isten and Learn:                              Explore the pregnancy issue and the details of her story through                                                 listening and learning.                  Ask about: Her needs. Her strengths. Her areas of awareness (feelings, thoughts, wants, values and beliefs). The attitudes, feelings and responses of the child’s father and/or her parents         since they are key to her feelings and fears.                             How to explore and listen: Ask open-ended questions and use statements like “Tell me more about …”. Pay close attention to her every word and body language. Observe and listen for contradictions and ambivalence. Understand on a deeper level, she is probably not totally at ease                                          about her actions, thoughts. or the feelings she is experiencing.                                                                                                                                               pen Options:                       Share information about options she needs to consider to make a life-giving decision. Use what you have learned about her in the L step about her story. Share in a factual but loving and caring way what you know about abortion,                                                        having a baby, adoption, marriage, and how that might apply in her situation. Focus on HER FIRST, not the baby.                                                                    ision and Value Awaken a vision in her for a healthier life, a vision that she may never have had, or that has become dimmed. Help her value herself differently. She is a special creation, worthy of love. She is made in the image of God and He loves her and died for her. There is always hope. She can make positive choices for herself and her baby.                                                                     xtend and Empower   Give referrals for the help she needs: Go the the Canadian Association of Pregnancy Support Services website                                           http://www.capss.com/find-a-center                                           to find the nearest pregnancy help center in your area,                                           or call  1 (403) 347-2827 They will get you in contact with someone in your area for peer counselling. Help her plan her next steps.                                             A call from you? How can you contact her?                                                         Always finish by praying for her and her baby.  
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    Click on the beating heart           to be taken to the       Heartbeat International                training page.
    Pastoral response:     Putting the pieces in place      These tools are based on the “LOVE”      approach developed by Hearbeat International.          Below is a very basic guideline for walking          a woman through a crisis pregnancy.          For more detailed training we strongly                                        suggest you take their                                        excellent on-line training. 
The LOVE Approach
Post abortion counselling resource For information on how to counsel women back to health after an abortion. Or as a great resources on post abortion trauma. https://www.healinghearts.org/
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                                isten and Learn:            Explore the pregnancy issue and the details                                                of her story through listening and learning. Ask about: Her needs. Her strengths. Her areas of awareness (feelings, thoughts,                                          wants, values and beliefs).        The attitudes, feelings and responses of the                                          child’s father and/or her parents since they are key to her feelings and fears. How to explore and listen: Pay close attention to her every word and                                                body language. Ask open-ended questions and use statements                                          like “Tell me more about …”. Interpret and “check out” what you think you are                                          hearing, “Did I hear you say..?”. Observe and listen for contradictions and                                          ambivalence.                                          Understand on a deeper level, she is probably                                          not totally at ease about her actions, thoughts.                                          or the feelings she is experiencing.                                                                                                         pen Options:                                                        Share information about options she needs to                                                        consider to make a  life-giving decision.                                                        Use what you have learned about her in the                                                        L step about her story.                                                        Share in a factual but loving and caring way                                                        what you know about abortion,                                                        having a baby, adoption, marriage, and how that                                                        might apply in her situation.                                                        Focus on HER FIRST, not the baby.                                                                   ision and Value                                                        Awaken a vision in her for a healthier life,  a vision that she may never have had, or that  has become dimmed.                                                        Help her value herself differently. She is a                                                        special creation, worthy of love.                                                        She is made in the image of God and He loves                                                        her and died for her. There is always hope. She                                                        can make positive choices for herself                                                        and her baby.                                                                   xtend and Empower                                           Give referrals for the help she needs:                                           Go the the Canadian Association of                                           Pregnancy Support Services website                                           http://www.capss.com/find-a-center                                           to find the nearest pregnancy                                           help center in your area,                                           or call  1 (403) 347-2827                                           -  they will get you in contact with someone in                                           your area for peer counselling.                                           Help her plan her next steps.                                           A call from you? How can you contact her?                                                         Always finish by praying for her and her baby.
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     As we act on what God speaks to us about, we change. As we change and those we pray for change, culture changes.                        Because WE ARE CULTURE.                  All rights reserved We R Culture 2016
Used with permission
    Click on the beating heart           to be taken to the       Heartbeat International                training page.
    Pastoral response:     Putting the pieces in place      These tools are based on the “LOVE”      approach developed by Hearbeat International.          Below is a very basic guideline for walking          a woman through a crisis pregnancy.          For more detailed training we strongly                                        suggest you take their                                        excellent on-line training. 
The LOVE Approach
Post abortion counselling resource For information on how to counsel women back to health after an abortion. Or as a great resources on post abortion trauma. https://www.healinghearts.org/
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