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 ErikaGoyer@gmail.com for more information.
NEW NICU RESOURCES:
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)
For information about this project or any of the resources, contact us here.
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 Support4NICUParents.org, and join our cause.
Resources for Starting a Support Group
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.
(please contact NPA at firstname.lastname@example.org for recordings of the topics below)
Transitions from the NICU to Home
Loss in the NICU
NICU Program for Fathers
Holiday Activities for NICU Parents and Reunions
Starting a Support Group