- Connecting area professionals to care for moms and babies -
Education opportunity:
- Prenatal & Infant Care Webinar -
Wednesday, February 16, 2022 | 11:30am
Recognizing Domestic Violence as a Serious Threat
to Pregnant Women and How to Help Victims
Hear from two local agencies about domestic violence and how to address it within the various communities you may serve. This virtual luncheon will help care providers and those within the Prenatal & Infant Care Network recognize the signs of domestic violence, better understand its impact on pregnant and recently pregnant women, see the importance of being culturally competent when addressing domestic violence, and learn practical strategies to help women who may be experiencing violence in their personal lives.
Jennifer Rohlf, Director of Empowerment, YWCA Northeast Indiana

Jennifer Rohlf is the Director of Empowerment for the YWCA Northeast Indiana. Jennifer works to uphold the YWCA’s mission of eliminating racism and empowering women through overseeing the YWCA’s Community Education, Domestic and Sexual Violence Advocacy, and Dress for Success programming. Jennifer has served the YWCA since June 2013 and has previously held the position of Community Education Coordinator. She has been actively involved in providing a variety of educational trainings to the community on the topics of domestic violence, diversity, cyberbullying, and healthy/unhealthy relationships. Jennifer is a 2015 New Professional Journey Fellow, and a 2016 award recipient of Fort Wayne Business Weekly’s 20 Millennials Making A Difference. Jennifer is a graduate from Purdue University, with a Bachelor of Science in Public Health Promotion.
Melissa Singh, Associate Family Justice Center Director, Amani Family Services

Melissa Singh attended Huntington University where she received her bachelor’s degree in history and political science. Currently, Melissa is pursuing her Master of Social Work through IUPUI with plans to continue to grow professionally in the areas of policy, advocacy, and program development as a macro social worker. In 2013, Melissa traveled to Ethiopia and this experience led her to the human services profession and instilled a passion for working with immigrants and refugees. Prior to Amani, Melissa worked as a case manager and supervisor with vulnerable populations, such as survivors of trafficking and newly arrived refugees. Today, Melissa overseas all Victim Care programming at Amani Family Services, which includes advocacy and therapeutic services, as well as community education and outreach. Melissa is also an active member of the Anti-Trafficking Network of Northeast Indiana where she chairs the Victim Services Committee and is a member of the Network's Steering Committee.
- Previous webinar recordings available -
Wednesday, December 1, 2021
Addiction, Opioid Use Disorder,
and Neonatal Abstinence Syndrome
Identifying the Warning Signs of Addiction in Your Clients
Dr. Sarah Turner (Family Medicine) shared how care providers can identify the warning signs of addiction in their pregnant clients, to help assure they access appropriate care.
Dr. Turner practices full-scope family medicine, but her focus is on women's health, obstetrics, and pediatric care. She has a clinic for pregnant women with substance use disorder (the Monarch Clinic) - this is her passion and where she states her heart truly lies. Dr. Turner's advanced training allows her to provide high-risk and surgical obstetrics services, substance abuse in pregnancy, high-risk neonatal care, and women's health
New App for Moms with Opioid Use Disorder (OUD) and Babies with Neonatal Abstinence Syndrome (NAS)
Nicole Fairchild, Executive Director of McMillen Health, and Megan Wilkinson, Director of Curriculum Development, presented their new app that provides vital, effective preventive health education to new and expecting mothers with Opioid Use Disorder, to address the opioid epidemic's high rates of maternal and infant mortality. Healthy Tomorrow, designed with input from advisory groups of the target audience and professionals who work with the population, covers topics such as neonatal abstinence syndrome, postpartum health, staying in recovery, support networks, working with the Department of Child Services, and more. The app is a five-year project to educate on prenatal health, safe sleep, tobacco use during pregnancy, nutrition, and breastfeeding.
Friday, December 10, 2021
Vaccination, Pregnant Women & Children
Two local physicians shared the latest information about the COVID-19 vaccine. They covered the safety and efficacy of the vaccines in both pregnant women, women of childbearing age, and children. The presentation helps care providers and those within the Prenatal & Infant Care Network more precisely discuss with their clients the opportunities and concerns associated with COVID-19 vaccines. Both of these physicians also serve on the Medical Advisory Board of Healthier Moms & Babies.
Dr. Eric Shoemaker (Family Medicine)

Dr. Eric Shoemaker is a family medicine doctor who received his medical degree from University of Pikeville-Kentucky College of Osteopathic Medicine and has been in practice for five years with Parkview Health.
Dr. Lucia Fouts (OB-GYN)

Dr. Lucia Fouts is Board Certified in Obstetrics and Gynecology and earned her medical degree from Indiana University School of Medicine. After completing her OB-GYN residency at the University of Louisville in Kentucky, she joined Women’s Health Advantage in 2003. She is the OB chair for Dupont Hospital, has been an Assistant Clinical Professor of OB-GYN at the Indiana University School of Medicine Fort Wayne campus, and is now a member of the Laborist Programs at Dupont and Lutheran Hospitals.
Steering Committee
 A ministry sponsored by the Poor Handmaids of Jesus Christ.