Resources for Starting a Support Group

100px peertopeerResources for Starting a Peer Support Group:

Whether you are already leading a peer-to-peer support group or want to start one, there are people who can help. Email info@support4NICUparents.org, fill out this contact form, or access the following resources:

The National Perinatal Association’s Family Advocacy Network: Resources for Parent Support Groups

Preemie Parent Alliance: Preemie Parent Alliance represents organizations that provide support to parents of preemies. We are committed to supporting the growth and development of our members to help improve the quality and effectiveness of the services they provide.

Comparison of Types of Peer and Family Support:  This document lists the advantages of different models of providing peer support for NICU parents:  in-person, telephone, internet, and group support.

Endorsed Practices for Parent to Parent Support  Parent to Parent USA

Guidelines for Selection of NICU Parent Mentor Volunteers, adapted from The Tiny Miracles Foundation.

Application to become an In-Hospital Parent Mentor:  This application, produced by The Tiny Miracles Foundation, can be used as a guide to development of an application for your organization.

Application to become a Preemie Parent Community Mentor Volunteer:  This application, produced by The Tiny Miracles Foundation, can be used as a guide to development of an application for your organization.

Best Practices for Telephone Support  Created by Heather McKinnis, Director of Peer Support Program at Graham’s Foundation.

List of Parent Activities and Lunch-Learn Topics:  You will want to use this as a resource for getting started for group activities with parents.

Volunteer Training Powerpoint:  Produced by Becky Hatfield and Tawna Burton from Parent Support Program at University of Utah Hospital.

 


 

 

hospital-basedResources for Starting a Hospital-Based Support Group:

Whether your hospital already has a support group or is hoping to start one, there are resources available to help. Connect with people who are doing what you want to do and learn what works.

The National Perinatal Association’s Family Advocacy Network: Resources for Parent Support Groups

Preemie Parent Alliance: Preemie Parent Alliance represents organizations that provide support to parents of preemies. We are committed to supporting the growth and development of our members to help improve the quality and effectiveness of the services they provide.

List of Parent Activities and Lunch-Learn Topics:  You will want to use this as a resource for getting started for group activities with parents.

Volunteer Training Powerpoint:  Produced by Becky Hatfield and Tawna Burton from Parent Support Program at University of Utah Hospital.