Testimonials

Pam is a passionate professional who holds the welfare of children and families at the heart of all she does. An experienced trainer and advocate, Pam empowers others with confidence and lifesaving knowledge and is tireless in ensuring that she reaches the powers that can make critical policy decisions that improve life and safety issues.” 
Deb - Naperville

Awesome presentation – loved it !!!! Lots of practical information.  Great speaker and fun to listen to.  Pam knew her information very well.
Carol - Childcare Provider

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Interesting!  Informative!  As an engaging speaker, I have trained more than 70,000 people over the last 15 years and spoken to class sizes from 5 to 500.  I am regularly requested to speak at conferences and I have received excellent audience feedback and repeat invitations to be the speaker. Currently,   I am offering a variety of different workshops that you can request or a custom keynote speaking engagement. 

Keynote Speaker

I don’t have a cookie cutter method to meeting your needs.  I understand that every group is different and therfore I tailor my message to fulfill your goals. Each presentation and audience is unique.  I will design a program to meet the specific needs of your audience, program, event or organization.  I always expect to exceed your expectations and want your group to walk away feeling that they have had a unique experience. Learn More....

Train the Trainer

Train the Trainer classes are offered to professionals who are interested in using the information to teach others either through spot training within the context of the participants job or through offering workshops to the community.  Train the Trainer workshops can be custom created by mixing a variety of subjects together or a single subject.  Train the Trainer workshops are generally 3 – 12 hours in length depending on the number of topics included. Learn more…

Webinars

Join a webinar training done in real time with a live instructor facilitating the training.  Webinars are scheduled at time convenient to the participants and can be viewed anywhere that you have a computer, smartphone or tablet. Learn more…

 

Workshops

Upon request, I can provide you with objectives, outline and suggested course description for your registration advertisement.  These classes meet all the requirements of the new DCFS guidelines for SIDS, SUID and Safe Sleep training for licensed and prospective childcare providers in Illinois. Classes are positive, upbeat and offer valuable information for both the novice and the seasoned professional. All workshops can be customized to the specific needs of the audience. 

Safe Sleep for Babies

Proactive recommendations are made for reducing the risk of Sudden Infant Death, accidental suffocation and accidental entrapment and overlay as well as suggestions for Tummy Time.  Information is given on childcare regulations in Illinois regarding infant sleep.  This class is appropriate for anyone with a baby in their life. Learn More....

Safe Sleep for Infants in Childcare – SIDS/SUID Training

Childcare providers, this class is for you!  It meets all the requirements for your licensing. It offers proactive recommendations for providing Safe Sleep for Infants.  Tips and tools for integrating Tummy time into the day are discussed to help keep baby on track developmentally. Information is offered regarding the childcare licensing and the law as well as suggestions for protecting your business.  Learn More....

What’s New in Safe Sleep for Baby

This class is specifically designed for the veteran professional that has had SIDS or Safe Sleep classes before.  Discussion of the latest recommendations from the American Academy of Pediatrics in Safe Sleep guidelines, changes in licensing and the latest products that are being offered to parents today.  This class meets all requirements for childcare licensing. Learn More....

But All My Kids Slept on their Tummies!

Grandparents play a huge role in the lives of new parents and infants.  So many of us our frustrated by the feeling that we just can’t keep up with all that has changed since our children were babies.  We’ll discuss the science behind the new Safe Sleep message and why it’s so successful as well as why it’s so important for our grandparents to lead the way.  Learn More....

Safe Sleep and the Products that Parents Ask About

Bumpers, Boppies and all types of devises! There are lots of products on the market that claim to be safe for baby and to reduce the risk of SIDS.  Do they work or do they just play on the fears of new parents?  Learn the latest recommendations from the American Academy of Pediatrics in Safe Sleep guidelines.  Lots of products are discussed with the audience about some products that are sold for infant use.  Learn More....

Tummy for Play

This class is designed for all both the parent and the childcare provider.  Have you heard about all the babies with flat heads?  Does back sleeping cause developmental delays?  Learn practical applications on age appropriate activities that promote proper development while continuing to adhere to the safe sleep recommendations. Learn More....

Babies are Not Teddy Bears - Parenting as Teens

Specific behaviors typical of Teen Parents are discussed. Supportive tactics for teen parents in discussing conflicts over new theories in child rearing with family members. Positive suggestions for Safe Sleep for our infants.  Proactive recommendations are made for reducing the risk of Sudden Infant Death, accidental suffocation and accidental entrapment and overlay as well as suggestions for Tummy Time. Learn More...

Bed-Sharing – A Complicated Decision

Parents are bombarded with advice from all types of professionals about the advantages and disadvantages of Bed-Sharing.  What is Co-Sleeping?  Learn the differences so that the best decision can be made for your family. Learn More....

Handling a Medical Emergency

Over 30 million children are taken to the emergency room each year, they can’t all be someone else’s children!  Learn how to handle a medical emergency in your business.  Suggestions for developing policy and procedures are offered. Learn More....

Understanding Complicated Grief after the Death of a Child

What is “normal” in grief?  How can you help?  A frank discussion of the do’s and don’t of being with grieving parents.  Perfect for co-workers, neighbors, friends and family. Learn More....

Helping Adults Help Children – Understanding Children’s Grief

Grief Responses differ in Adults and Children.  Our goal is to help answer the bereavement questions of the Child Care worker who is involved in the child’s life.  Frequently, the Child Care Provider will play a vital role in the child’s ability to handle grief. Information will be offered concerning the grief responses in children and suggestions for assisting them through the tragedy. Learn More....

Falling Down the Rabbit Hole - A Parents Journey thru the Sudden Death of an Infant

We can learn to carry our infants in our hearts, rather than our arms. A story of the journey made by a family after the death of a child.  Points about self care, pre-school children’s grief, subsequent children and the differences between men and women in their grief are discussed. Learn More...

The Prescription for Safe Sleep for Babies


The Prescription for Safe Sleep for Babies Program supplies pharmacists with the information to promote lifesaving safe sleep messages to parents and caregivers. The program focuses on ways that pharmacist professionals can help families understand the importance of creating a safe sleep environment for their baby to help reduce the risk of sleep related deaths like SIDS and accidental suffocation. Learn More….

Death Notification to Families

Death notification to families is an essential skill for healthcare professionals.  Emergency Department professionals are regularly called upon to give life changing information to families.  Learn practical, yet compassionate tips on handling these difficult situations. Learn More….

 

All workshops are in English and are available for a charge of $20 per participant with a minimum of ten attendees. Large group rates are available. For training areas outside of Cook, DuPage and Kane counties in Illinois an additional charge may apply. I am happy to travel anywhere within the United States.  I will provide this crucial training at your convenience.  All you need to do is contact me to set up a date and time.  Recommended training time is two hours but we can customize the program for special time requests. A Certificate of Attendance can be given to each attendee upon advance request.