Life Perspectives® provides education, research and expertise to health professionals and other care providers to offer support after reproductive loss including miscarriage and abortion. Life Perspectives also offers a safe place, without religious or political affiliation, for those impacted by miscarriage and abortion at MiscarriageHurts.com® and AbortionChangesYou.com.®
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
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:
Having experienced reproductive loss herself, Michaelene founded Life Perspectives with the vision to facilitate healing around the world. Today that vision continues to be fulfilled in Life Perspectives’ international outreach. Michaelene’s passion is unwavering. She is continually inspired at Life Perspectives by the individuals who trust us with their stories and the professionals and leaders who are motivated to help them.
Executive Programs Director
Katie is the primary point of contact for organizations who partner with Life Perspectives for training. Just recently, Katie not only helped facilitate our outreach to Ukraine, she helped to successfully train psychologists, social workers, clergy and representatives of NGOs from across the country.Katie is inspired by Life Perspectives’ impact, not only on individuals but on entire organizations.
Executive Assistant to the CEO
Chenayle is new to Life Perspectives in 2020, but comes with over 13 years of business experience. She works with the CEO to make sure she is aware of project progression, internal processes, and scheduled meetings. Chenayle also oversees the Operations Department and manages HR responsibilities. She enjoys helping the team dream up new ideas and puts them into practice by arranging the right resources. Chenayle values Life Perspectives for the comfort and hope they help provide to those impacted.
Mental Health Coordinator
IT Specialist & Webmaster
When it comes to everything computers, Dietrich is our guy. He is our IT specialist extraordinaire. In addition, Dietrich maintains the online resources that hundreds of thousands have utilized to get the help and information they need. 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.”
Office Administrative Specialist
As the Bookkeeper, Carolina oversees Life Perspectives' financial data and compliance by maintaining accurate books on accounts payable and receivable, and works closely with the treasurer to create and analyze financial reports. She also translates Life Perspectives resources into Spanish. Carolina is inspired by hearing of individuals’ decisions to let go of their pain and knowing that she’s been able to contribute to their healing journeys.