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Children's Hospital in Toulouse France Celebrates 10 Years of NIDCAP


The NFI is proud to report that Children’s Hospital in Toulouse France has been using the NIDCAP approach to care for ten years.  Members of the Toulouse NIDCAP team, Isabelle Glorieux, MD, Sandra Lescure, MD, and Céline Prout, RN report that they marked the 10 year anniversary in November 2015.

New NIDCAP Training Center Established in Tuebingen, Germany


The NFI is proud to announce the establishment of the first NIDCAP Training Center in Germany.

Kathryn Barnard, Pioneer for Babies, Dies at 77


Kathryn E. Barnard, the University of Washington nursing professor who pioneered early theories of infant mental health, died Saturday in Seattle. She was 77.

NIDCAP Trainer Gillian Kennedy Awarded Order of the British Empire


The NFI is proud to announce that one of its NIDCAP Trainers, Gillian Kennedy, is one of the recipients of The Queen’s Birthday Honours.

NFI Establishes New Training Center in Portugal


The NFI Board of Directors is pleased to announce the opening of the first NIDCAP training center in Portugal.

New Training Center Established in Denmark


The NFI announces the opening of a new training center in Denmark.

Synactive Theory gets a Wikipedia page


The scientific theory behind NIDCAP and APIB appears as an article on Wikipedia.

The NFI celebrated World Prematurity Day


The NIDCAP Federation International recognizes the incredible NIDCAP care that is happening all around the world.

Heidelise Als, PhD Receives the Serge Lebovici Award from the WAIMH


On June 17, 2014, the World Association for Infant Mental Health (WAIMH) awarded Dr. Heidelise Als with the Serge Lebovici Award. This award is given in recognition of her very significant contributions to the international field of infant mental health through her work with newborns, especially the assessment and treatment of premature infants and their families.

James Helm, PhD Receives the Health Care Hero Award


James Helm, PhD, Director of the Carolina NIDCAP Training Center, received the Health Care Hero Award in the Medical Professional category from the Triangle Business Journal, a multimedia source for local business news, research and events in the Raleigh, Durham and Chapel Hill, North Carolina region. The award recognizes people “who have put innovation and compassion to work to improve the human condition.”

Second Annual Midwest Developmental Care Conference March 28-29, 2014


The Chicago and Cincinnati NIDCAP training centers held the 2nd Annual Midwest Developmental Care Conference on March 27 & 28, 2014.

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