Having adequate support and the confidence to care for your newborn is important for all families, but especially for those with babies in the NICU. When things don’t go as planned during pregnancy or childbirth, and newborns end up in the NICU, it can be more than a little stressful for parents.
In this webinar, Dr. Sharon Tan, Psy.D., provides an overview of the stresses NICU families often face – in the hospital and at home — and discusses the critical role home visitors can play in helping families navigate the experience and the transition home, especially during the COVID-19 health crisis. In addition to serving families in her private practice, Dr. Tan works with the NICU at MemorialCare Miller Children’s and Women’s Hospital Long Beach.
See below for links to related resources.
- Webinar PowerPoint: Working with NICU Families: At the Hospital and at Home
- National Perinatal Association:
- Handout: Helping Children and Families Cope with Having a Baby in the NICU During the COVID-19 Pandemic
- Handout: Caregivers Need Care Too During the COVID-19 Pandemic
- Handout: Bonding with Your Baby During the COVID-19 Pandemic
- Postpartum Support International: NICU Parents Online Support Group
- The Wellness Network:
- Books and Articles: