Supporting NICU Staff and Families

 through the NICU Experience.

We believe that strengthening the parent-baby bond and family functioning in the NICU is the “next big frontier” in improving infant outcomes and that supporting NICU parents is equally important to providing medical care to their baby. Created by professionals and “experts by experience” with quotes from over 100 NICU graduate parents, “Caring for Babies and Their Families: Providing Psychosocial Support in the NICU,”  is a 7-module online continuing education series. Modules provide much-needed staff training and education to improve psychosocial support and family-centered developmental care. The courses bring research and parent voice to the forefront simultaneously to deliver the only education of it’s kind to the NICU professional space. The program modules, which can be taken individually or as the full course, offer CEU credit accredited by PAC/LAC.

Click here to learn more about this critical program for your NICU and how it can provide staff the tools needed to support and engage each other and families coping with this intense and complicated environment.

~ My NICU Network ~


An engaging platform that provides education for NICU professionals
based on the Best Practice Recommendations
outlined in the “Interdisciplinary Recommendations for
Psychosocial Support of NICU Parents” published in the 

Journal of Perinatology December 2015.

7 Module Series 

  • Emotional Support of NICU Parents
  • Communication Skills
  • Peer-To-Peer Support
  • Family-Centered Developmental Care

 

 

  • Palliative and Bereavement Care
  • Discharge Planning and Follow Up Support
  • Caring for the Caregiver: Staff Support

Staff Education

Created by professionals and “experts by experience” with quotes from over 100 NICU graduate parents, Caring for NICU Babies and their Families: Providing Psychosocial Support in the NICU is a 7-module online continuing education series. Modules provide much-needed staff training and education to improve psychosocial support and family-centered developmental care. The courses bring research and the parent voice to the forefront simultaneously to deliver the only education of its kind to the NICU professional space. The program modules, which can be taken individually or as the full course, offer CEU credit accredited by PAC/LAC.

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Our Partners

Preemie Parent Alliance has partnered with Patient+Family Care and the National Perinatal Association to develop this NICU Staff Education course based on the National Perinatal Association’s Interdisciplinary Recommendations for the Psychosocial Needs of NICU Parents, published in the Journal of Perinatology.

Our Sponsors

The Wellness Network, National Perinatal Association, Patient+Family Care and Preemie Parent Alliance are grateful Medela’s support of NICU Staff Education and Family Support.

Read Medela’s message about their commercial support of this cause here.

Collaborative Webinar Series
The Preemie Parent Alliance hosts a quarterly webinar series in partnership with the National Perinatal Association (NPA). Subscribe to receive information about future webinars in our collaborative series.
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