Resources for Parent Support Groups

FAN is committed to providing free, high-quality resources for supporting parents and families. If you are starting - or sustaining - a support group we can help you find the tools you need to succeed. 

FAN leadership is available to provide individual consultations or to speak to your Family Advisory Committee or staff. Contact for more information. 


NEW: NICU Staff Education

Bring Family-Centered, Trauma-Informed Care to Your NICU

Learn about this innovative online NICU staff education course, entitled “Caring for Babies and their Families: Providing Psychosocial Support in the NICU” based on the “Recommendations for Psychosocial Support of NICU Parents” (as published in the December, 2015 Journal of Perinatology Supplement)

This course was created by three collaborating organizations: National Perinatal AssociationPatient+Family Care, and The Preemie Parent Alliance


For information about this project or any of the resources, contact us here.

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. 

Do you have a topic you would like to see covered? 

Email Erika at

Interdisciplinary Recommendations for Psychosocial Support of NICU Parents

Families are at the center of everything we do at FAN. We believe that when given accurate information and timely support, parents can become powerful advocates for their children - and our community. We are proud to be a part of the team that created NPA's Interdisciplinary Recommendations for Psychosocial Support of NICU Parents. We encourage every NICU parent and professional to read the guidelines, visit the companion website at, and join our cause.

Resources for Starting a Support Group

Visit Resources for Starting a Support Group on our companion website to learn more about starting and sustaining a support group in your hospital or community.

FAN Consulting Calls

Family Advocacy Network's consulting calls provide a forum for support groups - ranging from experienced to newly formed - to share best practices, identify issues, and address challenges.

Disclaimer: The views and opinions expressed in the consulting calls below are those of the participants and do not necessarily reflect the official policy or position of any employee, official, or volunteer of the National Perinatal Association. Examples provided within these discussions are only examples and should be viewed as such. Assumptions made from these conversations are not reflective of the position of any employee, official or volunteer of the National Perinatal Association.


Special Conversations
July 31, 2014

Follow-Up Care
February 20, 2014


Psychosocial Programs for NICU Parents
November 7, 2013

Assorted Valuable Resources
August 15, 2013

Strategies for Bringing Parents Together
May 16, 2013

Back to the Basics
February 14, 2013


Helping NICU Parents Who Do Not Have Premature Babies
December 12, 2012

Strategies for Helping Teenage Mothers
August 22, 2012

Bereavement Follow-up
June 14, 2012

Strategies for Struggling Support Groups
March 7, 2012

Transitions from the NICU to Home
December 14, 2011


(please contact NPA at for recordings of the topics below)

Transitions from the NICU to Home
December 14, 2011

Loss in the NICU
May 18, 2011

NICU Program for Fathers
March 30, 2011

Holiday Activities for NICU Parents and Reunions
December 16, 2010

Sibling Programs
September 16, 2010

Training Programs
August 11, 2010

Starting a Support Group
July 3, 2010


Kristy Love, Executive Director

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