National Perinatal Association
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Save the Date for NPA's 38th Annual Conference
Perinatal Mental Health: Advocating for the Health and Wellbeing of Families
March 9-11, 2017 | Atlanta, Georgia
For sponsorship opportunities, contact Kristy Love at email@example.com
Our venue will be the Embassy Suites by Hilton Atlanta at Centennial Olympic Park
We are proud to announce NPA's
Interdisciplinary Recommendations for Psychosocial Support of NICU Parents
In January 2014, the National Perinatal Association convened a group of thought leaders and stakeholders - neonatologists, obstetricians, nurses, nurse practitioners, nurse midwives, developmental care specialists, psychologists, social workers, public health experts, parent support group leaders and parents - to develop interdisciplinary guidelines for psychosocial support services for parents whose infants are hospitalized in neonatal intensive care units (NICUs).
This group convened with the common purpose of improving the level of psychosocial support provided to NICU parents as well as improving training and support for those who provide care in NICUs.The products of this interdisciplinary endeavor are:
You can download the Interdisciplinary Recommendations for Psychosocial Support of NICU Parents here, without the supporting narrative and references.
Click here to view the full set of articles with references in the Supplement to the December, 2015 issue of Journal of Perinatology.
NEW NICU RESOURCES:
NPA's Family Advocacy Network (FAN) now hosts quarterly webinars in partnership with the Preemie Parent Alliance (PPA) Find out more.
The Development of New Pharmacological Therapies for Infants - The National Perinatal Association’s Position of Support for Senate Bill S.2041 - Promoting Life-Saving New Therapies for Neonates Act of 2016 by Sue Hall, MD; Raylene Phillips, MD; Vincent C. Smith, MD; Cris Glick, MD; Mitchell Goldstein, MD; T. Allen Merritt, MD
Supporting Families on Their Journey Home: A Comprehensive Approach to NICU Discharge/Transition Planning by Vincent C. Smith, MD; Trudi N. Murch, PhD, CCC-SLP2
"The days, weeks, and months immediately following a baby’s discharge from the NICU constitute a critical period in the life of the family. While trying to balance multifaceted emotions, the family must also deal with their job-related demands, financial responsibilities, the needs of other family members, and numerous other stressors including mental health issues. Families need help and support."