NICU Outreach And Transition Collaborative Partnership


On September 23, 2016, Anita Saranga Coen, LCSW, CPNL’s pro bono program evaluator, attended and represented Colorado Pregnancy & Newborn Loss Services at a recent Neonatal (NICU) Outreach and Transition Collaboration Partnership meeting with representatives from many different organizations working together for “Special Kids Special Care”.

The meeting was organized by Barbara J. Deloian, PhD, RN, CPNP, IBCLC, FAANP, President/CEO Special Kids, Special Care Inc. to work together toward the goal of establishing a sustainable “coordinated system of discharge and follow-up for babies and their families transitioning from the NICU to their home and community” during the next year. CPNL was pleased to be part of this important event, for, as we know, not all babies go home and some who do are not with us long enough. CPNL is an important resource for professionals and families who are touched by these fragile babies. More information can be found at

10th Annual – 2016 Candlelight Remembrance


Dear friends,

Registration is now open for our 10th Annual Candlelight Remembrance event in Parker, CO. Join us on Saturday, December 3, 2016 at 6pm as we gather to honor and remember our children.

  • As always, our memorial event is free to attend.
  • Registration is required. Register by November 18.
  • The event program will begin promptly at 6:00 PM.
  • Please note this is a family event, and children will be present.
  • Make sure to dress for the weather as we are outdoors for this event!
  • Note: This year, we will not be hosting a gathering after the event.

You do not need to be present in order for your child/ren to be included. If you cannot attend, simply RSVP for “0” and we will mail the event program to you.

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Our events need your support. Consider making a donation to help us continue hosting these free events. Thank you. It is an honor to remember your children with you each year.


RTF Event Staff, Rowan Tree Foundation


By registering for this event you hereby waive any right or cause of action arising as a result of my participation in The Rowan Tree Foundation’s Event (“Event”), including transportation if provided, from which any liability may or could accrue against the Rowan Tree Foundation or the directors, volunteers and staff, collectively or individually as well as event sponsors or other partnering entities. Without limiting the generality of the foregoing, you agree that this waiver shall include any rights or causes of action resulting from personal injury to me or damage to my property sustained in connection with my activities during the Event.

You also hereby authorize and consent that The Rowan Tree Foundation has the right to copyright, publish, use, sell or assign any and all photographic pictures, videos and/or sound recordings taken or made of you or your party may be included in whole or part during the Event. You grant permission to The Rowan Tree Foundation to allow these images and/or recordings to be put to legitimate use at their discretion. You relinquish all rights, title or interest to any furnished products, reproductions or facsimiles.

Saturday December 3, 2016 from 6:00 PM to 7:00 PM MST
Event will start at 6pm sharp.
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RTF Angel Memorial Plaza
McCabe Meadows Park
Parker, CO 80134

Attire:  Casual. Please dress for the weather. This event is held outdoors and will happen regardless of the weather.

Note:  This year, we will not be hosting a gathering after the memorial event.

Parking Notice: The Parker Police will ticket anyone who is parked illegally. Please observe all rules and regulations, and park only in designated parking places.

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The Office on Women’s Health 25th Anniversary Celebration


This year marks the Office on Women’s Health (OWH)  25th anniversary. In recognition of this, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services is hosting an event in Washington, DC on Thursday, October 20, to celebrate this important milestone.

CPNL’s Executive Director, Dorotha Graham Cicchinelli, will attend and participate in a panel discussion focusing on the future of women’s health. This will provide Dorotha and CPNL with an important opportunity for HHS to learn more about CPNL’s long-time efforts west of the Mississippi.

For more information on women’s health issues, please visit OWH’s website at


Fall 2016 Creative HeARTs Workshop Saturdays 9:00 – 11:00 a.m. September 10, 17, October 8, 22, November 5, 19

Storytelling and Artmaking to Empower Families and Educate Communities About Baby Loss

The Fall Creative HeARTs workshop will include parents participating in different types of creative arts to help process and grieve the loss of their babies. We work with participants to determine which types of artmaking suit their interests and needs. Previously we have done activities such as scrapbooking, assemblage art, card making, working with an animal-assisted therapy dog, jewelry making, writing, yoga, and having a “birthdate party” including decorating cupcakes to celebrate and mourn participants’ babies’ due dates. Other possibilities include collaging, poetry, comic book making, painting, music making, and much more. No experience is necessary and participants are not required to be “creative people” or “good at art!”

Our workshops are grounded in theory and research that suggest that when people experience trauma, such as baby loss, storytelling and art can help them makes sense of their baby’s death and find ways to go on living in the face of tremendous tragedy. In addition to this narrative focus, we design our activities to help parents process emotions such as hurt, anger, guilt, shame, and fear by engaging with emotions, including empathy, compassion, forgiveness, and hope. Through this process of artmaking and storysharing, our participants too build a strong community of support with one another.

 As one of the additional goals of The Scraps of the Heart Project is educating communities about baby loss, participants will have the opportunity to showcase pieces of their art from the workshop at an exhibit we are hosting at The University of Denver’s Museum of Anthropology from February to March 2017.

The session will be a closed group, meaning that we are asking all participants to sign up ahead of time and commit to attending all six sessions. Space is limited so we encourage those interested to sign up immediately.

The workshop is free of charge. For agreeing to be a part of The Scraps of the Heart Project research study, participants will be compensated with a $100 Target gift card.*

Parents with any type of pregnancy or baby loss are welcome. The group is not open to those who are currently pregnant, but we encourage you to contact us if you are interested in participating in a Pregnancy After Loss (PAL) Creative HeARTs workshop.

We will meet at the University of Denver.

Please email us with questions or to reserve a space.

*In order to receive compensation, participants need to participate for at least five hours. This includes time spent in workshops and working on activities outside of the workshops.