National Perinatal Association
No matter how you are involved across the spectrum of care for mothers, babies and families, the NPA provides programs, services and opportunities to learn and engage. At NPA, we focus on the impact and effect of perinatal care and policy on families and the healthcare providers who care for them – ensuring their voices are heard.
Learn more about how you can become a member and access what NPA has to offer.
Thank you for joining us for
NPA's 2016 Conference
April 28-29, 2016 | Houston, Texas
Multidisciplinary and Collaborative Perinatal Decision Making in the 21st Century
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 endeavour 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 WEBINARS for FAMILY ADVOCATES
The inaugural webinar Understanding the Basic Components of Trauma-Informed Care with Kara Wahlin, MFT was hosted on Thursday March 3rd. recording
Our next webinar is "A Roadmap for Improving Your NICU" is on Wednesday, June 29th at 10:00 pacific/noon central/1:00 eastern. Sue Hall, MD & Kristy Love, a parent support program leader, will illustrate how to use the NPA's Interdisciplinary Recommendations for Psychosocial Support of NICU Parents to effectively advocate for change at your hospital.
Contact Kristy at firstname.lastname@example.org to receive information about future topics.
FIND OUT MORE ABOUT OUR 2015 SYMPOSIUM
Pregnant Women, Drug Use, and NAS: Experts Share Science & Strategies That Help Women, Babies, and Families
SAVE THE DATE: Become a member and get advanced registration for our 2017 conference "Perinatal Mental Health: Advocating for the Health and Wellbeing of Families" on March 9-11th in Atlanta.
NEW: Read NPA's Interdisciplinary Recommendations for Psychosocial Support of NICU Parents published in the December, 2015 issue of Journal of Perinatology.
NPA's Egg Freezing position paper is now available.
View the revised 2015 NPA RSV Guidelines.
Learn more about Severe Nausea and Vomiting of Pregnancy (NVP) and our advocacy efforts.
Supporting NICU Staff Mental Health by Cheryl A. Milford, EdS
“Supporting the mental health of the NICU staff is as important as scaffolding the mental health needs of parents. Utilizing the family-centered care principles and the tenets of trauma-informed care in maintaining professional attitudes, choices and behaviors is vital to the practices and culture of the NICU.”