Programs & Services
Healthy Family Living™ is a Nationally Recognized Continuing Education Provider
HFL offers the following delivery options for all of it's programs:
Trainings and in-services for staff capacity and development, sponsored by agencies or hospitals. Held at their locale. Early Intervention Staff Training
Consultations for groups or individuals working in a variety of health and human services work, such as Early Intervention, NICU/ICNs, Pediatrics, Foster Care, Families-at-Risk, Residential Care, Moms in Recovery, CPS, and Adoption.
Trainings sponsored by HFL for individuals to attend ~ see Schedule.
Seminars designed to meet the unique needs of the audience and the populations they serve.
Conference presentations, speaking engagements and workshops.
In the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit
- NICU staff participate in continuing education training for capacity and proficiency in skills that alleviate stress and optimize care.
- The program blends science and nurturing for best possible outcomes through transforming Family Centered Care from competent to exceptional.
- Methodology is sensitively adapted to each baby, family and staff member.
- This brings developmentally appropriate nurturing for more womb-like approaches in care and outcomes.
"Even though I've done extensive training in developmental care and assessment in the NICU, I felt the Compassionate Beginnings program was a more tangible, compassionate, well-rounded impact to my practice. I loved the content, massage, therapeutic touch, communication techniques, the full spectrum of compassionate interactions with the whole family unit and work family too! Thank you!!" Anne Ike, RN, NICU
"Compassionate Beginnings encompasses developmental care, the merging human being, and the impact we have on there fragile babies and their parents. During the training, I witnesses staff undergo tremendous transormations. I have been deeply touched and impressed by this course and how it relates to all that we do in the NICU and, in fact, in life." Amarjit Sandu, M.D., Medical Director, Newborn Intensive Care Unity
Building Healthy Connections
- This program offers capacity development for staff, foster-care or shelter providers working with a diverse range of at-risk, traumatized or special needs populations.
- Many of the targeted populations have histories that result from ignorance, neglect and trauma, along with the subsequent impact on emotional/mental health and development.
- The offering consistently includes methodologies, principles and experiential practices that are flexible to support the expression of behaviors shown to improve self- and co-regulation, somatosensory input, organization, and sensory integration.
- As a result, there is an increase in the frequency of relationship interactions which convey safety, trust and security.
- Benefits grow from a deeper understanding of how to meet the need for predictable, attuned relationship interactions and sensory nourishment in human contact.
- Note: The program is adapted to meet current needs and objectives of staff or to meet a conference focus following a pre-event consultation.
- For more information click here.
Approaches for Families and Children with Special Needs
A focused touch and communication training for professionals whose work with families and children with special needs addresses attachment, secure relationship skills, developmental outcomes and quality of life in day-to-day living. This program is tailored to achieve your goals, please contact HFL to explore how the options.
Infant Massage: Communication in Parenting - Instructor Certification
- Derived from 25 years of direct experience including training thousands of professionals, Kalena Babeshoff is one of the world’s leading experts in the field of Infant Massage. She began her work in the health field in 1971. Click here for brief biography.
- Participants learn to teach the science and art of relationship/parenting skills.
- HFL’s approach places emphasis on touch, massage, and sensory nourishment as a process to cultivate loving attunement, internal sense of security and understanding in the family.
- This cultivates communications known to support the bonding process, and brain development from which healthy families and communities emerge.
Infant Massage: Communication in Parenting - Parent Classes
Taught by HFL Certified Instructors, infants and their caretakers learn the art of forming secure relationships through attuned communication and nurturing massage. This brings lifelong developmental benefits for the body, mind, and spirit of the family. More Information