FAN+PPA Webinars for Family Advocates

FAN collaborates with our partners at the Preemie Parent Alliance to bring you a quarterly webinar series on topics of interest to families and their providers. 

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Free Webinar for PPA & NPA Members 

Understanding Health and Healthcare Disparities in the NICU with Dr. JaNeen Cross      

Monday, September 10th   

10:00 pacific/11:00 mountain/noon central/1:00 eastern  

JOIN US as we discuss health and healthcare disparities that exist in the NICU.

Special focus will be placed on socioeconomic, sociocultural, and geographical factors that influence access and availability of services and resources.

We celebrated International Kangaroo Care Awareness Day with the fantastically informative webinar

Skin-to-Skin Contact After Birth: So Many Reasons Why It Matters

You can still access this webinar for free if you're an NPA or PPA member. If not, become one. 

Access the webinar here.

Join NPA+PPA as we celebrate International Kangaroo Care Awareness Day with this free webinar.

How a baby is welcomed into the world matters. There is much research-based evidence to support the importance of keeping mothers and newborns together. Helping parents and babies connect through skin-to-skin contact is worth the effort needed to make it happen.

About our Presenter: 

Dr. Phillips' primary areas of interests are mother-infant attachment, breastfeeding education and support, and Neuroprotective Family-Centered Developmental Care of premature infants in the NICU. 

After raising three children as a stay-at-home mother, Dr. Phillips received a Masters degree in Developmental Psychology, became NIDCAP certified as an Infant Developmental Specialist, and then attended medical school at University of California, Davis. Dr. Phillips is now a neonatologist at Loma Linda University Children's Hospital in S. California as well as the Medical Director of Neonatal Services at Loma Linda University Medical Center-Murrieta. She is an International Board Certified Lactation Consultant and a Fellow of the Academy of Breastfeeding Medicine. Dr. Phillips is the immediate Past President of NPA.

Past Webinars

The inaugural webinar Understanding the Basic Components of Trauma-Informed Care with Kara Wahlin, LMFT of NICU Healing was hosted in March 2016. View the presentation here.

Our second webinar was A Roadmap for Improving Your NICUwhere Sue Hall, MD & Kristy Love, a parent support program leader,  illustrated how to use the NPA's Interdisciplinary Recommendations for Psychosocial Support of NICU Parents to effectively advocate for change at your hospital. 

Our third webinar was Is Baby Friendly Family Friendly? with Sara Mosher, RN, BSN, MHA of Patient+Family Care where we discussed how the Baby Friendly Hospital Initiative and upcoming guidance for NICUs impact perinatal care practices and affect the quality of care and support given to NICU babies and their families.

Resources from Sara's webinar:

In our webinar, Caring for the Caregiver: Self Care for Peer Mentors, we talked with Cheryl Milford, EdS. As a  NICU psychologist and developmental specialist, Cheryl has been at the leading edge of perinatal caregiving for the last 30 years. She shared her perspective on how we can best address our unique needs as parent leaders and peer mentors and helped us explore ways to provide meaningful support to families who are in crisis without compromising our own mental health and wellbeing.

Resources from Cheryl's webinar:


Our fifth webinar, Supporting Families & Legal Liabilities: Protecting Your Organization, was hosted by an expert panel of attorneys, Lisa Moore of The Moore Firm and Erin Whaley from Troutman Sanders. 

    • You’ve developed some incredible education materials for your families, is your content protected? 
    • You just want to help, why won’t the hospital let you start a support group? 
    • What is HIPAA anyway and what does it mean to you? 
    • Do you know what your volunteers are saying to families in crisis? 

We’ll answer these and many more questions on the topics of Intellectual Property & Healthcare Law.

Helping NICU Moms Discover Their Magic 

A baby in the NICU is one of the most daunting, confusing and overwhelming times for Mothers, but opportunity exists for learning and discovering strengths, skills and life lessons that arrive with our baby’s births.

In April 2018 Kasey Mathews, Author of Preemie: Lessons in Love, Life and Motherhood shared how NICU Parent Leaders who have walked this path, can share their journeys and guide moms on their own, equipping NICU mothers with skills and tools that enable them not just to survive the NICU, but thrive as a result.

Email or for details on future webinars. 

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