Parent Telephone Support Team
Parent Bereavement Support Group is coordinated by Christine Scott, Executive Director of the Western New York Perinatal Bereavement Network, Inc. and bereaved mother of Jacob Wesley Scott. This Support Group has its origins at Baby’s Sweet Beginnings Lactation and Wellness Center in Lancaster, then moved to Life Transitions Center, Inc., finally finding a home at the WNYPBN offices in Williamsville.
The Western New York Perinatal Bereavement Network, Inc. provides this support in its dedication to help those afflicted with the tragic loss of a baby.
This camera program offers families a chance to capture the miracle that is their child. Families are urged to take photos of their short time with their baby: the window of opportunity to capture memories with their baby is very, very small. Most hospitals provide disposable cameras for use during this time. The WNYPBN provides many of these cameras and is in the process of collecting used or new digital cameras and SD memory cards for hospitals. In this way, families can use the hospitals’ digital cameras and take the memory cards home to print pictures as needed.
The “A Moment in our Arms, Forever in our Hearts” program was created in collaboration with Courtney Bajdas and Matthew Barnhardt, bereaved parents of Andrei Skolikas Barnhardt.