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About Life Perspectives
Life Perspectives provides education, research and expertise to health professionals and other care providers to offer support after reproductive loss including miscarriage and abortion. We specialize in training carers/caregivers, including hospitals, medical professionals, therapists, social workers, pregnancy centers and the clergy, to support others through our certified Gold Standard of Care.® Life Perspectives is at the forefront of creating impartial, factual research to understand the way humans hurt/heal/recover after abortion or miscarriage. 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.
About Our CEO: Michaelene Fredenburg
Michaelene Fredenburg has been a non-profit executive for over 25 years founding Life Perspectives in 2000. Life Perspectives has since grown to a national organization with a number of international partners. Michaelene is considered an expert in reproductive loss having authored the book Changed: Making Sense of Your Own or A Loved One’s Abortion Experience, and the booklet Changed (English, Spanish & Italian), as well as serving as the editor of the book Grief & Abortion: Creating a Safe Place to Heal. Michaelene has written numerous articles about reproductive grief and loss and has participated in over 100 radio and television programs.
Michaelene testified before the United States House and Senate Committee hearings about the need for studies that evaluate the emotional and physical impact of all pregnancy outcomes and has presented to physician delegates from Afghanistan, India, and Pakistan through the State Department’s International Visitors Program. She is a frequent speaker and guest lecturer at universities and events. In 2018, Michaelene was invited by Ukrainian Catholic University to train psychologists, doctors, nurses, NGOs, social workers and clergy from various cities in Ukraine and Macedonia in partnership with the Ukrainian Public Ministry of Health. Michaelene also co-developed reproductive loss Continuing Education Curricula that is nationally accredited by the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) and the National Association of Social Workers, and approved by the California Board of Registered Nurses and the California Association of Marriage and Family Therapists.
Books and Helpful Materials
Our CEO is a published author of books that guide those impacted through the process of living life after miscarriage and abortion. Many of these books are free on Amazon Kindle.
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