Jessica Ruidiaz (Perinatal Bereavement Counselor, Argentina)
Clr. Jessica Ruidiaz (Argentina) is the founder and president of the “Era en Abril” Foundation (the first organization in Latin America that provides support out to parents who have lost a child). She is a writer and a specialized bereavement counselor who provides support to the family. International speaker. Ex Board Member of ISA (International Stillbirth Alliance). Member of Advisory Group of The Lancet Stillbirth Series: ending preventable deaths by 2030. Investigator Group The Lancet Stillbirth in High-Income Countries. Director of the research team of the Foundation “Era en Abril”. Member of PMNCH. Member of SAWG, Stillbirth Advocacy Working Group of World Health Organization. She coordinates helping groups and also trains other group coordinators in Argentina and other countries in Latin America. She is working on the development of Specialization on Grief Support for perinatal and infant death for mental health professionals. She is also working on creating the Integral Program of Professional Development that deals with perinatal death. She is representative and promoter a law for the identity of stillbirth babies. Sofia’s mother, who died at 2 months and Victoria who was born after the loss.