Prenatal & Infant Care Network

The St. Joseph Community Health Foundation and Healthier Moms & Babies co-facilitate a quarterly webinar meeting for anyone in the community interested in providing quality prenatal and infant care services in northeast Indiana. The quarterly meetings focus on strengthening skills and knowledge of prenatal care providers by:

  • providing introductions to others engaged in this work in the community for easier referral and coordination of resources;
  • offering professional education on new trends, research and best practices in prenatal and infant health;
  • sharing updates on local programming and opportunities regarding prenatal & infant services.

Previous Prenatal & Infant Care Network Webinar was

Destigmatizing Mental Health: Practical Considerations for Providers

Thursday, May 5, 2022 | 11:30am

Allen County Public Library Downtown, Meeting Rooms A, B, C
900 Library Plaza

Local Births Data & Trends

Erin Norton, RN, BSN, MBA, Director of Community Outreach at Parkview Women’s & Children’s Service Line and facilitator for the Allen County Fetal Infant Mortality Review Committee, shared recent data and the FIMR Committee’s recommendations to address local maternal mental health challenges. The data revealed opportunities for all community partners to strengthen services.

Destigmatizing Mental Health: Practical Considerations for Providers

Janell Lane, MA, LMHC, Co-founder, Courageous Healing

Janell lead an interactive session for prenatal and maternal health care providers exploring the connection between mental health and fetal loss, types of treatment and medical considerations, tips for reducing associated stigma, and cultural considerations.

A dynamic and powerful counselor, presenter, speaker, Janell is a trainer with a unique way of relating information that is relevant and applicable. She has a Bachelor of Art in Psychological Science with minors in Criminal Justice & Criminology and Social Work and a Master of Art Degree in Mental Health Counseling, with an emphasis in providing community-based mental health services, from Ball State University.  She is licensed as a mental health counselor and has experience and training in working with diverse populations. To maximize services provided utilizing a brief model of therapy, Janell’s approach balances warmth and support, with her honest, direct, and practical style of communication.

Additional Prenatal & Infant Care Resources

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Safe Sleep

The Sleep Safely Campaign provides at-risk families both a safe place for babies to sleep, and education on how to put baby safely to sleep.

Community Health Resource Directories

Order directories of quality, local, free and low-cost prenatal and infant health resources:

PIC Network Steering Committee: