Institute of Reproductive Grief Care and Life Perspectives® are the global experts in reproductive grief care. We offer education, research, expertise and support after pregnancy and reproductive loss. Our goal is to accelerate the widespread adoption of a reproductive grief standard of care, bringing comfort and hope to millions who are suffering, often alone and in silence. We provide education and resources to healthcare professionals including hospitals, medical professionals, therapists, social workers and pregnancy centers, as well as community and faith leaders. We are at the forefront of creating impartial and impactful research to understand the way individuals process reproductive losses, and to establish global standards for offering compassionate care. We also promote the research of others to better understand grief after reproductive loss and to close practice gaps in medicine. Additionally, we offer healing resources directly to those who are impacted, including our “Forget Me Not Signature Collection” of sympathy cards, jewelry and comfort boxes, all featuring the “Forget Me Not” flower as a symbol of remembrance and respect for those impacted.
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 Perspectives' 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 reached over 73,000 hurting men and women with hope and healing, through our printed healing resources and websites. We have also trained 2,100 community leaders and healthcare professionals, who are now better equipped to meet the needs of the people they serve. Additionally, Life Perspectives earned national accreditation from the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) to complement approvals to provide continuing education from the California Board of Registered Nursing (BRN), the California Association of Marriage and Family Therapists (CAMFT) and the 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.