It gives me great pleasure to welcome you to our website. But, it gives me even greater pleasure to invite you to join our team.
Whether you choose to attend a training or webinar, become a volunteer, or make a financial contribution to support our mission, you will find it very rewarding to be a part of the Life Perspective's family.
Every day our team is honored to witness transformation and hope. We have the privilege of seeing the look on a man or woman's face as they realize that healing from a reproductive loss is within their reach.
In the past year alone, we have been able to reach over 79,000 hurting men and women with hope and healing through our printed healing resources and websites. We have also been able to train 1,400 community leaders and healthcare professionals who are now better equipped to meet the needs of the men and women whom they serve. Additionally, LP earned accreditation from the California Board of Registered Nursing (BRN) to complement its mental health accreditations from California Association of Marriage and Family Therapists (CAMFT) and National Association of Social Workers (NASW).
As you explore our site, you will find the depth of our services, the sincerity of our passion and the resources to begin healing or to accompany someone on their healing journey.
Please enjoy your visit to our site and take your time to look around. We know you will be touched by what you see.
President/CEO Life Perspectives
Life Perspectives is dedicated to providing comfort, hope, and healing for hurting individuals by effecting widespread adoption of a reproductive grief standard of care.
We have all been touched by reproductive loss in one way or another, and recognize that there is a need for safe place to heal. We also see that the need for healing extends beyond the men and women experiencing loss, to a culture that does not know how to talk about reproductive loss, or be a strong support for those who need it. For over a decade Life Perspectives has offered a refuge for men, women, family, and friends experiencing reproductive loss, as well as equipped leaders with grief care training and resources to better serve the men and women in their communities.
Compassion: Life Perspectives is known for its gentle, non-judgmental, supportive approach to each person and situation – in fact, Life Perspectives has been described as the “personification of compassion.”
Humility: Life Perspectives is known for its continual quest to learn, to grow, and to incorporate feedback with gratitude toward all who contribute to its healing mission.
Inclusion: Life Perspectives is known for working with diverse individuals, organizations, and institutions often serving as a bridge for unlikely partnerships.
Innovation: Life Perspectives is known for applying current knowledge in novel ways to maximize impact and facilitate transformation.
Integrity: Life Perspectives is known for being reliable, honest, trustworthy, respectful, and always striving for excellence while seeking to adhere to the highest ideals.
Grief Care Education
LP trains health care professionals and grants certifications to improve patient care and ensure more rapid adoption of grief care best practices. In order to train the next generation of helpers, Life Perspectives partners with universities to develop curriculum for counselors, nurses, and social workers.
We offer a wide range of training opportunities for individuals and organizations committed to fostering a culture of hope and healing. These programs explore grief and loss after miscarriage and abortion, as well as other reproductive losses. Training equips leaders with knowledge and practical tools to help men and women know they are not alone and that there is a safe place for them to heal.
Data Collection & Research
In order to effect widespread adoption of a reproductive grief standard of care, LP collects data and partners with organizations and institutions to publish relevant articles and research studies.
Knowing that the silence surrounding reproductive loss places grieving individuals at risk for complicated grief and other difficulties, LP communicates directly with the community to raise awareness and lead individuals to appropriate healing resources. Links to digital resources are below, and our printed products can be accessed in the Shop.
Abortion Changes You
A safe place to begin healing for men, women, family members and friends who have been touched by abortion. The website offers a variety of anonymous interactive healing tools and activities through the healing pathways, and provides a collection of anonymous first hand accounts from visitors. For many, abortionchangesyou.com serves as a first step as well as a bridge to local resources through the Find Help Directory.
Serves as a refuge for men, women, family members, and friends grieving a loss due to miscarriage. The interactive healing tools in this website allow visitors to explore and work through their grief, anonymously share their story, and virtually memorialize a lost loved one. The Find Help pages offer referrals to other resources for additional help and support.
Our staff is an extended family dedicated to our partners and supporters.
It is our pleasure to work with these compassionate and knowledgeable people:
Perinatal Bereavement Care Coordinator
Mental Health Director
Mental Health Coordinator
Sharon is inspired by working with a team that genuinely cares for those hurting from reproductive losses.
For Tricia, the best part of her job is offering a safe place for others to share their story.
Dietrich is inspired that Life Perspectives takes a “unique approach to an issue that many don't even consider in the first place. We are innovators in language and training.”