Comprehensive Family Support

What’s new this summer?

Posted on Jul 10, 2016

We are so excited at the interest and positive reception that the Recommendations for Psychosocial Support for NICU Parents have gotten!  Members of the workgroup that developed the recommendations have now delivered 23 presentations across the country with more scheduled, including an international presentation at the Marcé Society for Perinatal Mental Health in Melbourne, Australia in September.  Members have presented before audiences of NICU nurses, nurse practitioners, neonatologists, obstetricians, occupational therapists, social workers, psychologists, and NICU parents.  A poster we...

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New Endorsements and an Award Given

Posted on May 5, 2016

We are excited to continue to collect endorsements for the Recommendations.  There are now a total of 32 professional and parent support organizations that have recognized the importance of this work to both NICU parents and NICU staff.  Please check our Supporting Organizations page to see who has signed on!  The value of having more organizations expressing support for the Recommendations is that everyone in each of those organizations can take the Recommendations back to their individual NICUs.  The most recent organization to align with us is Project Sweet Peas, a parent support...

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We’re Getting Around!

Posted on Feb 25, 2016

Members of the Workgroup on Psychosocial Support of NICU Parents have been busy spreading the “good word,” getting out and talking to different professional groups about how to make things better for parents in their NICUs. Rebecca-Chuffo Siewert addressed attendees at The Fetus & Newborn Forum in October in San Diego.  Cheryl Milford presented to the Pennsylvania Association of Infant Mental Health in October.  Carole Kenner was a keynote speaker at the University of Oklahoma Palliative Care Summit in November.  Keira Sorrells spoke to the Mississippi Perinatal Association...

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