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International Maternity Institute Expands and Launches Parenting Education Program
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
June 27, 2014
SAN FRANCISCO – The International Maternity and Parenting Institute™ (IMPI) expands to the International Maternity and Parenting Institute™ (IMPI) and is proud to announce their new Parenting Education Program. The IMPI’s Parenting Education program will officially launch January 2015 and will be led by their Director of Parenting Education, Teresa Stewart, a former instructor and program manager for Isis Parenting. “We couldn’t be more thrilled to have Teresa on board for the opportunity to serve parents. Being a co-parenting mother of a six year old girl and almost two year old boy, I have found the need for parenting education , support and community to be extremely essential”, says IMPI founder Mary Luz (Mar) Oscategui. The IMPI Parenting Education Program has been created to assist and empower expecting and new parents with holistic education provided by seasoned experts along with an online parenting community for additional family support and engagement. The IMPI will focus on supporting parents in a variety of areas such as relationship, safety, child development, nutrition, health, sleep, play, co-parenting, discipline, green living, grief/loss and much more. In addition the IMPI will offer parents the opportunity for online live coaching.
About Teresa Stewart
Teresa Stewart, MS, MPH is an Infant/Toddler Sleep Consultant, Child Development Specialist, Maternal and Child Health Educator and Child Safety Advocate. She holds a MS in Child Development from Wheelock College and a MPH in Maternal and Child Health from Boston University; and is trained as a childbirth educator, CPR instructor, and sleep consultant. Teresa has been working with expecting and new parents, parents of young children (birth through five), grandparents and other caregivers for more than 15 years in various roles. These roles have included positions in advocacy and policy, direct education, management, and support services.
She has spent the last seven years until January 2014 at Isis Parenting, where she was an instructor for prenatal, early parenting and child development classes, and a sleep consultant. She also spent four years as a Program Manager for three programs: safety, wellness, and sleep support. She wrote curriculum for in-person classes, online classes, and blogs; and mentored and trained other instructors in Boston, Dallas and Atlanta.
In addition, Teresa is a member of SafeKids Boston and MassPinn (Massachusetts Prevents Injuries Now Network), where she collaborates on many safety topics, but primarily focuses on two: child passenger safety and infant sleep safety. She is also a member of the Association of Professional Sleep Consultants and the National Association for the Education of Young Children.
Teresa offers phone-based sleep consultations, in-home CPR classes for families, and sleep workshops for childcare centers and healthcare providers through her company, Teresa Stewart: Family Solutions (www.stewartfamilysolutions.com). She is scheduled to deliver poster presentations at two conferences this year, The National Breastfeeding Coalition Conference and Zero to Three’s National Training Institute. She is delighted to join the International Maternity and Parenting Institute™ (IMPI) in the role of Director of Parenting Education to bring high-quality, holistic and non-judgmental online education and support to families.
Teresa is the mother to two young children. They keep her humble, remind her on a daily basis that parenting is simultaneously wonderful and challenging, and fuel her passion for the work she does supporting and educating families.
The International Maternity and Parenting Institute™ (IMPI) provides the world’s most progressive and holistic birth professional and parenting education with evidence-based training, certification and global support for maternity and health professionals at all business stages. We are represented in thirty-three countries and specialize in offering individual and combined master certification programs in English, Spanish, French and Portuguese.
The IMPI’s mission is to inspire, support, and educate a global network of maternity professionals to provide exceptional service to pre-conceiving, expecting and new parents through eco-friendly initiatives, holistic and diverse educational programming, professional networking and a commitment to professionalism. The IMPI is accredited through the American Association of Drugless Practitioners and recognized through the International Institute for Complimentary Therapists.
The IMPI also provides consultation services for hospitals, birthing centers, retailers, corporations and individuals who wish to incorporate these methods into business, hospital and childbirth programs. By increasing the level of knowledge among professionals and the general public, the IMPI aims to be a leading authority with an integrative approach to pre-conceiving, pregnancy and post birth methods.
For more information about the International Maternity and Parenting Institute™, visit http://www.maternityinstitute.com.
Mary Oscategui, Founder
International Maternity and Parenting Institute™
PO BOX 455
Fairfax, CA 94930