was just revealed to her that her baby died. You are going to reveal to her how she can live through this.
- Reassure your client, help her to slow down and alleviate panic.
- Ease her mind by Educating her on her delivery.
- Validate her feelings.
- Empower her to make decisions about her delivery and after.
- Listen and Learn her needs and wants during the birth.
- Answer her questions.
- To Treasure the Time with her baby, Type or write down her birth plan after going through each point.
- Involve her faith and husband/partner.
- Offer Ongoing support; before, during, and after birth.
- Ask if she has Named her baby and refer to her baby by Name.
Training Next Training is May 16th and 17th in Cincinnati
Heaven’s Gain Ministries (HGM) has established a vital service designed to address the lack of certified advocates who are appropriately trained to support families experiencing pregnancy loss. After much research and consideration, HGM is proud to offer an invaluable course called The Revelation Plan.
The Revelation Plan was designed to fully educate and train what we call, “Advocates for Parents of Perinatal Loss” or APPL. This 12-hour course will instruct advocates in non-medical methods of supporting parents experiencing miscarriage, stillbirth, or poor pre-natal diagnosis. Our trainers can speak to groups of 30 or more at your location. We also offer training at our HGM office in Cincinnati. Contact us for further details.
Advocates for Parents of Perinatal Loss (APPL) certification requires preparation before attending class:
- 9 small books
- One binder
- Several pamphlets and brochures
- Quizzes on the books
- 3 on-line videos
- 12 hours of in-class training
Before, During, and After Delivery
No Heartbeat, before delivery
APPL advocates will prepare parents for the birth of their baby once it is determined there is no heartbeat, and before they enter the hospital. Advocates meet with parents to alleviate anxiety and fears of the unknown. By receiving non-med-ical intervention, parents become empowered, ready to make the most of the short time with their child. Our trained advocates will work with the parents to create a birth plan. They will offer options that allow parents to make educated de-cisions to choose what memories and mementos they wish to create with their child.
APPLs will be trained to avail themselves for questions during delivery via phone or in person. They can advocate for their clients and help to make sure the birth plan is understood and ful-filled as closely as possible.
Advocates will be fully knowledgeable to assist parents with their disposition choices: burial or cremation. They can assist in the planning of a service or funeral. Advocates will understand they cannot take away the pain of losing a child, but they can help parents avoid additional trauma that happens if they are not prepared.
There is no time limit on grief. Even well after delivery, advocates are trained to offer peer support to couples and individuals.
Advocates for Parents of Perinatal Loss
Advocates for Parents of Perinatal Loss (APPL) training is Christian based. APPLs will emerge trained in non-medical methods to help grieving families of all faiths or for those with no faith.
Heaven’s Gain Ministries’ APPL instructors and advocates do not discriminate by faith, age, skin color or sexual preference.
As we serve parents, APPLs will not push religious beliefs. It is our goal that our trained APPLs exemplify Christian love for the families and their precious children as they support and advocate for them.